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CoinDesk names Keoun its ME of tech and protocols

January 24, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Brad Keoun

Cryptocurrency news site CoinDesk has named Brad Keoun its managing editor for tech and protocols.

He had been managing editor for markets, which will now be overseen by James Rubin and Omkar Godbole.

Keoun has been with CoinDesk for three and a half years. He previously was senior global finance and economics correspondent at

A longtime reporter for Bloomberg News, he was a lead reporter for its investigation into the Federal Reserve’s secret emergency loans during the financial crisis as well as its coverage for the “London Whale” trading scandal in 2012. Both stories were finalists for a Loeb Award, the top prize in business journalism.

He is a past recipient of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Public Service in Online Journalism.

Prior to Bloomberg, Keoun was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun.

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