While the technology behind crypto-currencies is intriguing, the part that got me sucked in when I first was introduced in 2016 was the investing/trading side of things. I thought Ethereum in particular could completely change the nature of business contracts, so I invested.
Fast forward 1.5 years later and I'm finding myself more interested in the tech than investing. In order to make sound investments I realized that I needed to have a solid understanding of how the blockchain really worked. As I learned about the mechanics of the blockchain, I realized how interesting it was as a web developer. It gave me an entirely new perspective on how applications can be decentralized without compromising their utility.
Since I feel like my crypto investments are in a good place, I decided to take some time and really dive into blockchain development. I'm not very far into it, but I keep chugging away and I'm excited to have a set of new programming tools on my belt so I can make a lasting impact in this space.
After shopping around a bit I bought Blockgeeks' subscription. I had always appreciated their in-depth articles on various blockchain subjects. I'm on the second course "Intro to Bitcoin" which walks you through the creation of a bitcoin wallet. It's well-done and I learned quite a few things that I probably couldn't have on my own.
I'll keep this site updated with each project I complete.