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Tamás Deák

Tamás Deák

Web Developer

News crawler website

2018/06/25

Kriptokereso.com

  • Platform: Any - browser based
  • Language: Javascript, PHP
  • Other used: Simple HTML DOM parser, Youtube data API, Wordpress

Idea

The main idea was to create one simple website that lists all of the hungarian news about cryptocurrencies from multiple sites. Meanwhile I discovered, there are much more news sources than just written media, so some youtube channels were also included in the list.

How it works

The background scripts automatically parse the main news portals in every hour, seeking for new content. If any fresh article/video found on the observed sites, then they will be stored in the database.

Purpose of the project

The main database is growing day by day continuously, currently (in 2021) the number of stored articles+videos exceeded 20,000. Visitors come regularly for fresh content, and the feedbacks are very positive. This answers the project's main question: "will anyone be interested in hungarian crypto news?"

After two years, all of the above led to a complete rewrite of the code from scratch, and added Wordpress as a frontend in 2020. Fresh articles/videos are stored as WP posts, with the help of some background PHP scripts and a little bit of magic :)

Links

Webpage: kriptokereso.com

Media

BitcoinBázis.hu article about the site opening

About the great redesign and rewrite at BitcoinBázis