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The 10 Best Crypto Subreddits

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a crypto novice or a blockchain expert, Reddit is a valuable resource of information.

You can find specific subreddits dedicated to most of the major coins, the latest industry news, investment tips, and all the memes you can possibly handle.

Here’s our list of the best crypto subreddits worth checking out.

1. r/cryptocurrency

r/cryptocurrency acts as a central hub for anyone interested in the crypto and blockchain industries. It is pushing towards one million members with several thousand online at any one time.

It offers a real mixed bag of content, including the latest news, beginner tips, market analysis, and a never-ending supply of memes.

The subreddit also providers an extensive wiki, covering topics such as “Bitcoin as an Investment” and “How to buy Bitcoins Worldwide.”

Perhaps the most significant criticism of the subreddit is the lack of genuinely in-depth conversation. If you want to talk about the latest developments in your favorite niche altcoin, it’s more sensible to see if there’s a dedicated subreddit instead.

2. r/bitcoin

The largest and most active crypto subreddit is r/bitcoin. With 1.1 million subscribers, it pushes r/cryptocurrency into second place.

As the name implies, the forum is reserved for Bitcoin discussions; you won’t find any altcoin chat. The usual selection of content is available, including memes, markets, technical developments, and adoption.

The mods pin a daily discussion thread for live chat, and there’s also a 30-day recap thread at the end of every month.

3. r/BTC

Despite its size, r/bitcoin receives regular criticism from Reddit users. They accuse the mods of censorship, enforcing rules that are too strict, and encouraging partisanship.

r/BTC is a more liberal subreddit. It welcomes supporters from all forms of Bitcoin, including Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Gold, and many of the other Bitcoin forks you might not know about.

The r/BTC subreddit provides news, AMAs, memes, and technological insight to its 260,000 members.

4. r/icocrypto

The uncontrollable ICO craze of 2017 may have faded, but initial coin offerings continue to provide a valuable tool to raise funding and project awareness for coin developers.

The content on r/icocrypto can be broadly divided into two categories: AMAs with ICO companies (restricted to one per year, per ICO to prevent spam) and posts from approved ICO reviewers. Past AMAs have included GolixDotCom, ConcourseQ, and Cloudbric.

To maintain the subreddits quality, only approved submitters can post new posts, but anyone can comment.

Warning: ICOs are extremely high-risk investments. Proceed with caution.

5. r/cryptomarkets

In the same way that r/cryptocurrency is the entry hub for everything to do with the crypto industry, r/cryptomarkets is Reddit’s gateway to cryptocurrency trading.

Some coin-specific trading subreddits are worth subscribing to, but if you want a holistic view of the markets, this subreddit should be your first stop.

You can expect to find news about exchanges (such as new coin listings), price analysis, and AMA sessions with various experts in the fields. Thankfully, there are no memes or low-quality jokes anywhere to be seen.

6. r/bitcoinbeginners

It’s impossible to deny that the crypto industry can be a confusing space. For a beginner, the minefield of wallets, terms, technologies, and exchanges can appear almost insurmountable.

If you need some guidance, r/bitcoinbeginners is the place to go. You be in good company with nearly 100,000 other newbie subscribers. You can ask all the basic questions that you were too afraid to ask in the main crypto subreddits.

The subreddit maintains a strict list of banned topics in order to keep the conversation beginner friendly. They include faucets, affiliate links, news, blog articles, altcoin shilling, and ICOs.

7. r/gpumining

r/gpumining is the largest subreddit about crypto mining. It is aimed at people who want to mine using their GPU; people who would rather use a high-powered CPU are not catered for.

It means that even if you only have a standard PC graphics cards, you will be able to get involved in crypto mining by following the tips and advice offered.

Of course, mining Bitcoin using a GPU isn’t feasible possible, so most of the chat revolves around the various altcoins that are worth mining instead.

8. r/ethtrader

The largest subreddit about crypto trading isn’t r/cryptomarkets or even r/bitcoinmarkets. Instead, it’s r/ethtrader. The subreddit is approaching 250,000 subscribers.

The content on r/ethtrader is mostly about the Ethereum markets, but there is some overlap with other coins. The mods also allow some news and memes, as well as the odd post about other markets like equities, futures, and bonds.

If you only want to talk about Ethereum, head to the daily discussion thread. Non-Ethereum chat is banned in the thread.

9. r/binance

Despite only launching a couple of years ago, Binance has quickly grown to become the most popular crypto exchange on the planet. A combination of savvy marketing, a professional user interface, and a charismatic CEO has helped to propel it into the top spot.

If you’re a Binance user, you should subscribe to r/binance. People ask questions about the interface, report problems, and discuss the latest features. There are 50,000 members and counting. You could also check out r/binanceexchange with 25,000 users.

10. r/crypto_currency_news

We end with r/crypto_currency_news. The subreddit is entirely focused on the latest stories from the crypto industry—no memes, videos, or beginner questions.

The mods are strict with the rules. If the post doesn’t contain a link to an authoritative source, it will be removed. Links to Twitter and Facebook posts are also banned.

If you want to keep abreast of the latest developments without having to wade through a ton of content you’re not interested in, hit the subscribe button.

Other Great Crypto Resources on the Web

There are plenty of small, niche subreddits that target a particular aspect of the crypto world. Aside from all the coin-specific subreddits, honorable mentions go to r/cryptotechnology, r/ethdev, r/algotrading, and r/ethermining.

If you would like to learn about more ways to keep up-to-date with crypto, check out our articles on the best crypto Discord groups and the best crypto Telegram groups.

Dan Price
Dan has a background in both finance and technology. Previously, he worked for more than five years as a private financial consultant, advising clients on single investments, fund portfolios, long-term savings, and more. Dan holds professional qualifications from the UK's Chartered Insurance Institute, including a Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management and a Diploma in Financial Planning. Dan also writes for Blocks Decoded's sister publication, MakeUseOf. He started at the company in 2014 and has gone on to hold several key positions in the organization. In mid-2017, Dan finally started to invest in crypto. He is a firm advocate of index tracking funds and automated portfolio balancing. He's currently using the Crypto20 token and Hodlbot for exposure to the top 50 coins.
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