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CoinDesk lays off 45% of editorial staff

August 14, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Crypto media company CoinDesk has laid off 45% of its editorial staff, or 20 people, as its parent company Digital Currency Group plans to bring on strategic investors, reports Frank Chaparro of The Block.

Chaparro reports, “The company, which was founded in 2013, announced the layoffs internally on Monday, according to a memo reviewed by The Block. The firm is having an all-hands meeting at 4:00pm ET to discuss the layoffs.

“‘The purpose of the meeting is to inform everyone that today several roles, predominantly in our media team, were impacted by a reduction in force,’ the message, penned by CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth, reads. ‘This is an incredibly difficult message to send to everyone over email and yet I also wanted everyone at CoinDesk to know as soon as possible what is happening today.’

“‘This was a required step to ensure a financially sound business moving forward and to set us on the path to close the deal to sell CoinDesk Inc,’ he added.”

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