Custom Feeds enable you to monitor the exact topics that you want from the specific sources that you would like to see them from. Custom Feeds are an incredibly useful tool for power users of SigDev.

Here are the steps to set up a Custom Feed.

On the SigDev page click the Add a Feed button

Add a Feed

On the Add Feeds page select the Add a Custom Feed (Advanced) -> Button

Add a custom feed

Make sure your browser is full screen. You will now see a page with two sections. On the left you will see Create a Custom Feed and on the right you will see Preview Feed.

The first step in creating a custom feed is to define the topics that you would like to see. Note, that all of these fields are entirely optional, but they are extremely useful for helping you to isolate out the exact information that you want to see.

At the top you will see topics. Topics include Coins, Exchanges, Custodians, and General Topics. Topics are particularly useful because they are created by The TIE team and in some cases will also include information that is found in body text. Our NLP technology helps us assess whether any piece of text is relevant to a particular topic. For example, a headline mentioning NEO would not be releated to NEO the cryptocurrency if the story was about the Canadian stock exchange with the same name. Our topics help eliminate the majority of irrelevant headlines that would be present in a simple keyword search. In addition, our topics will automatically tag any piece of information from a related source. For example, anything from IOTA's Medium page or Twitter would by default tag as the cryptocurrency IOTA, even if the headline didn't mention IOTA. If you would like to include specific topics in a search you can select them from the drop-down. Adding topics is entirely optional.

Under topics you will see keywords. The keyword search works very similar to a Google search. With the keyword search you can search headlines for specific sets of words or phrases. For example a keyword search - DeFi, Stablecoins, Gold - would pick up any headlines that include those terms. A comma is considered an or statement. Similar to google you can also use quotation marks for an exact search of a phrase. For example, "Bitcoin is surging" would pick up any news story that contained Bitcoin is Surging in the headline, with the words appearing in that exact order. Keyword searches are incredibly useful for isolating out a specific piece of news or information that matters most to you. For example, if you are monitoring a court case on Craig Wright you might want to input the word "Wright" into the search field. Adding keywords is entirely optional.

Under keywords you will see Significant Developments. Our Significant Developments (SigDevs) work very similarly to our topics in that they are created in-house by The TIE and account for complex natural language processing challenges. SigDevs represent some of the most critical, market moving, developments on individual tokens. By selecting specific SigDevs you can isolate your feeds to show you the exact developments that you want to see around a particular coin. For example the SigDev Mainnet Launches or Upgrades exclusively shows you headlines related to when a protocol launches or upgrades their mainnet. Like our topics, these SigDevs take into account many different unique combinations of words to assess relevancy that could be missed by a simple keyword search. For example, a listing could use the terminology "gets listed on," "is now available on," or "trading is now open" which would be missed by a simple keyword search for the word "listing." Adding SigDevs is entirely optional.

By combining topics, keywords, and SigDevs you can isolate out the exact information that you would like to see and create custom feeds to be alerted on that information asap.

Selecting Topics

Once you have selected the combination of topics, keywords, and SigDevs that you would like to see (optional), you are ready to select the sources that you want to see this information from. Choosing the sources is required. When you go to select a source you will notice that there are two options. The first option is just Sources and the second is Twitter Accounts. You must select between one of the two options (twitter vs. web sources), before selecting which exact source groups you would like to create your feed off of.

The following source groups are available and here are the explanations of them:

Central Banks - Any crypto or CBDC story from a Central Bank. Note, this does not include everything from Central Banks just information that is crypto related
Chinese Publications - Every news story from major cryptocurrency publications in China. Note, our technology translates these headlines into English, but we do not yet cover every topic in Chinese. For Chinese Publications we recommend only using keyword searches.
Court Cases - Every crypto-related court case. For court cases we highly recommend using the default feed Court Cases unless you wanted to do a keyword search.
Crypto Companies - Every piece of news from major companies operatring in crypto. For example, you would see anything from Square of Galaxy Digital's investor relations sections in this feed.
Crypto Native Publications - Every headline from major higher-quality cryptocurrency publications.
Direct from Crypto Projects - This is a primary source. This source will show you every Medium, Blog post, news story, etc. that comes directly from the project itself. Often times news will break from this source group as these are all primary sources related to individual tokens. An example is you might see first mention of mainnet launch in this source group.
Direct from Custodians - This is a primary source. This source will show you every Medium, Blog post, news story, etc. that comes directly from a custody firm. Often times news will break from this source group as these are all primary sources related to Custodians. For example, if a custodian adds support for an individual asset.
Direct from Exchanges - This is a primary source. This source will show you every Medium, Blog post, news story, etc. that comes directly from an Exchange. Often times news will break from this source group as these are all primary sources related to individual exchanges. An example if you might see first mention of an exchange listing from this source group.
Government Contracts - Any government contracts related to crypto. We recommend only using the default field with the same name as this will not yield many results in a custom search.
Legal News - This is news from major law firms and legal publications.
Macro Feed and Macro Economy Full - These feeds are purely showing you every news story related to the broader macroeconomy. If you are doing a crypto related custom search we highly recommend not selecting the feeds.
Mainstream Media Publications - News from any mainstream media source like the NY Times or Washington Post. You must select topics if you use this feed.
Other Media - News from random sources like The Verge or Tech Crunch. You must select topics if you use this feed.
Patents - Any patent filing related to crypto.
Press Releases - Any press releases related to crypto. Note that this source group contains the most potential spam as any company can send out a press release. Do not use this source group unless you have a specific reason for monitoring press releases. You must select topics if you use this feed.
Regulators - Any updates from major global regulators like the SEC, CFTC, or FCA. This feed pulls in every major regulatory update so you must select topics if you use this feed.
SEC Filings - Crypto - Any SEC filing that specifically mentions a crypto related topic or that comes from a company involved with crypto.
Think Tanks - Any updates from major Think Tanks. This feed pulls in every story from think tanks so you must select topics if you use this feed.
Traditional Finance - Any updates from finance publications like Benzinga or Yahoo Finance. This feed pulls in every story from finance publications so you must select topics if you use this feed.
US Legislation - Any updates from state and federal US Legislators. This feed pulls in every regulatory ruling (not just those related to crypto) so you must select topics if you use this feed.
US Patents - Any crypto or blockchain related US Patents.
Unfilited Crypto Publications - Every story from lower quality crypto publications, like Crypto News Flash. This feed can be overwhelming and spammy, so beware. The feed is useful if you are trying to monitor a less covered or discussed coin that doesn't receive media attention in major publications.

Helpful Tip: Our favorite sources are Direct from Crypto Projects and Direct from Exchanges when creating custom feeds. For Twitter Sources our favorites are Direct from Crypto Projects Social (every tweet from Crypto Projects) and Direct from Exchanges Social (every tweet from Exchanges).

Select Sources

Name you feed and determine whether you want to receive alerts from it. If you do want to receive alerts select the Notifications for New Articles Button

Name your Feed

Before you save your feed click the Preview Feed button. This will generate a preview on the right side of the page showing you the stories that would have populated in your custom feed. If you are satisfied with the preview you can go ahead and save. If you aren't satisfied with the results keep adjusting your custom feed until you see the exact results that you would like.

Helpful Tip: Sometimes we like to use the custom feed creator and preview just to do one-off searches even if we have no intention of creating a feed for a particular topic. The custom feed preview allows you to do very complex searches that you wouldn't be able to do on the aggregate feed or with Google or any other search engine.

Previewing a Feed

Click Add Feed and your new feed will now appear at the bottom of your SigDev individual feeds page!
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