There’s no shortage of bitcoin experts on YouTube. The question is, which crypto videos are worth your time? We checked out dozens of channels to anoint these the top of the heap. They’ve got good production and entertainment value, a strong following, and—most important—solid information about the latest in the space. YMMV.
Here's our unranked list:
One of the biggest crypto channels on YouTube with nearly 314,000 subscribers, DataDash devotes itself to all things related to crypto, data analytics and science. In each video, founder Nicholas Merten offers accessible breakdowns, charts, and analysis of the latest bitcoin news and trends. A data-analyst-turned-crypto-trader, Merten is one of the most lucid explainers on the topic, making this channel a must-watch and great for all levels of crypto-fluency.
Antonopoulos is an author, speaker, educator, and one of the world's foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. His crypto channel is the industry standard and essential for beginners. (To underscore this point, a “Bitcoin for Beginners” playlist sits atop his channel.) Videos mostly feature the entertaining and approachable Antonopoulos on stage doing talks and Q&As on every aspect of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Carpool crypto-oke? Cryptologists in cars? The “O” in CryptO is Omar Bham, and he loves to drive around talking...yep, crypto. An L.A.-based actor, Bham might feel a little slick initially, but you’ll quickly see he’s just genuinely enthusiastic about the subject. We give him points for involving his girlfriend Elle in his videos—it’s mostly a man’s world on Crypto YouTube—but she doesn’t speak nearly enough. It’s the Omar show, and that’s OK because he knows what he’s talking about. Still.
“Is it too late to buy bitcoin in 2019?” “Are we in a bull market?” “Why is <fill in the blank> surging?” These are the kinds of questions the fellas at Altcoin Buzz will help traders navigate. Videos track daily, even hourly, developments in up to 10 installments per week on this roiling crypto channel.
Cam from the UK says he’s “just a humble man with a great passion for all things blockchain, even tangle and block-lattice.” He also gets major points for keeping it light and entertaining. “How this guy incorporates memes into daily crypto reports reminds of a kick@$$ dj =P” writes one commenter. That’s resonating with people: each one of the videos on his crypto channel has more than 20,000 views.
One of the more prolific vloggers on this list, Crypto Bobby uses the whole beast when it comes to engaging his audience and leveraging the tech at his fingertips. Broadcasting on YouTube, Periscope, and Twitch, Bobby holds regular crypto happy hours during which people can chat and ask questions in real time. This “average dude with a background in Enterprise tech” truly makes himself accessible to viewers.
Ivan Liljeqvist is a cryptocurrency analyst and developer from Sweden. He’s generous with his knowledge and wants developers to benefit from his experience. Check out his tutorials and playlists (programming and software development, crypto GitHub analysis, and smart contract programming), which sit alongside market updates with very shouty thumbnails.
This channel started off as a passion project, with our host, Michael, chatting every day about various news and technological developments in the blockchain space. Now he’s an authoritative, accessible voice in the space. Top trends roundups like this offer quick ways to stay on top of big themes in crypto.
Is the hype around blockchain real? Shitcoin.TV, home of “spicy crypto news and shenanigans,” is here to take it to task. Their stated approach is to buy the tokens, install the software, and test the features to determine if it all really works as advertised. If not, <fart sound>, it’s a shitcoin. Andreas and team also talk to experts, learn how to be good Bitcoiners, and provide a few laughs when miners need it most.