Thomson Reuters’ Sentiment Data to Track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

Thomson Reuters’ Sentiment Data to Track Top 100 Cryptocurrencies

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June 14, 2018 by Henrik Bliss
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Thomson Reuters has introduced a new set of investor tools to track the sentiment of the top 100 cryptocurrencies. The Canadian mass media and data company which  previously introduced the sentiment tools for Bitcoin will now track market chatter for the top 100 digital assets to assist investors. According to a WebWire press release published Wednesday, June 13, the
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Thomson Reuters has introduced a new set of investor tools to track the sentiment of the top 100 cryptocurrencies.

The Canadian mass media and data company which  previously introduced the sentiment tools for Bitcoin will now track market chatter for the top 100 digital assets to assist investors. According to a WebWire press release published Wednesday, June 13, the necessary data will be provided via a partnership with MarketPsych Data LLC.

In March, the company added the Bitcoin sentiment data feed to its MarketPsych Indices (TRMI). This tool gathers data by scanning more than 400 cryptocurrency-related news and media websites.

Their new TMRI Cryptocurrency Sentiment package (TRMI 3.1) will now monitor over 2,000 news publications. It will also scan 800 social media platforms for 43 sentiments of the top 100 digital currencies.

According to the press release, the updated tool will use visualization engines and quantitative research results to help traders distinguish significant themes.

A Thomson Reuters survey in April found that 1 in 5 financial firms in their study had expressed interest in expanding to crypto within the next year. The results showed that an estimated 56 companies will offer some form of cryptocurrency trading by October.

The Managing Director and Global Head of Investing and Advisory at Thomson Reuters, Pradeep Menon, said that the shift to cryptocurrencies in the financial sector had prompted the new release.

“Adding a cryptocurrency-focused sentiment feed to our suite of cross-asset solutions has therefore enabled us to provide our customers with invaluable insights that may help them make strategic investment decisions,” Menon said.

The press release notes that Thomson Reuters introduced crypto trading on Thomson Reuters REDI this year, supporting trading of CBOE and CME Group Bitcoin futures.

 


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