• by William Mougayar
    Venture advisor, 4x entrepreneur, marketer & strategist. I live in Toronto, curate a lot, blog a bit, and help startups.

Announcing Super News Aggregator, OnCoins

Some of you that know me, already know of my work and experience in content aggregation, from the days of my previous startup Eqentia (founded in 2008), and even prior to it.

With that in mind, my latest project combines 2 of my interests: aggregation and cryptocurrencies. The result is a super aggregator of news related to Crypto-Tech,- covering cryptography-based software technology, blockchains, Bitcoin, Ethereum, decentralized applications and open peer-to-peer protocols.

Like most projects, the motivation started as a personal problem I wanted to solve for myself: keeping track of all significant news, content, blogs and reports related to Crypto-Tech, in one place.

I started doing that in my Feedly where 144 sources are curated into a collection. If you have Feedly, you can just follow all the feeds I’ve curated here in my Bitcoin Collection:

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But what if you don’t use Feedly?

So, I put all these feeds into a WordPress site, OnCoins.org, and it looks great on mobile with a response design.

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There’s also a companion Twitter account.

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If you inspect the list of feeds, you’ll find the usual Bitcoin related media sites, but also a number of company blogs, and ones from pundits, developers and experts. And on a daily basis, I manually add related articles from other sources, including relevant YouTube videos. If you are tired of jumping from Reddit to CoinDesk, and passing by the other newsmakers and bloggers, then OnCoins is for you. Think of it like the Techmeme of crypto-tech.

Finally, if you’d like to receive a daily email, you can subscribe to this list, and receive the last 100 links at 11am EST.

On the site, there’s nothing fancy in terms of design or advanced features. It looks like a river of news that is updated every 10 mins.

Recap of follow options

Feedly Collection

OnCoins Website

Twitter

Daily Email (Subscribe link)

Some stats on the content

  • 144 Feeds (and I add more, weekly)
  • 200 new articles per day
  • 32,000 articles indexed, which makes the Search function useful if you are doing cryptocurrency related research.

I hope you find OnCoins useful.

  • dan

    This is great, thank you! Is there any chance to get an rss feed as well? Yes, there are still old day people using rss :)

  • awaldstein

    You are the maven at this.

    Who is really thinking outside the box about blockchain? With a vision of a changed world?

    Is there one or two people who are really drawing a picture of a changed world that the normal web geek like myself can get into?

    • From a technology perspective, Vitalik Buterin is the undisputed thought leader and visionary today in the field of applying cryptography science to software engineering. Andreas Antonopolous does a super job explaining Bitcoin and its potential future to any audience, and he’s a great speaker.

      Have you seen my post from 2 days ago, on the next 10 years. It’s bulletized, but I am depicting a vision of a future that’s permeated by blockchain technology. I might be on that path, based on what I have published so far.
      http://startupmanagement.org/2015/06/06/the-next-10-years-42-macro-predictions-in-cryptography-blockchains-and-consensus-protocols/

      • awaldstein

        I read your piece. Very nicely argued.

        The greatest change that the internet has made is the very core of how we work and live. I’m an expert on this.

        You are on expert on the bitcoin and blockchain.

        Per your piece, the financial plumbing of the world will change but life itself may not be touched all that profoundly.

        You could be right but if so it’s not really analogous to the web except as tech, not as a cultural phenomenom.

        If that is true, it is no wonder that the mass market is not understanding it. They may not need to.

        • These are good questions, and it’s making me think about another follow-up post.

  • Given your interest in content aggregation/curation & community, the mobile, social email newsletter reader concept I explored a year ago seems one that you might like: http://www.horizonapp.co/blog/mobile-social-email-newsletter-reader/

    Happy to chat with you about it, if you’d like.

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