Over the past year, MarketWatch readers spent a collective 1.1 million minutes staring at the price of bitcoin.
In addition to sitting on our bitcoin
quote page, you spent several million more minutes reading news and commentary about cryptocurrencies.
Was this a productive use of our time? Was it overkill? Yes and no.
If financial media proved anything this year, it’s that while only 21 million bitcoin can ever be mined, there’s no such limit to how much bitcoin can be opined.
In fact, even though we hired a reporter to cover cryptocurrencies and blockchain exclusively (follow Aaron Hankin here), and launched our CryptoWatch dashboard, we haven’t provided you nearly enough news, data, analysis on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
To correct that, I am pleased to announce that MarketWatch now offers data on Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies. The data feeds come from the Kraken exchange, and the new quote pages went live on the site Tuesday night.
The complete list of new ticker pages is below.
Though interest may wax and wane (along with prices), we feel that no matter what happens to any particular cryptocurrency, no matter how much our hash rates — and heart rates — may increase, the most exciting stories in this space are still yet to be told.
Please reach out if you have comments or suggestions on this — or anything else, for that matter. And please spare a few million minutes to get some sunshine.
New quote pages: