Marc Hochstein

Marc Hochstein joined CoinDesk as managing editor in September 2017 and is helping to lead the digital media startup's next phase of expansion. A veteran business journalist with more than 20 years experience covering financial services, Marc was most recently the editor-in-chief at American Banker, where he was responsible for some of the earliest mainstream news coverage of bitcoin and the innovations it later inspired. Marc has a small holding of bitcoin. (See: Editorial Policy)

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion

| Marc Hochstein

London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.

Cboe Exchange Puts Brakes on Bitcoin Futures Listing

| Marc Hochstein

Cboe said it would not add a new bitcoin futures market for March, citing a need to review how it approaches the space.

LedgerPrime Raises $12 Million for Crypto Quant Trading

| Marc Hochstein

LedgerPrime, a crypto trading firm led by ex-Wall Street whizzes, has closed on $12 million of capital and secured commitments for another $8 million.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Sees Pros and Cons in Blockchain Logins

| Marc Hochstein

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's seriously evaluating blockchain's potential for decentralized single logins.

Fairfax County Invests Total of $21 Million in Blockchain VC Fund

| Marc Hochstein

Fairfax County Retirement Systems has released details about its investment in a blockchain fund, apparently to quell fears about it.

Crypto Broker Led by Uber and E*Trade Alums Is Going Public

| Marc Hochstein

Voyager, a crypto brokerage founded by Uber and E*Trade alums, is going public via a $60 million reverse merger.

Prime Trust Undercuts Rivals in Crypto Custody Race

| Marc Hochstein and Nikhilesh De

Prime Trust has eliminated its fees for storing digital assets such as BTC, ETH and XLM, in a move the custodian called an industry first.

Grayscale Assures Investors: Ethereum Classic Trust Funds Not at ‘Direct Risk’

| Marc Hochstein

In the wake of the 51 percent attack on ethereum classic, the manager of an investment vehicle that holds the cryptocurrency has reassured investors…

Fidelity’s Man: Can Tom Jessop Bridge Crypto and Wall Street for Good?

| Marc Hochstein

CoinDesk profiles Fidelity's Tom Jessop, who is leading the firm's effort to link the worlds of digital assets and Wall Street.

Launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market May Get Postponed Again

| Marc Hochstein

It's unlikely the CFTC will act in time for ICE to launch Bakkt as planned on Jan. 24, CoinDesk has learned.