CoinDesk Acquired By DCG, Announces Consensus 2016

CoinDesk Acquired By DCG, Announces Consensus 2016

We are excited to announce that CoinDesk has been acquired by Digital Currency Group (DCG), a leader in the bitcoin and blockchain industry and one of CoinDesk’s earliest investors and supporters. Since CoinDesk launched in 2013, our audience has trusted us to be the leading publication of record for the digital currency industry. As this industry evolves and new players emerge, it’s clear that the informational needs of the individuals and companies in this space are increasing. DCG's resources and vision will enable the CoinDesk team to keep pace with those growing needs and continue....

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It is kind of like the difference between Che Guevara and a Che Guevara T-shirt being worn by a hipster in Brooklyn. So what do (the banks) do? They look at Bitcoin and say “Let’s see. It is an open, borderless, decentralized, transparent, and peer-to-peer currency. Fantastic! can we have that without the open, decentralized, borderless, transparent, peer-to-peer, and instead add a nice dose of heavy control?”

Andreas Antonopoulos, Security expert, tech-entrepreneur and the author of “Mastering Bitcoin: Unl