The world of cryptocurrency is vast, complex and quite difficult to uncover and engage with. Reddit is much the same and while searching for Bitcoin, you might find yourself reading a pro Bitcoin Cash subreddit without even realizing it.
Below is a list of the cryptocurrency subreddits you should be reading if you want to find your niche, engage with mining, blockchain or are looking for broad cryptocurrency conversation.
There’s a very common mistake when searching for and talking about cryptocurrency related topics; calling it “crypto”. It’s a common occurrence but one that will leave most people slightly confused and frustrated. Crypto refers to cryptography in most search terms and technical understandings. It’s the same on Reddit. If you search for “crypto” you’ll find a variety of subreddits that lead you down different paths.
The r/crypto subreddit is focused on cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
The subreddit description says it all: Cryptography is the art of creating mathematical assurances for who can do what with data, including but not limited the classical example of encrypting messages so that only the key-holder can read it.
This subreddit is all about the above. Not cryptocurrency.
This is one of the larger cryptocurrency subreddits with over 667,000 members with frequently over 10,000 active members at any one point.
The r/CryptoCurrency subreddit is what you are probably looking for if you’re into cryptocurrency. Visit this subreddit if you are looking for cryptocurrency news and discussions. As with every subreddit there are rules about what you can post and how you engage with the community.
Market information is hard to come by in the cryptocurrency space. The r/CryptoMarkets subreddit places emphasis on altcoin market information.
Topics can range from exchanges, technical analysis, to fundamental analysis and currently has over 140 000 members to engage with.
Traders can find a subreddit haven at the r/cryptocurrencytrading subreddit. This is a smaller community of over 36 000 members.
You can find general trading news, discussions and conversations in this subreddit.
It’s easy to forget that there are loyal blockchain enthusiasts who just want to discuss all things blockchain with other loyal enthusiasts. The r/Blockchain subreddit is for these folks. The ones who believe in the block.
This subreddit has more than 33 000 members who are only interested in discussing and sharing information about blockchain technology. Posting anything else in this subreddit will probably land you in some hot blocked water.
Not exactly a blockchain subreddit but blockchain-adjacent and relatively pertinent to the discussion of blockchains. r/Decentralization is a place for news, information and discussion related to decentralization, nullification, secession, tenth amendment issues etc.
There is a lot to sift through in the world of Bitcoin on Reddit. The classic clash happens between r/Bitcoin and r/BTC.
The official home of Bitcoin on Reddit can be found at r/Bitcoin. This subreddit has over 820 000 members and is extremely active. You can visit frequently and receive updated news, opinion and community discussion.
If you are looking for Bitcoin Cash conversation then you should head over to r/BTC. It’s odd and confusing if you are a first-time visitor because BTC is usually only used when referring to Bitcoin and not Bitcoin Cash. This subreddit has been taken over by Roger Ver loyalists who believe that the redditors over at r/Bitcoin have done them wrong.
Visit the Bitcoin Cash subreddit if you are looking to engage with the BCH community.
We all have to start somewhere and if you’re new to Bitcoin then the r/BitcoinBeginners subreddit is the place for you. You wont be bombarded with news, spam or intensely aggravated experts treating you like a noob. The Bitcoin Beginners subreddits is for people just starting out to visit, read and ask questions.
The main and largest Ethereum subreddit is r/Ethereum, as it should be. The community is 359 000 strong, engaged and happy to discuss all things Ethereum. However, price discussion and market talk, memes & exchanges are all removed from this subreddit.
The 19 000 members of the r/EthereumClassic subreddit are highly engaged and extremely passionate about Ethereum Classic. It’s best to keep conversation focused on Ethereum Classic and not mix up your discussions and comments between the r/Ethereum and r/EthereumClassic subreddits.
For the curious Ethereum beginner there is a subreddit made for you in r/EthereumNoobies. Over 11 000 members are ready and waiting to help you learn about Ethereum in any way they can.
All the things you wanted to post in r/Ethereum that they wont let you can be posted in the r/EthTrader subreddit. That’s right Ethereum price discussion and market talk, memes & exchanges are all allowed in this subreddit.
Developers are never neglected in the wacky world of Ethereum and reddit is no exception. The r/EthDev subreddit is reserved for those building and curious about building Ethereum.
Each altcoin has a dedicated subreddit that fans and followers join. Below is a list of the largest and most engaged altcoin subreddits. If you can’t find one that you are looking for below, simply search for your favorite altcoin at Reddit and you will probably find a buzzing subreddit.
r/Altcoins (General altcoin subreddit)
This is a surprisingly large Bitcoin Mining subreddit with over 30 000 members discussing the various aspects of mining bitcoin. It can get quite technical in there so keep your wits about you.
A smaller community of cryptocurrency miners can be found at r/CryptoMining. Here you can read broad cryptocurrency mining articles, discussions and debates and receive fairly honest feedback as the there are just over 3000 members.
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Fun Cryptocurrency Subreddits
Not everyone takes Bitcoin as seriously as you might think. r/Buttcoin is dedicated to muddying the waters of Bitcoin lovers out there. Click through, dive in and have a laugh.
A Reddit home for all the stray kitties with no place to go. The r/CryptoKitties subreddit is dedicated to the viral cryptocurrency gaming sensation that allows you to produce and trade digital cats.
With over 2000 users, the Living On Bitcoin subreddit is dedicated to hardcore users of bitcoin who want to live a life without fiat currency. Intense stuff.
It is easy to be overwhelmed when starting out with Reddit and cryptocurrencies. Pick your start point and spend a few minutes browsing through the “Hot” and “New” sections in the subreddit. If the comments are to your liking and the community seems friendly then dive in and start engaging. Once you start down this rabbit hole you never know where you will come out at the other end.