The following five websites each provide a useful way to stay abreast of the latest cryptocurrency-related news stories. Each has a slightly different slant – from a specific focus on bitcoin to a wider range of information on bitcoin, altcoin and blockchain, from an emphasis solely on news stories to a wider coverage of and introduction to all topics related to cryptocurrencies – but each will provide plenty of useful material both for expert investors and for curious novices.
This website focuses specifically on news related to bitcoin, the first decentralised and still most widely-known cryptocurrency. It is mostly dedicated to providing short news items to bitcoin users, as well as a longer op-ed each day. Altcoin (i. e. non-bitcoin) developers may also use the page to distribute paid press releases, which have a promotional as well as speculative-informative slant.
CoinTelegraph also provides news items, but focuses not just on bitcoin; it includes a section for ethercoin, one for altcoin in general, and also a specific blockchain-related news page. It goes beyond this, however, and also presents handy 101-guides to both bitcoin and ethercoin, as well as other useful information regarding these two cryptocurrencies. Additionally, it provides a number of short, explanatory articles on topics such as cryptocurrency debit cards. As such, it is a useful website both for experts and novices.
CryptoBuzz is a different type of website, in that its actual design is minimal. Instead, it presents a forum-type layout similar to Reddit, and allows registered users to share videos and other links connected to cryptocurrencies. Other users can then peruse these and comment on them via CryptoBuzz. Posts range from specific news items to wider observations about the cryptocurrency phenomenon.
Bitcoinist is primarily a news site, featuring both a news section for bitcoin and for altcoin, but also one specifically for blockchain, the public ledger where all cryptocurrency transactions are logged. In addition to this, its “knowledge base” section provides a number of brief articles on various aspects of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, as well as on cryptocurrency mining, geared at beginning users.
This website provides short news updates related to the use of cryptocurrencies, but is geared not just toward users in general, but specifically toward policy makers and the media. As such, its short briefs tend to focus on the legal issues regarding cryptocurrency use, particularly the extent to which this thriving financial system can or should be regulated, and the way in which a balance can be struck between protecting users from hacker fraud while allowing the market to develop freely.