Marc

Hochstein

Marc Hochstein

As Executive Editor, Marc Hochstein oversees Layer 2, CoinDesk's magazine of ideas. Layer 2 includes in-depth feature and investigative articles, a diverse range of informed opinions and deep-dive research reports. He also sets CoinDesk's ethics and standards policies and spearheads our internal editorial training efforts.

Marc is a veteran journalist with more than 25 years' experience, including 17 years at the trade publication American Banker, the last three as editor-in-chief, where he was responsible for some of the earliest mainstream news coverage of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Marc holds BTC above CoinDesk's disclosure threshold of $1,000; marginal amounts of ETH, XMR and ZEC; an Urbit planet (~fodrex-malmev); two ENS domain names (MarcHochstein.eth and MarcusHNYC.eth); and two NFTs from the metal band Gwar.

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Why DESK? The Big Idea Behind CoinDesk’s Relaunched Social Token
Our goal is a more direct relationship with our audience and the expansion of a community of engaged participants that’s independent of Web 2 platforms.
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New Research Unearths Insights Into Satoshi and Bitcoin’s Early Days
The paper makes no claims about the Bitcoin network today, more than a decade after the end of the period analyzed. But it underscores well-known and longstanding privacy challenges.
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Vitalik Buterin Calls Canada's Use of Banks to Stifle Protestors 'Dangerous'
Decentralized systems are not about lawlessness but rather a return to rule of law, the Ethereum founder said in an interview at ETHDenver.
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Important Disclosure About CoinDesk and Digital Currency Group
Beginning in 2022, certain CoinDesk editors and reporters will be offered exposure to DCG equity (not stock itself) as part of their compensation packages. Here’s why.
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Building on the News: Introducing Layer 2 by CoinDesk
Our new digital magazine goes beyond the daily headlines to put crypto and blockchain developments in perspective.
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The Downside of Programmable Money
Software bugs aren’t the half of it, says Steven Kelly of Yale in a Q&A with CoinDesk. “You can’t preprogram the exigencies of a crisis.”
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Buying Your First Crypto? 10 Things You Should Know
This above all: Don’t put in more than you can afford to lose.
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Why Bitcoin Is Worth at Least a Penny
As the cryptocurrency hits another all-time high, investors unfamiliar with the asset class may wonder why it has value at all. Here’s a brief explanation.
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Strike Users in US Can Now Get Paid in Bitcoin
Tested with professional athletes, the service is now widely available in 48 U.S. states.
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