Crypto Exchange Bullish Completes Purchase of CoinDesk: WSJ

Bullish, which is run by former NYSE President Tom Farley, bought 100% of CoinDesk from crypto-focused investor DCG in an all-cash deal

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Updated Jan 26, 2024 at 2:50 p.m. UTC
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Cryptocurrency exchange Bullish has bought CoinDesk, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Monday.

Bullish, which is run by former New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) President Tom Farley, bought 100% of CoinDesk from crypto-focused investor Digital Currency Group (DCG) in an all-cash deal, the Journal said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CoinDesk will operate as an independent subsidiary of Bullish, Farley said, according to the report. An editorial committee will also be formed, chaired by former Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Matt Murray.

CoinDesk's current management team will remain in place.

Edited by Sheldon Reback.



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CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by Block.one; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk offers all employees above a certain salary threshold, including journalists, stock options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.

Jamie Crawley

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.


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