Since Bitcoin was released back in 2009, a whole industry has emerged, with now over 6,000 so-called altcoins and a plethora of exchanges, wallets, and other services providers to choose from.
With so many websites available out there, we look today at the top 10 crypto news and data websites to get all your critical metrics and breaking news from this year.
Founded in May 2013, CoinDesk is a leading news site specializing in cryptocurrencies and digital assets.
The company created the original price reference rate known as the Bitcoin Price Index in 2013 which is now widely sourced in the media including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, and many others.
It also hosts the annual Consensus summit each May, one of the largest blockchain technology gatherings of stakeholders in the global blockchain ecosystem from around the world, and is the anchor event and co-host of Blockchain Week NYC.
CoinDesk was acquired by Digital Currency Group in January 2016 for an estimated amount of US$500K-600K.
Founded in 2018, The Block is an American research, analysis and news brand in the digital asset space. Through its website, newsletter, the Genesis research brand, The Scoop podcast, as well as live events and community participation, The Block claims it interacts daily with tens of thousands of crypto natives, financial market participants, Fortune 500 professionals, global service providers, government leaders and more.
The Block has raised US$3.5 million in funding so far, according to Crunchbase. It is backed by Fenbushi Capital and Pantera Capital, among other investors.
TechCrunch specifically reports on the business related to tech, technology news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products. It was one of the earliest publications to report extensively on tech startups and funding.
TechCrunch hosts the annual tech conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, and used to operate Crunchbase, a database of the startup ecosystem, before it spun out to become a private entity in 2015. TechCrunch is owned by AOL.
Bloomberg is a leading financial, software, data, and media company that delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News, its international news agency division.
Bloomberg News frequently covers cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology under the Bloomberg Crypto brand, and publishes The Bloomberg Crypto Outlook, a monthly publication that brings readers the latest fundamental and technical analysis, data, and insight on the broad market, Bitcoin and top cryptos.
Forbes is an American business magazine published bi-weekly. It features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics, and also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law.
Forbes.com, part of the company’s Forbes Digital division, covers a variety of topics, including crypto assets, blockchain technology, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs and tokens.
Forbes is also well known for its lists and rankings, among which Blockchain 50, an annual list featuring the top 50 billion-dollar companies and organizations that are leading the blockchain revolution.
South China Morning Post
The South China Morning Post (SCMP), with its Sunday edition, the Sunday Morning Post, is an English-language newspaper founded in 1903, and Hong Kong’s newspaper of record.
Apart from its flagship newspaper, SCMP publishes news 24/7 on SCMP.com, its online service. SCMP.com often reports on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, two topics that have been widely talked about in mainland China and Hong Kong over the past couple of years. SCMP also runs Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry.
Founded in 2013, CoinMarketCap is a popular website for tracking the price of cryptocurrencies. The platform provides users with various data about exchanges and listed coins, such as their price, available supply, trade volume over last 24 hours, and market capitalization.
CoinMarketCap claims it is the world’s most-referenced price-tracking website for crypto assets, and is commonly cited by CNBC, Bloomberg, and other major news outlets.
CoinMarketCap is owned by Binance Capital Mgmt.
Behind CoinMarketCap is CoinGecko, a Malaysia-based and run crypto data aggregator and market data platform. Founded in 2014, CoinGecko allows users to track cryptocurrency prices, volume and market capitalization. The company also follows community growth, open-source code development, major events and on-chain metrics.
CoinGecko currently tracks nearly 7,140 tokens from more than 418 cryptocurrency exchanges. The company produces regular reports covering the state of the crypto market.
Founded in 2014, CryptoCompare is a global cryptocurrency market data provider, giving l investors access to real-time market and pricing data on 5,300+ coins and 240,000+ currency pairs.
By aggregating and analyzing tick data from globally recognized exchanges, and integrating different datasets in the cryptocurrency price, CryptoCompare aims to offer a comprehensive, holistic overview of the market. At a granular level, CryptoCompare produces cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, blockchain and historical data, social data, reports and a suite of cryptocurrency indices.
Companies including Refinitiv, a provider of financial software and risk solutions, and Quandl, the largest provider of alternative data for financial professionals, currently use CryptoCompare’s data and solutions.