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CoinDesk

    CoinDesk

    CoinDesk is a news site specializing in digital finance and Web 3.0 news with analysis, video, and live price updates.

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    May 2013

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    mission

    Our mission is to inform, educate and connect the global community of investors, innovators, and users of cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and other decentralized technologies. That includes everyone from sophisticated professionals to curious newcomers.

    current challenges

    We are building the most influential, trusted information platform for a global community engaged in transforming the financial system and the emerging crypto economy. CoinDesk is an integrated platform for media, events, data & indices for the next generation of investing and the future of money.

    • Editorial independence 

    CoinDesk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, one of the largest private investors in the industry and a provider of trading and other investment services for that industry. We operate independently of the parent company.

    • Journalistic standards 

    We strive for the utmost accuracy, fairness, objectivity, and responsible reporting, whether surfacing original news or reviewing and corroborating information from other sources.

    • Personal investing 

    CoinDesk always seeks to prioritize its highest-value asset – the trust of its readers. Our journalists, researchers, and market analysts must be transparent and accountable to the public and seek to uphold high standards of conduct.

    • Social media 

    CoinDesk’s mission is to drive the conversation around the future of money, and social media is one of the best tools to do that. Our official brand accounts are the authoritative editorial voice of CoinDesk. We use social media to share our content and to make announcements about events and new products.

    culture & values

    • Do the right thing, always.
    • Seek Diverse Perspectives and be inclusive.
    • “Bring it” every day.
    • Play for each other.
    • Assume positive intent.
    • Listen generously.
    • Speak straight.
    • Be authentic.
    • Practice blameless problem-solving.
    • Be curious.
    • Celebrate success.
    • Invest in relationships.
    • Demonstrate respect.
    • Get clear on expectations.
    • Deliver results.
    • Be accountable.
    • Honor commitments.
    • Be a fanatic about response time.
    • Work smart.
    • Make quality personal.
    • Pay attention to the details.
    • Be relentless about improvement.
    • Embrace change and growth.
    • Be a brand ambassador.
    • Have fun!

    history

    CoinDesk was born in May 2013 as a global financial media website in the nascent years of cryptocurrency and blockchain, just a few short years after bitcoin’s 2009 arrival in the world.

    In September 2015, we hosted the first-ever global crypto/blockchain conference, “Consensus.” Immersive experience event, the world's leading industry crypto/blockchain conference. 

    CoinDesk became part of the Digital Currency Group in January 2016. One of the largest private investors in the industry and a provider of trading and other investment services for the industry. CoinDesk subsidiary continues to operate independently of its parent company.

    Kevin Worth joined as CEO of CoinDesk in February 2017. Previous President & CEO of The Deal, owned by TheStreet, and Corporate Strategic Planning roles at NY Times, The Deal, The Street, and Bloomberg. 

    In May 2018, Consensus anchored the first Blockchain Week NYC, a CoinDesk-NYC partnership.

    Michael J. Casey joined as Chief Content Officer in October 2019. Previous advisor at MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative, 18-year stint as a journalist at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, and author of The Age of Cryptocurrency, The Unfair Trade & The Truth Machine

    In January 2021, CoinDesk acquired TradeBlock, the world’s leading provider of indices and institutional trading tools for digital currencies.

    CoinDesk Launched Broadcast Programs in February 2021. Daily and weekly live stream content begins broadcasting from CoinDesk’s brand new state-of-the-art TV studio in its new headquarters Feb 2021

    In April 2021, CoinDesk launched the TradeBlock Bitcoin Price index (XBX) re-brand as the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX). 

    core team

    Kevin Worth - CEO

    Ellie Hirschhorn - COO

    Foster Wright - VP

    Michael Casey - Chief Content Officer

    Talie Schwager - Head of People Operations

    Dan Treinish - Managing Director, Business Development

    David Bickford - Managing Director, Partnerships

    Kevin Reynolds - Editor in Chief

    Nolan Bauerle - Director of Research

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