Top 10 Influential News Sites In Crypto – 2019 Readers’ List


In this article we explore the cryptocurrency news scene and its founders

Published on August 09, 2019

The following is the list of people with a great deal of interest and influence over the crypto world scene in 2019. If you are searching for Whales (big players that show their hand in the Bitcoin market), we have rated them on a scale of 1 to 10, based on the influence they could have on the price of Bitcoin. We’ve analyzed their media ranks in terms of traffic over the past 6 months and correlated their social posts with the price of Bitcoin. We think they can have a real influence on Whales and therefore on the price of the cryptocurrencies.

1. Subreddits

Alexis Ohanian – Reddit Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 8/10

Since its inception in 2005, Reddit, the American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website has become an invaluable resource for crypto enthusiasts.


2. CoinDesk

Shakil Khan – Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 7/10

Shakil Khan founded CoinDesk in May 2013 and helped the site become one of the leading sources for all things crypto and blockchain, before exiting in 2016. Having created the Bitcoin Price Index, CoinDesk hosts the annual Consensus summit each May and is the co-host of the Blockchain Week NYC.


3. CCN

Jonas Borchgrevink – Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 7/10

Norwegian Jonas Borchgrevink founded CCN in 2013 as CryptoCoinsNews.com. After purchasing and migrating to CCN.com, the site extended its news coverage beyond crypto to gaming, politics, and business but remains popular amongst crypto enthusiasts.


4. Crypto Briefing

Han Kao – Crypto Briefing Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 7/10

Founded by Han Kao and Jon Rice, Crypto Briefing is a respected cryptocurrency news site with high-grade news and analysis as well as the proprietary Semitri evaluation methodology to identify potentially profitable crypto investments.


5. CoinTelegraph

Toni Lane Casserly – Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 6/10

Since founding CoinTelegraph in 2013, Toni Lane Casserly has grown CoinTelgraph to be the largest media network in the blockchain and crypto sphere as well as one of the most trusted crypto news outlets.


6. BitcoinToro

Isaac Arnault – Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 6/10

BitcoinToro is a strong resource center for daily news regarding cryptos and a specific scope on Bitcoin and education. A robust and fun site, BitcoinToro is the only news site we’ve found which offers a fortune teller. That’s worth the check!


7. CryptoCompare

Charles Hayter – Founder
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 5/10

Founded in 2014 by Charles Hayter and Vlad Cealicu, CryptoCompare has become one of the crypto world’s go-to-sites for quality, accurate and reliable data. It offers extensive real-time data on over 5,300 coins and 240,000 currency pairs.


8. CryptoNewsZ

Vishal Parmar – CEO
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 4/10

A growing crypto news resource, CryptoNewsZ offers an extensive database of high-quality Finance, Blockchain, Bitcoin and Altcoin articles. Updated hourly, CryptoNewsZ has become a reliable source of crypto-related information.


9. Null TX

Noah Detweiler – Editor-in-Chief
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 4/10

Null TX was established in 2014 and has since become a popular news outlet for crypto investors. With a strong focus on crypto education, Null TX also offers Tech, Infosec, Finance and Gambling news and reviews.


10. CryptoSlate

Nate Whitehill – CEO
Media influence on whales – 2019 projection: 3/10

Established in 2017 by Seattle-based technology entrepreneurs, Nate Whitehill, and Matthew Blancarte, CryptoSlate has grown to become a trusted and comprehensive resource hub for the crypto community.

Check out the sites and the people behind them and see for yourself how they continue to influence the wonderful world of crypto.


By Erich Rüthers