Top 25 Crypto Newsletters for 2022

by Josh Howarth - February 28, 2022

Few industries on the planet move as fast as cryptocurrency.

With an increasing number of both consumers and corporations adopting blockchain technology - and local, domestic and international news coming down the pipeline non-stop - staying on top of every development in the cryptocurrency space is quite literally impossible.

So, to help you condense your learning into as little time as possible, we’ve put together a list of today’s top 25 cryptocurrency newsletters. Enjoy!

1. Glassnode Insights

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: As a leading player in the sub-niche of “on-chain analytics,” Glassnode helps its followers understand the flow of Bitcoin tokens between whales, retail investors, institutional investors and Centralized Exchanges. As the theory goes, by understanding who’s doing what with their Bitcoin, investors can make more informed decisions regarding Bitcoin’s future price potential.

2. Messari

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 120,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: While Messari is known for being one of the most respected crypto research companies in the industry, its newsletters tend to focus more on industry developments. And with some highly skilled writers on their staff, it’s no surprise they have such a large subscriber base.

3. Cobie’s Substack

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: While he doesn’t update his newsletter very often, anonymous Twitter influencer Cobie is considered by many (retail investors) to be one of the best writers in the entire crypto industry. In particular, his in-depth breakdowns shed light on behind-the-scenes dynamics only the most seasoned traders understand.

4. Coin Metrics

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 15,000+

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: Designed for institutional investors, Coin Metrics positions themselves as providing “crypto intelligence for the future of finance.” So, while you won’t find any hot tips here, CM’s deep, well-thought-out content is great for long-term investors who have an eye towards the future.

5. Cointelegraph

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: Per website traffic rankings, Cointelegraph ranks among the top three English-based crypto news websites on the planet. And for good reason: With cutting-edge updates written in plain, easy-to-understand language, their content has become a fan favorite among everyday retail investors.

6. The Pomp Letter

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: 210,000+

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: Produced by one of the most well-known - and in some cases controversial - Bitcoin proponents in the industry, Anthony Pompliano’s “Pomp Letter” ranks as the #1 crypto newsletter on Substack, with tens of thousands of paid subscribers.

7. Rekt

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: Known for focusing exclusively on hacks and exploits, Rekt.news is one of the top resources for staying on top of the latest thefts and security scandals (which totaled $2B+ in 2021 alone).

8. The Defiant

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Year Started: 2019

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: With both free and paid options, The Defiant is one of the leading publications in the crypto sub-niche of Decentralized Finance. With that said, their content tends to focus on news and the implications for the industry (versus strategic/tactical DeFi investing strategies).

9. CoinDesk

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Year Started: 2008

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: In what is arguably the “Forbes of crypto”, CoinDesk is the #1 crypto news website (by traffic numbers per SimilarWeb). Further, while most publishers host just one newsletter, CoinDesk produces seven different, topic-specific newsletters (all of which are free).

10. Bitcoin Magazine Daily

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Year Started: 2011

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: While there is no official Bitcoin organization or foundation, Bitcoin Magazine is one of the industry’s oldest and most respected publishers. Admittedly, the “newsletter” is really just a blast of their (high quality) blog posts. However, in terms of free $BTC content, they rank among the best.

11. Bitcoin Magazine’s The Deep Dive

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: Thousands

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: No

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: For diehard Bitcoiners who want more in-depth, investment-oriented content than is available on the Bitcoin Magazine website (or most other free websites for that matter), The Deep Dive offers deep daily analysis from two of the magazine’s (and industry’s) most respected on-chain analysts (Dylan Leclair & Sam Cure).

12. Nonfungible

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: In 2021, NFTs exploded onto the mainstream (becoming Cambridge’s Dictionary’s “Word of the Year”). With such a rapid rise in interest, Nonfungible has risen to become one of the industry’s leading sources of both news and NFT project analysis.

13. Bankless

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: 120,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: While their lack of a website might be off-putting to some, Bankless has one of the largest YouTube channels, podcasts, and yes - newsletters - in the entire crypto industry. Focused on helping people “debank” themselves, Bankless is on a mission to help its followers unplug from the traditional banking system.

14. Decrypt

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Year Started: 2012

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: With almost five million monthly visitors, Decrypto is yet another top-ranking news site. Admittedly, their newsletter takes a backseat to their frequent, high-quality news updates. However, with an eye towards insight instead of price action, Decrypt has become a favorite among investors with a longer time horizon.

15. TechDev

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: 32,000+

Send Schedule: Bi-Weekly

Free Option: No

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: Authored by anonymous crypto influencer TechDev_52 - who boasts almost 400,000 Twitter followers - the TechDev newsletter covers “weekly updates on Bitcoin cycle top indicators, altcoin targets, and exit/reinvestment strategies.” A favorite among intermediate investors, TechDev’s (highly affordable) content goes just deep enough without becoming overly technical.

16. BSC.News

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: While their content won’t be relevant to everyone, BSC.News covers developments and updates on the user-friendly (and top ranking) Binance Smart Chain. Given BSC is the first “DeFi” chain most beginners flock to when experimenting with Decentralized Finance, this is a great resource for newbies looking to get up to speed on what can be a highly intimidating technology.

17. a16z Crypto Newsletter

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: If you know anything about Venture Capital, odds are you’ve heard of industry heavyweight a16z (aka Andreessen Horowitz). Considered one of the most elite and prestigious VC firms in the country, a16z has begun making serious investments into Web3 projects. And with some of the brightest (and most handsomely paid) analysts in the industry, it's hard to argue against free, top-tier content.

18. Grayscale

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: A pioneer and fierce proponent of bringing Bitcoin to Wall Street, asset manager Grayscale produces some of the highest quality, pro-Bitcoin content in the industry. With that said, their clientele are institutions and high net worth individuals, so it may or may not be relevant to Average Joe / retail investors.

19. Nat’s Crypto Newsletter

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Year Started: 2022

Number of Subscribers: 5,000+

Send Schedule: Fluctuates

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: While many influencers publish paid newsletters as a way to capitalize on their clout and large social media followings, Twitter influencer Nat Eliason is both an investor/trader and a pure-bred writer. Because of that, his pieces are well thought out, easy to read, and highly insightful.

20. Eaglebrook

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Year Started: 2019

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly / Monthly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: As an investment platform dedicated to helping financial advisors onboard their clients into crypto investments, Eaglebrook publishes a variety of content on both crypto investing and the status of government regulations towards crypto.

21. NYDIG

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Year Started: 2010

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: On a mission to “Bring Bitcoin to Main Street,” NYDIG publishes a variety of content designed to help both consumers and institutions understand where Bitcoin fits in their financial plan. And with many people intimidated by what can be a scary new technology, their content receives a warm welcome.

22. Consensys

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: Geared towards the more techie crowd, Consensys is a leader in helping developers build on the Ethereum blockchain. Because of that, their content is heavily focused on the underlying technology that enables both Ethereum and EVM-compatible blockchains to operate properly.

23. Delphi Digital

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: 30,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: No

What It Is: Similar to Messari, Delphi is one of the leading crypto research companies in the industry (not to mention their top-ranked crypto podcast). Serving both retail and institutional investors, Delphi’s daily newsletter is a top resource for on-point analysis and deep industry insights.

24. Lyn Alden’s Free Investing Letter

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Year Started: 2016

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Once Every Six Weeks

Free Option: Yes

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: While she doesn’t publish often, veteran investor Lyn Alden is one of the most respected women in the entire crypto industry. With a long list of both traditional and web media features, Lyn is extremely sharp and understands everything from the macro-picture to stocks and more.

25. Yield Farmer by DeFi Pulse

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: “Hundreds of Paid Subscribers”

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

Free Option: No

Paid Option: Yes

What It Is: In what is one of the more tactical (and pricey) DeFi publications, DeFi Pulse’s Yield Farmer focuses exclusively on passive income (you guessed it) yield farming strategies. Meant for DeFi intermediates and experts who have the capital to invest, DeFi Pulse is way ahead of the curve when it comes to single-sided and LP token staking.

Conclusion

In recent years, crypto has grown to mean much more than just Bitcoin or Ethereum. Today, we have NFTs, DeFi, play-to-earn blockchain games and much, much more.

Because of that, trying to stay on top of every little industry development has become impossible.

With that said, the newsletters above are great resources for staying abreast of news and trends in the sub-niches most relevant to your needs.

Written By
Josh Howarth
Co-founder of Exploding Topics.
548 Market St. Suite 95149
San Francisco, California
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