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Essential crypto apps for beginners

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

As soon as I got off work I sat on the couch to brainstorm the next blog topic I was going to write about. It had been couple days since I gave this any thought, so I imagined I'd be hit with a decent chunk of writer's block before coming up with anything. As the seasoned degenerate I am, naturally the very next thing I do is open up my portfolio to make sure my money (gambling addiction) hasn't gone to zero (in the last 30 seconds). And that's when it hit me -- Why not start with my portfolio tracker?

This website sparked the idea for this blog post because of how essential it is in simplifying your crypto experience. Tired of manually keeping track of where all your crypto is? does it for you. All you need to do is paste your ETH address into the search bar on their website and it pulls up a dashboard similar to the example below.

Pro tip: You can track multiple addresses at the same time to easily view all of your funds in one screen.

Don't have your own ETH address? Don't worry. This next one's for you.


Metamask is a crypto wallet accessible through the web browser of your phone or computer. This wallet acts as your account to access decentralized applications built on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and other web3 networks. These applications cannot be accessed using an address that resides on a crypto exchange (Coinbase, Binance, etc.) so you might as well bite the bullet and give Metamask a download now before you inevitably do in the future. Once downloaded, I recommend trading, browsing NFTs, or exploring virtual worlds to get used to how it works.

Speaking of NFTs, OpenSea is my favorite place to keep track of mine. OpenSea makes it easy to buy & sell NFTs as well as manage the ones you own. I really don't have too much else to say here besides the fact that Mark Cuban has started dabbling in NFTs so you probably want to keep an eye on this market.

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