We’ve put together a list of some of the top bitcoin and cryptocurrency news sites for 2018 (besides our own Bitcoin Market Journal, of course!).
Our custom scoring system rates websites on a scale of 1 to 5 based on factors that measure the credibility and usability of different sources. We rated each site according to website popularity and social media presence and then balanced those metrics with the news site’s founding date to measure tenure.
|Crypto Publication||Description||Alexa Rank (Global)||Alexa Rank (U.S.)||Twitter Followers||Facebook Followers||Founding Date||Score|
|CNBC||CNBC, a well-known media outlet that has been around since 1989, has ventured in to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, interviewing many well-known experts and providing articles on the latest crypto news. CNBC, which has long been a major source of business and financial news, has close to 3 million Twitter followers.||524||130||2.93M||3M||1,989||5|
|Forbes||Forbes, which was originally founded as a magazine in 1917, has made a foray in to the digital currency space by creating Forbes Crypto.||257||99||14.8M||5.5M||1,917||5|
|CoinDesk||CoinDesk is a leading blockchain publication that holds high standards in terms of accuracy and reliability. CoinDesk provides readers with both news and content. In addition, it has published a State of Blockchain report every quarter since the start of 2017. CoinDesk is owned by Digital Currency Group, a digital currency conglomerate. Pete Rizzo serves as Editor of CoinDesk.||3,849||1,568||752k||76k||2,013||4.5|
|Cointelegraph||Cointelegraph is another well-known source in the digital currency space. In addition to providing news, it entertains its readers with creative graphics.||3,366||2,196||417k||719k||2,013||4.5|
|Bitcoin.com||Bitcoin.com is run by Roger Ver, a controversial figure who serves as CEO. Founded in 2008, it is one of the earliest crypto-specific websites. Ver is a major proponent of Bitcoin Cash, and the website offers information on this digital currency, including a user guide. Further, this website offers developer tools for Bitcoin Cash.||7,417||4,985||10.4k||93k||2,008||4|
|CCN.com||CCN.com, a website that is part of a sole proprietorship registered in Norway, provides news, an ICO calendar, market data, and even a chat room of sorts. The website also has several guides, including "How To Start Using Bitcoin."||7,756||3,219||189k||0||2,013||3.5|
|Bitcoinist||Bitcoinist, which has more than 2 million visitors each month, offers news, technical analysis, and press releases. The website also provides information on upcoming industry events. According to the company website, Bitcoinist's staff includes three editors and more than one dozen writers.||21,732||9,175||4.3k||21k||2,013||3|
|Bitcoin Magazine||Bitcoin Magazine, founded by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie, has developed tenure by providing credible information on cryptocurrencies and blockchain since 2012.||51,460||26,333||522k||72.9k||2,012||3|
|NewsBTC||NewsBTC is a website that provides industry news, technical analysis, reviews, and educational articles. The site also contains a directory of crypto-related businesses and even a list of casinos.||21,666||11,604||32.3k||20.6k||2013||3|
|CoinSpeaker||CoinSpeaker draws more than 450,000 unique visitors per month, according to the company website. This website has a wide range of content, broken up in to sections. It has news, educational guides and videos. CoinSpeaker also has a glossary of terms.||49,337||45,354||3.7k||1.9k||2,014||2.5|
|CryptoSlate||CryptoSlate, which is based in Washington, U.S., provides numerous resources. In addition to news and analyst insights, it offers a product database and real-time data on digital currencies. Further, it offers information on industry events, more than 300 of them at the time of this writing.||34,139||18,057||4.9k||3.4k||2,017||2|
|Cryptovest||Cryptovest is a website that provides news, information on ICOs and market data. In addition to these more mainstream features, Cryptovest has a list of executives, which contains some helpful info. However, this list seems incomplete. Further, the website has information on vendors looking to provide blockchain-related services.||64,546||33,161||3.9k||2.6k||2,017||2|
|Blockonomi||Blockonomi, which was launched in 2017, states on its website that it is "aims to cover all aspects of Cryptocurrencies, fintech and the blockchain economy." The website has beginner's guides to many platforms, both small and large. More specifically, it has guides on platforms linked to ICOs, and it has guides on more established platforms like Tezos.||78,505||34,803||6.4k||652||2,017||1.5|
Summing It Up
There are, of course, literally thousands of news sites that cover blockchain and bitcoin news. The sites mentioned above are just a sampling of some of the more well-known sites.
If you are thinking about putting your money into any digital currency, you can benefit greatly from conducting the needed due diligence. Fortunately, there are many valuable resources online that you can use to do your homework.
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