"On this Day in Ethereum" workflow

You may have read one of my "On this Day" posts about Ethereum, in the daily discussions on popular subreddit /r/ethfinance, or via twitter user @ETH_HistoryBob.
In this blog post I explain how I create these OtDs.

šŸ¤– The Bot Part: pwr.news

The first part is automated: I use pwr.news to see the top news items for a given day.

Ethereum's top news items for 16 January 2020, as compiled automatically by pwr.news

If you want to find out how exactly this list is compiled, have a look at this infographic ā†“

Behind the Charts
If you wonder how pwr.news collects and selects news for our crypto charts, read on.

šŸ–Šļø The Human Part

Starting from the list above, I select the most interesting events that are about Ethereum's technology, adoption, research, development, government, regulation,...
This is where the articles actually meet the human eye. Items about price and technical analysis are ignored. (Reading them over a year after they were written, they seem even more ridiculous than at the time.)
Although I aim to be as objective and as little opinionated as possible, note that there will always be some bias here.

A special shout out goes to Evan Van Ness. His excellent lists on weekinethereumnews.com have been a perfect source to cross-check my own selections. Please subscribe to his mailing list if you haven't done so!

Then, it's time to clean up this selection:

  • I double-check the times of publication, and update them if needed.
  • I link items together that are talking about the same event (if they were not linked automatically).
  • I rewrite or adapt the items' titles into a uniform format.
Items are double-checked, some are selected and editorialized

To finalize the OtD, I add a lighthearted comment on Ethereum's price action for the day. No magic here, data comes straight from CoinMarketCap. I put the multiple years together into one big post and, if I am ahead of time, I schedule it for posting later. Otherwise I post it straight away.

That's it! Reporting on Ethereum's history one day at a time.

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