CoinDesk is a news site specializing in bitcoin and digital currencies. The site was founded by Shakil Khan and was subsequently acquired by Digital Currency Group.
Khan is also an investor in BitPay, a bitcoin payment processor. In September 2013, Jon Matonis, former executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, joined CoinDesk as a contributing editor.
In January 2016, CoinDesk was acquired by Digital Currency Group for an estimated US $500K-600K. In January 2017, the company acquired Lawnmower, a blockchain data and research platform. In January 2021, the company acquired TradeBlock, a cryptocurrency data analytics firm.
On December 2017, Coindesk established CoinDesk Korea in collaboration with the 22nd Century Media Co., subsidiary of Hankyoreh Co., Ltd. to provide a blockchain news service in South Korea.