I'm looking for information on setting up Ethereum trading account and possibly mining? I got here from link on Bitcoin Meetup email. Is there another site I should use? I'm also interested in Eth meetup.
Remember Trading involves considerable losses if you are newbie in this field.
Keep eyes on market trends and subreddits like :
Don't follow emotions but technology behind the currency.
Anyways to kickstart trading you need two things:
1. Get a ethereum address from MyEtherWallet.com , Jaxx , MEW ( remember to get the address whose private key you hold. A saying goes you don't hold the Assets until you hold the Private key of it.
And after step 1 and 2 you are good to go.
**To kickstart Mining on PC you need: **
Remember the difficulty of ethereum has gone wild since 2017 and will probably keep on hailing. So i don't recommend mining on conventional Systems.
ATH: All Time High ATL: All Time Low
Just to address your last point about Eth meetups.
Ethereum meetups are mainly organised through meetup.com. You'll be able to get notified about Blockchain Talks, Presentations, Socials, Demos and Hackathons all relating to the Ethereum community. You can also join the meetups slack channel which is a good place to ask questions.
You can actually catch up with all previous meetups via Youtube on this link.