Bitcoin forum – is it worth looking there for information about BTC?
Many people are nowadays looking for the latest information on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in YouTube’s vast collection of videos. However, the websites that have so far been a true goldmine of the latest information on each topic were bitcoin forum. Despite their decline in popularity on the Internet in favour of vlogs and Facebook groups, it is still worth getting interested in forums for many reasons.
Why are online forums still so popular?
First of all, a significant number of Internet forum users are old veterans who possess considerable knowledge about new computer science technologies. These enthusiasts judiciously follow many foreign websites and forums in English, German, Russian, French, or Spanish, and always post the most interesting information to the Polish-language Internet. The forum system is not only about providing information on a question-answer pattern. Many forum users treat these sites as an opportunity to share information with other users and use forums as a type of newsletter.
An internet forum is a good way of sharing information with other users interested in it. People setting up this type of topic often do so to increase their prestige and ranking on the forum, so that they can benefit from it. Providing valuable information may result in a greater interest in links promoted in a person’s footer and an increase in the general trust of other forum users.
Bitcoin – a new issue that drives the creation of new online forums
This principle also works in the case of forums dedicated to discussing Bitcoin. However, it is almost always worth using the largest forums available. There are several reasons for that, and they all result from the way Internet forums are created. Smaller forums usually have a few users who are developing the community and usually paste content from other websites, which causes smaller sites to lack uniqueness and may make them seem uninteresting. In small internet forums, traffic is low, which means that there is a small number of people willing to act as moderators, who prevent spam, which makes the list of threads difficult to read and lack valuable information. They usually take the form of an advertising column with a small number of users participating in active discussion.
Larger forums have an established reputation and a large number of substantive users who, for additional benefits from the administration of such a forum, fill the forum with valuable and up-to-date information. The large number of users who take part in discussions is also invaluable, although they do not often create new threads, sometimes their experience is huge and it is worth getting to know their point of view, which is what an Internet forum with a large number of people with extensive practical experience is still great for.
Bitcoin forum – which one is the most widely used in every country?
The largest forum on the topic of BTC on the Polish-language Internet is that of the bitcoin.pl website, which is a general information service about changes in blockchain technology, and its authors focus in particular on news related to the subject of bitcoin. The forum has as of now more than 30,000 users, who altogether wrote over 630,000 posts and created around 27,000 topics. Is that a lot? As for the relatively small Polish-language Internet, the topic of bitcoin at forum.bitcoin.pl is very intensively commented on.
In fact, there is no competitor to the bitcoin forum operating on the bitcoin.pl website yet. A short search query can lead you to the fledgling pages with only a dozen or so thousand views and a few pages with typical topics in the form of guides and queries without answers. A well-run forum is of course a great opportunity for users to direct various types of offers to other forum users. Also, in the case of the bitcoin forum, this section is very popular and contains the largest number of new topics created of all forum sections. The section for novice users has the most posts, which is not surprising because an important function of the forum is its didactic aspect and the main reason for the creation of internet forums is the willingness to share the knowledge of more experienced users with novices.
Another important feature of the bitcoin.pl forum is its “Economic Considerations” section. This is the second busiest section in which forum users argue about the future of the entire cryptocurrency world, its economic viability, and the role of blockchain in the global economy. This topic is extremely interesting for all people who see potential practical applications of blockchain and BTC – and there is more of them with each passing day.
The largest foreign forum about BTC in the world
As in the case of the largest Polish forum centred around bitcoin, so too on the English-speaking Internet, the largest bitcoin forum is also the oldest one. I am talking about Bitcointalk, founded by the mysterious inventor of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, on November 22, 2009. It was through this forum that the first commercial transaction in the history of bitcoin took place when on May 18, 2010, one of its users using the nickname Laszlo posted an announcement that he would pay 10,000 BTC for delivering two large pizzas to his home. The offer was not accepted immediately and only after 4 days, another user called jercos accepted the offer. That day was dubbed “pizza day” and went down in the annals of history as the day bitcoin from a programming experiment turned into a practical tool of exchange.
Since then, the forum has grown to a considerable size. At the end of October 2020, the forum was actively used by over 2,800,000 users. It numbered over 55,000,000 posts and 1,260,000 topics. This library of knowledge on BTC could therefore compete with the largest sections of world literature studied for hundreds, if not thousands of years, but was created in mere 10 years and several months.
The Bitcointalk forum, in addition to the standard structure of threads on technical and economic issues related to bitcoin, and the so-called Markets, also includes subforums for languages other than English. Among them is also Polish, which proves the great contribution of Polish-speaking users to the forum’s knowledge base.
The Bitcointalk forum, despite its roots dating back to the group of people who created bitcoin in the first place, has since then grown to be a forum dealing with virtually every element of the world of cryptocurrencies, so besides the serious topics, you can also find a lot of irrelevant information as well as strictly threads devoted to advertising that do not contribute to learning about the functioning of the blockchain technology as a whole and as an important factor in the implementation of BTC payments.
Another forum dedicated to bitcoin that offers a large amount of knowledge closely related to the technical side of implementing BTC in the economy is Bitcoin StackExchange. This forum is strictly intended for programmers and is devoid of many unnecessary elements, which makes the forum easy to navigate. There, you can find people who deal with blockchain and BTC technologies professionally and are do not to look for ways to advertise various BTC-based projects that have had a bad press in recent times due to attempts to extort capital. One may be tempted to say that people participating in discussions on the Bitcoin Stack Exchanger forum are trustworthy and will be happy to share their knowledge with everyone.
Is it worth looking for information on the forums?
Internet forums devoted to bitcoin are a true goldmine of knowledge. However, it is worth defining your commitment to creating threads on these types of forums and assessing whether the answers you will receive are likely to be satisfying. The greater the number of forum users, the greater the chance of getting an answer. However, it is worth paying attention to the recent posts, whether there are still active users on the forum who have willingly shared their knowledge in the past, and are they still willing to do so, otherwise, your questions may remain unanswered despite the significant activity on the forum. However, it is always worth asking questions, because they might contain an aspect that could pique the interest of other users and result in an attempt to answer them. Some future forum users may also find the bitcoin forum you used when looking for a solution to a similar problem. By simply asking a question or looking for an answer to it and pasting your thoughts on it, it can save time for other people who could be struggling with it in the future. The answer to their question by someone familiar with the subject will end their search. That is why internet forums are not only a ready set of questions and answers but also a living library of knowledge that is worth developing, because thanks to this, many people save time looking for answers to questions similar to ours.