The internet is full of upstart cryptocurrency-related websites all striving to establish their place in the burgeoning field. As the number of crypto news sites and blogs grows, the decision of what to read becomes more complicated and frustrating — especially as writers and editors work to set their similarly-named websites apart from the crowd.
Unfortunately, Alexa doesn’t have a handy sub-category list for crypto news sites, although they do have a ‘Cryptocurrency‘ sub-category that includes all of the leading crypto-related websites. Ride Forex’s ultimate top 50 list of sites was similarly unhelpful and outdated, and few others listed anything past the five major sites, Bitcointalk and Reddit (neither of which are news sites, for the record).
With that in mind, I decided to compile the 15 ‘most popular’ cryptocurrency blogs and news sites based on each site’s global rank from Alexa and SimilarWeb. Without accurate information on unique visitors or page views, website rank provided the most accurate representation of popularity. Finally, the overall rank of each website is based on the average of the two global ranks.
Top 15 Crypto News Sites & Blogs
Founded in October 2013, London-based Cointelegraph is an independent publication that receives around 15 million monthly views and offers news in several different languages.
7. The Merkle
CCN’s sister site, Hacked, requires a subscription but provides more in-depth analysis and coverage than most crypto news sites.
The “original source of information, news and commentary about Bitcoin,” Bitcoin Magazine was founded in 2012 by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie. It’s currently owned by BTC Media and gets about a million monthly views online.
CryptoSlate was founded in 2017 by Nate Whitehill and Matthew Blancarte and is based in Seattle. The site has a useful database of real-time crypto prices, ICOs and events to go along with its news section.
ETHNews is a non-monetizing media site dedicated to Ethereum coverage. Owned by Berns Inc., ETHNews aims for objectivity and doesn’t publish any paid or promoted content.
15. Altcoin Today
Based in Portland, Oregon, Altcoin Today is a prolific news source that often references the lower numbers on this list.
Here’s the full list of 24 news sites and blogs that I looked at to reach the top 15. It has some familiar names like Coingeek that have wained in popularity and some smaller blogs that are growing quickly. If you think your site should be on this list, you’d like to correct some info about a website in the list, or you’re interested in submitting your site’s RSS feed to our crypto newswire, send us an email or message us.