Lewitinn hired as managing editor of The Block

Lawrence Lewitinn has been hired as managing editor of cryptocurrency site The Block. He has most recently been co-host of CoinDesk TV’s flagship daily program, “First Mover.” Lewitinn was also managing editor of markets at CoinDesk. He previously was editor in chief of Modern Consensus, a new website covering the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets. Lewitinn was […]

Crypto company sues Forbes reporter Farivar

Cyrus Farivar, a tech reporter at Forbes, has been sued by the parent company behind a cryptocurrency called “Bitcoin Latinum” for an article he wrote about a lawsuit it filed, reports Mike Masnick of Techdirt.com. Masnick reports, “Given that the word ‘Latinum’ apparently comes from a currency in Star Trek, and one of the claims in […]

Decrypt is merging with Rug Radio

Decrypt, the news website covers crypto and web3, has signed a letter of intent to merge with Rug Radio, a decentralized media company for web3 creators, reports Sara Fischer of Axios. Fischer reports, “The deal brings Decrypt further into the web3 ecosystem and gives Rug Radio and its ad partners closer proximity to the journalism brand […]

Cryptonews hires Akhtar as a reporter

Cryptonews has hired Tanzeel Akhtar as a reporter based in London. She most recently was at Bloomberg News covering crypto. Akhtar was also a CoinDesk news reporter based in the UK. She has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes Africa, Financial Times, The Street, Citywire, Investing.com, Euromoney, Yahoo! Finance, Benzinga, Kitco News, African Business Magazine, Hedge Week, […]

The CoinDesk reporter behind its FTX coverage

Nick Baker of CoinDesk profiles Ian Allison, the CoinDesk journalist who uncovered the fraud at bitcoin exchange FTX. Baker writes, “Allison, a Scotsman by birth, might be the nicest and humblest person you’ll meet, too. Before I joined CoinDesk in 2022, a source told me he was a pro I’d enjoy working with. That was an understatement. […]

CoinDesk sold to company run by former NYSE president

A company run by former New York Stock Exchange president Tom Farley said on Monday that it has acquired crypto-focused media company CoinDesk, reports Vicky Ge Huang of The Wall Street Journal. Huang writes, “Bullish, the crypto exchange run by Farley, bought 100% of CoinDesk in an all-cash deal. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Digital […]

Crypto news site The Block sells 80% stake

Crypto media company The Block sold a majority stake to Singaporean venture capital firm Foresight Ventures in a deal valuing the crypto outlet at $70 million, report Lucinda Shen and Sara Fischer of Axios. Shen and Fischer report, “Former CEO Mike McCaffrey — who held a majority stake in The Block — was ousted last year after it […]

Blockworks reporter Cirrone departs

James Cirrone, a reporter at Blockworks who covered the Sam Bankman-Fried trial, has left the cryptocurrency publication. He previously was an intern for Bloomberg News, where he helped write and copyedit the Sydney and Hong Kong editions of Daybreak, a morning brief for global financial professionals. Cirrone is a University of Maryland graduate. While there, […]

Crypto.news names Ross-Mychka editorial director/chief strategy officer

Catherine Ross-Mychka, editor-in-chief of cryptocurrency news site Crypto.news, has been named editorial director and chief strategy officer. Ross-Mychka is founder and executive editor of Business Mania, a publication about business, entrepreneurs and the rules of making money. She was a managing editor on the night news desk, business editor, video host and crypto managing editor […]

The Block hires Baydakova as senior policy reporter

Cryptocurrency news site The Block has hired Anna Baydakova as senior policy reporter and assistant editor. She previously was at CoinDesk, writing about blockchain projects and regulation with a special focus on Eastern Europe and Russia. She is especially excited about stories on privacy, cybercrime, sanctions policies and censorship resistance of decentralized technologies. She joined […]