New York Business Journal technology and innovation reporter Michael del Castillo has officially joined CoinDesk as a full-time staff journalist.
A founding reporter at Upstart Business Journal and New York Business Journal, del Castillo has specialized in covering cutting-edge technologies including 3-D printing and artificial intelligence, as well as bitcoin and blockchain technology, where he was instrumental in the publication’s industry coverage.
"Michael’s addition to the CoinDesk team is consistent with our mission to better serve our readers with high-quality, independent journalism," CoinDesk Editor Pete Rizzo said. "At a time of great hype, Michael’s work will undoubtedly be an asset to entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers seeking to better navigate the industry."
Del Castillo’s work has also appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and Big Think, and he is co-founder of Literary Manhattan.
"As a reader, I’ve long turned to CoinDesk for the best-informed, breaking news stories in the bitcoin and blockchain industry," said del Castillo. "With new, imaginative applications of the technology implemented daily, I aim to continue the publication’s history of breaking stories that impact its audience."
The appointment follows CoinDesk's acquisition by leading bitcoin and blockchain investment firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) in January and the announcement of Consensus 2016, a three-day flagship event to be held in New York City from May 2-4.