Find here the most useful links to websites of the crypto space
- https://chainlist.org/ All Blockchains and integration into MetaMask
- https://coinmarketcap.com Price Charts of all Coins and Tokens and Portfolio Feature
- https://www.coingecko.com/ Price Charts of all Coins and Tokens
- https://defillama.com/ Total Value Locked TVL Charts of all Chains
- https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf The Bitcoin whitepaper
- https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/59220/what-is-the-difference-between-a-miner-and-a-full-node Minver vs. Full Node
- https://blockgeeks.com/guides/proof-of-work-vs-proof-of-stake/ Consensus mechanisms
- https://cointracking.info/ The best tax tool. Please use it as of day 1 to track all your transactions! You must prove that you held your coins more than 1 year to have the gains tax-free in Germany!
- https://coinmap.org Where can you pay with crypto? See also: https://coinmap.cash/ , https://gocrypto.com/ , https://acceptlightning.com/map.html , https://btcmap.org/map , https://map.bitcoin.com
- https://www.tradingview.com/ Best chart analysis tool (TA)
Not all exchanges are a safe place to buy and trade crypto. Here are some exchanges that at least seem to be taking care of regulations and security. But always move your long term positions away from exchanges and store your keys onto hardware wallets! Remember: Not your keys, not your coins!
- https://app.bsdex.de Börse Stuttgard Exchange (buy BTC, ETH cheap and store it their secure on a cold storage)
- https://crypto.com Staking some CRO here will give you a VISA Debit Card that you can use to pay everywhere with crypto
- https://www.kraken.com not many features but stable and no legal issues so far
- https://www.binance.com/de Great exchange with low fees, low spread, many features. Biggest exchange in volume. My first choice!
- https://www.gate.io Huge amount of smaller coins, situated in Asia, works great, I’m using it for years now.
- https://www.okx.com One of the best Exchanges with enhanced trading features, if you want to dive into daytrading.
Decentralised Exchanges (DEX)
Dexes are not owned by a company. They are just smart contracts and your coins need to be on a wallet, like MetaMask, to swap on a Dex.
- https://app.uniswap.org biggest DEX on Ethereum, but also Arbitrum Optimism Polygon BNB Base Avalanche Celo. Here you can buy absolutely ANY new coin on Ethereum!
- https://app.rocketx.exchange/swap You only need this single Dex. It aggregates all other Dexes and chains.
- https://app.sushi.com/swap Multichain Swap on 18 Chains, but doesn’t offer all small coins like Uniswap
- https://raydium.io Largest DEX on Solana
- https://traderjoexyz.com Trader Joe is the number 1 exchange on Avalanche
- https://app.osmosis.zone Best DEX on Cosmos
- https://shop.ledger.com/pages/ledger-nano-x Ledger Nano X (Nano S only holds 2 chains at a time, better choose the Nano X)
Here is where you store the majority of your portfolio for long term, the safest way. All your bitcoin should be kept here.
Also remember to NOT store your 24 words on your computer!! Write them on paper or steel and put them in a safe!
- https://trustwallet.com/de In my eyes the best mobile wallet. Can store BTC and most altcoins. Great for paying on vacation.
- https://www.walletofsatoshi.com/ Wallet of Satoshi is the no.1 Lightning Wallet for your mobile phone for paying in the streets.
In the media
- https://www.btc-echo.de/ The best paper magazine about crypto in Germany
- https://www.google.de/books/edition/Kryptow%C3%A4hrungen/ZuRUDwAAQBAJ?hl=de&gbpv=0 Dr. Julian Hosp – Kryptowährungen (eins der besten Grundlagen Bücher)
- https://youtu.be/W8GDsddB1us?si=GSnPTt1-1thyzQM3 The Struggle of Telling your Friends about Bitcoin
- https://youtu.be/mUsQYJNu2jg?si=idwukcviktjyqOET Shops in Lugano that accept bitcoin
- https://youtu.be/l-N1Mb3xTi8?si=vzb8MIusx8HIgdgP Michael Saylor (Microstrategy) about bitcoin
- https://youtu.be/vTVrUOFXIT0?si=RyoZzytIao_HD0Ez Charles Hoskinsons vision to bank the unbanked in Africa
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56GH9x9QTFo Nayib Bukele and the Bitcoin mining plant in El Salvador where BTC is legal tender