Kyle Torpey Joins CryptoCoinsNews as Chief Editor

January 22, 2014 18:35 UTC
Kyle Torpey is the new editor-in-chief at CryptoCoinsNews.

There are going to be some changes at CryptoCoinsNews. This site will be taking a new direction as of today, as we are now focusing on creating unique, high-quality content for our readers. In the past, many have rightfully called this site nothing more than “blogspam”, and it’s time for this news portal to mature. For this site to grow, we need to focus on creating creative, in-depth content that can’t be found anywhere else on the web. That’s why I’ve been added as the new Editor-in-Chief of CryptoCoinsNews.

My Background

For the past four years, I’ve worked as a copywriter and SEO specialist for a variety of different blogs, news sites, and content developers. I first found out about Bitcoin from the infamous Gawker article about the Silk Road in 2011. Like most Bitcoiners, I initially dismissed the new technology as nothing more than another virtual currency. It took me a few months to do all of the necessary research and realize that Bitcoin was the most important invention since the creation of the Internet. During this time, I thought about switching over to writing exclusively about Bitcoin, but I knew it would provide many new challenges along the way. One of the first articles I ever wrote about Bitcoin was published on Yahoo Voices, and it was really nothing more than something I thought I could do in my free time. The article turned out to be quite helpful to people who wanted to learn about Bitcoin 2.0 on Reddit and Twitter. Eventually, the article was featured on RT’s Keiser Report as the basis for an entire episode. During this time, I was also involved in the early development of Bitcloud. I wrote the Nontechnical White Paper for Bitcloud, and I’m heavily involved in the discussions around the economics of the new network and cryptocurrency.

Improving Our Reputation

My first course of action at CryptoCoinsNews is to improve the overall reputation of the site. I want this news portal to be the home of informative content mixed with our own perspectives. It’s time for this site to grow up and start to create its own stories instead of “borrowing” them from other sites. The need for a full-time editor can be seen when looking back at some of the old posts and marketing tactics on CryptoCoinsNews, and I’m happy to be the one who gets a chance to mold this website into something better.

The low quality content on CryptoCoinsNews caused a backlash on Reddit many months ago.

A Filter for the Writers

Another attribute that I can bring to the table is making sure that we have a filter for news stories. Just last night, there was a story posted about how Amazon might be accepting bitcoins in the near future. The source of the story was nothing more than a troll on bitcointalk.org, and these are the kinds of mishaps that I’ll be blocking in the future. We always want to be the first news source on any breaking news story in the world of cryptocurrencies, but we also need to check our sources and confirm our facts before we publish anything.

Give Us Your Feedback

One last thing I’d like to mention is that we’re always open to feedback from our readers. If there’s something about the site that you don’t like, then let us know! If we’re not covering a topic that you think should be covered, then tell us about what we’re missing. We love getting feedback from our readership, so don’t be afraid to praise us when we’re right and slam us when we’re wrong. Thanks for reading!

@kyletorpey

Kyle is a freelance Bitcoin writer and the Marketing Director for Bitcloud. His work has been featured on Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Let's Talk Bitcoin, and RT's Keiser Report . You can follow him on Twitter (@kyletorpey) or send him an email.

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