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 and Security Token Exchange INX to Raise $130 Million in Landmark IPO

| Marc Hochstein

INX, a crypto and security token exchange, plans to raise up to $130 million through an IPO in the U.S., an industry first.

Justin Sun Surfaces in San Francisco, Contrary to Chinese Media Reports

| Marc Hochstein, Wolfie Zhao and Nikhilesh De

If, as the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity, then Tuesday was a great day for Tron CEO Justin Sun.

Lawmakers Amp Up Pressure on Facebook to Halt Libra Cryptocurrency Development

| Marc Hochstein

U.S. lawmakers repeatedly pressed Facebook's top blockchain exec to halt development of the Libra cryptocurrency in Tuesday's hearing.

Senate

Watch Today’s Facebook Libra Hearing at the House Financial Services Committee

| Marc Hochstein

Watch the live webcast of the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project.

Bitcoin Noticeably Absent From Senate Hearing on Facebook’s Libra

| Marc Hochstein

For a panel about a proposed cryptocurrency, Tuesday's Senate Facebook hearing was light on actual crypto talk.

Ethereum Co-Founder’s Polkadot Closes Token Sale, Claims $1.2 Billion Valuation

| Marc Hochstein

Polkadot has closed on a private token sale that it says values the blockchain interoperability project as a tech unicorn.

QuadrigaCX CEO Set Up Fake Crypto Exchange Accounts With Customer Funds

| Marc Hochstein and Nikhilesh De

QuadrigaCX CEO and founder Gerald Cotten reportedly created fake accounts at other crypto exchanges and funded them with his customers' money.

facebook, bitcoin

There’s a Second Token: A Breakdown of Facebook’s Crypto Economy

| Marc Hochstein

In addition to the Libra coin, Facebook's newly unveiled crypto project also involves a "Libra investment token."

Bitfinex Argues Why Judge Should Dismiss NYAG Case in Latest Court Filings

| Marc Hochstein

Bitfinex and Tether asked a judge to dismiss the New York Attorney General's case against the firms, claiming they have no customers in the state.

Bonds, Treasury Bond

NYSE Arca Seeks Rule Change to List ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills

| Marc Hochstein

NYSE Arca has formally applied to the SEC for a rule change that would let it list shares in a proposed bitcoin trust.