Crypto: Where can I learn about new technologies?

Started by jessepeterson, Apr 01, 2023, 12:21 AM

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Hello, I typically avoid new technologies and only familiarize myself with them once they have gained significant popularity.

Do you know where individuals acquire knowledge about emerging technologies? Similar to Beethoven in his era, it seems that ether, cryptocurrency, and various hacker techniques such as botnets and exploits come into discussion when talking about this subject.

Are there any other reliable sources to gather information on this topic?


Take note, a group of individuals has assembled and is in the process of developing something new. Initially, they are the sole possessors of knowledge regarding this project.

Subsequently, they determine that it is the appropriate time to unveil their creation to the public. Alternatively, it is plausible that a spy infiltrates their team and gathers information surreptitiously.

There exist multiple avenues to pursue in this situation. If the team is associated with a large corporation, they may opt to announce their invention through tweets or blog posts, thereby ensuring widespread awareness of the latest iPhone button or the purpose behind a stainless steel rocket on a mask. On the other hand, if the team represents a smaller entity, they will likely need to initially publish their work on lesser-known websites to attain some feedback before gradually progressing towards larger platforms or conferences.

Regardless, the majority of "ordinary people" do not actively follow all the commotion surrounding these developments, except for a few exceptions where an individual possesses a particular obsession for news or works within a related field.

IT journalists, however, take proactive measures to stay informed. They subscribe to updates from Google and Apple's official Twitter accounts, monitor corporate blogs and press releases, attend conferences, and even stream live broadcasts from events they are unable to physically attend.


Every innovative technology is brought forth by someone, and many of them have a presence on Twitter. In fact, certain technologies even possess their own dedicated Twitter accounts. Additionally, major companies that propel progress forward also maintain an active presence on Twitter. By following a multitude of these accounts, Twitter's algorithms will gradually suggest relevant and meaningful subscriptions, allowing you to engage with insightful individuals within the field.

Once a critical mass of subscriptions is reached, your feed will transform into a constant flow of captivating ideas, intriguing retweets, engaging likes, and pertinent news updates.


Personally, I find Email newsletters to be my preferred source of information. If I am seeking to delve deeper into a specific topic, such as "security," I utilize Google Alerts by setting up notifications that highlight mentions of security throughout the day. Additionally, I rely on Telegram channels to stay updated, including those that curate information from the DarkWeb and Twitter.

As for a corporate solution, I have configured Rocket-Chat and established a dedicated channel where I can relay security-related content from my blog using api/json integration. Moreover, I have created a telegram bot channel that provides me with currency-related updates by subscribing to a specific website. Interestingly enough, RSS feeds have not personally resonated with me.