As privacy advocates and members of the cryptocurrency community, many problems became apparent to us when searching for news and information about privacy, blockchain projects and cryptocurrencies. We set out to solve these problems, and our mission statement reflects this fact:
Provide the news without bias
Many cryptocurrency news websites have incentives for publishing positive or negative stories about a specific brand, product or cryptocurrency. We are an independent publisher, have a strict no-payment policy and will not accept any form of payment for publishing news. Any advertisements on other sections of our site are clearly marked as such.
Biases can lead to the failure to address real issues within particular cryptocurrency and blockchain projects, and problems which face the blockchain and privacy landscapes as a whole. These failures can be costly to users and investors. Our writers and journalists are not afraid to tackle issues, red flags and fraud in their reporting, as can be seen in the following examples:
So far, CREDITS has yet to provide even ordinary evidence (testnet speed tests are hardly evidence). Until CREDITS can prove its claims, skepticism should be the default.
why is so much slippage needed to fill an order on Okex, when they are supposedly one of the highest-ranking exchanges for volume?
The following equation can summarize the major red flags that were raised regarding the initial planned token sale.
Massive Hype + Dutch Auction + Time Constrained Discounts + No Hardcap + Team Keeping Majority of Tokens = Cash Grab and Immediate Dump?
Timely reporting with exceptional standards
In the blockchain sector, everything moves fast, and we understand the need to get information to our readership as quickly as possible. That is why we created our proprietary TrendSpotter software, which, using sophisticated technology and algorithms, detects potential scoops and story opportunities and sends them to our editorial team before they hit the news. We aim to investigate and report on all important developments in the space.
Here are some examples of our exclusive stories, coverage and interviews we’ve been first to break:
Each member of our editorial team is expected to consistently meet the high standards we set out in our editorial guidelines. They receive one-to-one training to ensure they have a perfect understanding of our process and guidance documentation.
Our journalists write using the inverted pyramid style so our readers can quickly take the most important information away from an article and decide for themselves whether they wish to continue reading. They also have access to a premium database of sources where they can obtain exclusive quotes and commentary from experts for their stories.
While most of our core team is based in Twickenham, UK, we don’t just hire journalists and writers from our location; we employ freelance journalists from many countries across the world, with varying backgrounds. Our main condition is that they can meet our high standards of reporting.
We love to attend and cover conferences all over the world, and you’ll find members of our team at many. We have partnerships with Blockchain Economic Forum, Blockercon, Blockchain International Show, Futuretech Expo and Malta Blockchain Summit.
All the tools you could possibly need, in one place
It can be a pain having to check coin prices, ICO performance, the price at the last all-time-high and various other metrics, on individual sites. That’s why we’re creating multiple tools which will be available to our users on Blokt, free of charge. No more site hopping. Ilya Novickov, our full stack developer, is responsible for our tools section, which is currently in alpha and due for release this summer.
Many tech resources are littered with ads and popups which are intrusive for the user and slow down the browsing experience. We keep our ads to a minimum and regularly run with no ads whatsoever. When we do run ads, we ensure that any advertising is marked clearly and therefore distinguishable from our original content.