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AccessTimeIconMay 1, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 6, 2023 at 3:14 p.m. UTC

Welcome to CoinDesk. We aim to give you the best information and insight on digital currency and the technologies that develop around it.

These are exciting times. Every day there are developments in price, investment, technology, crime and regulation. There are plenty of sceptics and a few optimists pushing new concepts and innovation.

We created CoinDesk to fill a knowledge gap and answer questions people have around digital currency. That includes the 72-year old pensioner wondering how Bitcoin works, to the CFO of a Nasdaq company, or the prime minister of Cyprus wondering what OpenCoin is. CoinDesk is also a source for journalists covering this space or for folks running small e-commerce businesses wondering how to take payment.

Enthusiasts compare digital currency with the internet in the mid-1990s. People built and sold companies in record times. There were new web browsers, sites and internet service providers almost every day.

Others believe it to be a bubble that will soon burst. Economists say it is deflationary and unreliable. Sceptics dislike the uncertainties and unstable price.

What we do know for sure is that it’s going to be an interesting space to watch. So thanks for visiting. We hope you enjoy reading.

The @CoinDesk Team.

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