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 NFTs from the Oekaki (pictured), SSRWives and Gwar collections.

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Cybersecurity (FlyD/Unsplash)
Coinbase, Circle, Kraken Join Crypto's New 'Neighborhood Watch' for Cyberthreats
Consensys, the Solana Foundation and Fireblocks are also among the baker's dozen founding members of Crypto ISAC.
Cybersecurity (FlyD/Unsplash)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1950:  Madison Avenue advertising executives work on a project circa 1950 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Web3 Marketing Startup Spindl Launches On-Chain Ad Network
Crypto wallet activity is a better way to find sales prospects than "weird, sketchy Web2 data," says Spindl CEO (and Facebook vet) Antonio Garcia Martinez.
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1950:  Madison Avenue advertising executives work on a project circa 1950 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Polymarket CEO Shayne Coplan (Polymarket)
Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, Vitalik Buterin Back $45M Investment in Polymarket
The series B funding round comes during a breakout year for the crypto-based prediction market platform, and brings its total funding well over $70 million.
Polymarket CEO Shayne Coplan (Polymarket)
Donald Trump at an NFT event at Mar-a-Lago on May 8, 2024. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
'Boden' Memecoin Surges After Trump Quips About It
"I don't like that investment," former U.S. President Donald Trump said of a token mocking his rival, Joe Biden. Trump also said he's open to cryptocurrency donations.
Donald Trump at an NFT event at Mar-a-Lago on May 8, 2024. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Christian Langlais holds up a "Buy Bitcoin" sign behind Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in July 2017. (C-Span)
'Bitcoin Sign Guy' Is Auctioning His Bitcoin Sign
Christian Langalis, whose 2017 photo-bombing of Janet Yellen became a viral meme, will use the proceeds to fund his Bitcoin/Lightning/Urbit startup.
Christian Langlais holds up a "Buy Bitcoin" sign behind Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in July 2017. (C-Span)
Group portrait centered on Isadora Duncan, seated with her hands in her lap holding a crystal ball and gazing downwards. She is surrounded by six other female dancers who are posing in standing, kneeling, or sitting positions, and all gazing at her. In the background are four curtained windows and potted plants.
Prediction Market Kalshi to Take Bets on Crypto (Settled in Dollars)
The CFTC-regulated platform will let traders bet on how high ETH will go this year and other price outcomes amid renewed interest in both crypto and prediction markets.
Group portrait centered on Isadora Duncan, seated with her hands in her lap holding a crystal ball and gazing downwards. She is surrounded by six other female dancers who are posing in standing, kneeling, or sitting positions, and all gazing at her. In the background are four curtained windows and potted plants.
Fred Ehrsam's Paradigm filed a legal brief to support Kalshi's case against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. (Stateofthenet.org/Flickr)
Prediction Markets Can Hedge Crypto Startups' Regulatory Risk, Paradigm Says
Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsham's venture capital firm filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Kalshi's case against the CFTC.
Fred Ehrsam's Paradigm filed a legal brief to support Kalshi's case against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. (Stateofthenet.org/Flickr)
Prediction markets have a better track record than other forecasting methods. (John Springer Collection/Getty Images)
What Prediction Markets Are Forecasting for Crypto in 2024
Which projects will do airdrops? Will Kraken go public? Will OpenSea launch a token? I have no idea, but traders with skin in the game think they do.
Prediction markets have a better track record than other forecasting methods. (John Springer Collection/Getty Images)
Messari CEO and founder Ryan Selkis.
Ryan Selkis Goes to Washington
Ryan Selkis built a political fundraising machine for crypto that's ready to sway elections in 2024. That's why the Messari founder is one of CoinDesk's Most Influential peopl...
Messari CEO and founder Ryan Selkis.
Johnny Carson making a prediction as "Carnac the Magnificent" (Getty Images)
Market Sees 59% Odds Sam Bankman-Fried Is Found Guilty on All Charges – But There's a Catch
Traders on crypto-powered Polymarket have bet a grand total of $4,512 on the question, underscoring the current limitations of prediction markets.
Johnny Carson making a prediction as "Carnac the Magnificent" (Getty Images)