They say the real riches you make in bitcoin are the friends you make along the way. And on platforms such as the crypto-friendly Telegram, it’s true that you can meet avatars who become acquaintances who become best mates. But the most useful accounts you’ll interact with on Telegram are arguably those devoid of humanity together. That’s because the best accounts are those operated by bots.
There’s a Crypto Bot for Every Occasion
Chatbots are not particularly new, nor are they unique to Telegram. But it is on the Russian messaging platform that they’ve gained the most utility, which owes something to the data-driven nature of the cryptocurrency space. Ordering your pizza via chatbot on Facebook Messenger is less efficient than conventional methods. Being alerted to market movements, on the other hand, is a job that’s best left to Telegram bots.
Price analytics are the most obvious implementation for Telegram crypto bots, and there is no shortage of candidates to choose from. Bitcoinpriceanalyticsbot lets you set an upper and lower limit; when bitcoin hits that threshold, you’ll be the first to know. Rocket Coin bot is another; type in a command such as /global and you’ll be shown the current cryptocurrency market capitalization including bitcoin dominance.
Deposit Notifications, New Token Listings, and More
If you’ve ever found yourself waiting for a cryptocurrency payment, you’ll know the frustration of refreshing a blockchain explorer in search of a sign. Tracktxbot is one of many Telegram bots promising to do away with manual checks. Enter your wallet address, give it a name if you like and you’ll be notified the moment you receive a deposit of BTC, BCH, ETH, or ERC20 tokens, as well as hundreds of other cryptocurrencies. This service can also alert you of funds leaving your wallet, allowing you to act fast in the event of unauthorized access.
The Tokenstats bot is another simple but extremely useful tool that will prove invaluable to ICO investors. Type in /ROI followed by the token abbreviation and you’ll be shown the return it’s made in ETH, BTC, and USD. Not all Telegram bots require manual setup and configuration using a series of commands: others simply require you to join the channel and follow along. Tokenstats Announcements will notify you of new tokens, while Crypto Exchange Listing “aims to accurately predict the listing of a new token on an exchange before the official announcement”. Its record, which is based on token deposits to known exchange wallets, is surprisingly good. You name it, there’s a bot for it.
What other Telegram bots do you use? Let us know in the comments section below.
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