How do I Become a Bitcoin/Blockchain Expert?

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Ian Balina, Investor, Entrepreneur & Author at answers this question on Quora:

How to Become a Bitcoin/Blockchain Expert

  1. Read up on Bitcoin and Blockchain Wikipedia articles
  2. Read a book on Bitcoin and Blockchain; I highly recommend “Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money” by Nathaniel Popper
  3. Invest in Bitcoin and altcoins and actively follow them[1]
  4. Every month, attend at least one local meetup or event on Bitcoin and Blockchain in your area and network with the community
  5. Join a Bitcoin/Blockchain related project
    1. If you’re looking to become a technical expert, then definitely look at the open source code and become a contributor
    2. If you’re looking to be a non-technical expert, become a writer or blogger on Bitcoin and Blockchain related topics
  6. Attend large annual Bitcoin and Blockchain conferences
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for at least two years, and then you will be credible enough to be a Bitcoin and Blockchain expert.
  8. Once an expert, you could do the following:
    1. Start your own Bitcoin or Blockchain related startup
    2. Start a consulting or software company on Bitcoin or Blockchain
    3. Write a book on Bitcoin or Blockchain

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