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Everline Future 50: CoinDesk

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There are fewer bigger, more disruptive ideas in the world today than bitcoin and the digital currency movement.

In the UK, CoinDesk aims to be the de facto digital currency index and knowledge hub, providing digital currency news, prices, charts, guides and analysis.

Launched in double-quick time in April 2013 by high-profile serial entrepreneur and investor Shakil Khan (Spotify, Yplan, DueDil), JP Jones and Jeremy Bonney, CoinDesk is the market leader in digital currency news, breaking the story that China had banned payment processors for bitcoin companies.

Notably, CoinDesk devised the Bitcoin Price Index, a reliable benchmark for the price of bitcoin (which historically varies depending on which exchange you use and which may well become the de facto price reference for bitcoin. Industry body the Bitcoin Foundation already uses it to calculate its membership fees.

It looks inevitable that large numbers of users will move into the bitcoin world. CoinDesk looks nicely placed to assist them in understanding, purchasing, trading and spending bitcoins. Oh, and change the finance industry forever.

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