Mission

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


Our leading journalists and cryptocurrency prices are regularly featured in top-tier media including Axios, Bloomberg, Business Insider, CBS News, CNBC, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, MarketWatch, Nasdaq, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, Yahoo Finance!

CoinDesk Indexes are the bellwether for the market. They are the industry standard for institutional-grade cryptocurrency pricing with billions of dollars in monthly trading volume quoted against them. The flagship CoinDesk Bitcoin Price sIndex (XBX) is a spot reference rate for BTC that benchmarks the world's first publicly traded bitcoin fund and the world's first bitcoin ETF.

CoinDesk hosts myriad industry events and webinars each year, including the annual Consensus summit event each May, the largest and most important forward-thinking gathering of stakeholders in the global crypto and blockchain ecosystem


By the numbers

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Followers @CoinDesk Twitter

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CoinDesk Average Monthly Viewers

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Consensus Event Attendees

Consensus has been recognized as the most influential event in cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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Largest Group of Crypto Journalists In The World


Our story in a time capsule

may 2013

CoinDesk was born

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

july 2013

CoinDesk launches original price reference rate for ฿

sourced and quoted by major media world-wide

september 2015

CoinDesk hosts first-ever, global crypto / blockchain conference “Consensus”

immersive experience event, the leading industry crypto/blockchain conference in the world

january 2016

CoinDesk becomes part of the Digital Currency Group

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

february 2017

Kevin Worth joins CEO of CoinDesk.

Previous President & CEO of The Deal owned by TheStreet, and Corporate Strategic Planning roles at NY Times, The Deal, The Street and Bloomberg

may 2018

Consensus anchors the first Blockchain Week NYC, a CoinDesk-NYC partnership.

october 2019

Michael J. Casey joins as Chief Content Officer.

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

january 2021

CoinDesk acquires TradeBlock, the world’s leading provider of indexes and institutional trading tools for digital currencies.

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

february 2021

CoinDesk Launches Broadcast Programs.

Daily and weekly livestream content begins broadcasting from CoinDesk’s brand new state of the art TV studio in its new headquarters Feb 2021

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Our team

The team of subject matter experts at CoinDesk delivers reliable and relevant content to both individuals and businesses, driven by the mission to inform global communities about the ever-evolving concept of money in the new digital era


Our unique position as a subsidiary of DCG

We are proud to be part of Digital Currency Group (DCG), a leader in the bitcoin and blockchain industry and one of CoinDesk’s earliest investors and supporters. CoinDesk operates entirely independently of its parent company. DCG has no involvement in editorial or content decisions.