Marc Hochstein

Marc Hochstein

As Executive Editor of Consensus, Marc is responsible for driving the narrative vision and content for CoinDesk's flagship event. He also sets CoinDesk's editorial standards and acts as ombudsman for our industry-leading news team.

Marc is a veteran journalist with more than 25 years' experience, including 17 years at the trade publication American Banker, the last three as editor-in-chief, where he was responsible for some of the earliest mainstream news coverage of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Marc holds BTC above CoinDesk's disclosure threshold of $1,000; marginal amounts of ETH, XMR and ZEC; an Urbit planet (~fodrex-malmev); two ENS domain names (MarcHochstein.eth and MarcusHNYC.eth); and two NFTs from the metal band Gwar.

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You Want Crypto Regulation? I’ll Give You Crypto Regulation
Maybe Congress should separate custody from exchange, the way it severed Wall Street from commercial banking nearly a century ago. This piece is part of CoinDesk’s Policy Week.
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Miladys NFT Community Is the Counterculture to Cancel Culture
The uncanny, anime-inspired, profile pictures invite conversations about whether the sins of the creator are laid upon the creation. That’s why the Miladys NFT community is one of CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022.
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Pinning the Idea of ‘Network States’ on the Map
Balaji Srinivasan's thesis of forming countries online underpins a thought-provoking bestseller and maybe a new asset class – earning him a spot on CoinDesk’s Most Influential 2022 list.
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Vitalik Buterin's 'Proof of Stake': The CoinDesk Megareview
What a decade of essays – covering everything from Soulbound tokens to superrational DAOs – says about Ethereum and crypto.
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The Art of Trading Without Trading
Dollar-cost averaging may be better for your crypto portfolio – and your soul – than active trading. This article is part of CoinDesk’s Trading Week.
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Urbit Is Web3, Weird and Wonderful and I Don’t Care Who Made It
Software can have bugs, but it doesn’t have cooties.
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Urbit Courts DAOs, Crypto Teams in Quest to Make Internet P2P Again
A wildly ambitious project to reinvent the entire internet computing stack is finally shipping usable apps after a decade-plus of laying groundwork. Can it overcome a “janky” UX?
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Bitcoiners Owe Andrew Ross Sorkin a Big Thank You
By successfully campaigning to further politicize the payments system, The New York Times columnist just made value-neutral cryptocurrency networks more valuable in the long term.
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Why DESK? The Big Idea Behind CoinDesk’s Relaunched Social Token
Our goal is a more direct relationship with our audience and the expansion of a community of engaged participants that’s independent of Web 2 platforms.
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New Research Unearths Insights Into Satoshi and Bitcoin’s Early Days
The paper makes no claims about the Bitcoin network today, more than a decade after the end of the period analyzed. But it underscores well-known and longstanding privacy challenges.
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