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Coindesk Shakes Up Leadership Under New Crypto Exchange Owner


In a significant restructuring move by Bullish, the cryptocurrency exchange that recently acquired CoinDesk, longtime CEO Kevin Worth has stepped down from his position. Taking his place is Sara Stratoberdha, who previously held a key role in business development at Bullish.

The change in leadership marks a pivotal moment for CoinDesk, a prominent player in the crypto media, events, and information space. With Bullish now at the helm, the company seeks to maintain CoinDesk's independence and journalistic integrity, according to a spokesperson.

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This shakeup follows Bullish's acquisition of CoinDesk from its previous owner, Digital Currency Group, just two months ago. Alongside Worth, several other members of CoinDesk's leadership team, including Chief Operating Officer Elinor Hirschhorn, Vice President of Engineering John DeGuenther, and Executive Director of Global Strategy Emily Parker, are also departing.

Michael Casey, Chief Content Officer, will no longer have a full-time role, although discussions are underway for him to potentially continue with CoinDesk in another capacity. Bullish CEO Tom Farley communicated these changes to CoinDesk and Bullish employees via a memo, outlining a flatter organizational structure for CoinDesk's media, indices, and events businesses.

As part of the restructuring, certain functions of CoinDesk will now fall under Bullish's purview, including Human Resources. Additionally, CoinDesk's tech and product teams will be integrated with Bullish's operations.

Farley expressed gratitude for Worth and the outgoing leadership team for their role in shaping CoinDesk into a leading global media company and facilitating the successful acquisition by Bullish. Looking ahead, Farley conveyed optimism about CoinDesk's future under Stratoberdha's leadership, highlighting the opportunity to invest in and expand CoinDesk's media, events, and indices offerings.

CoinDesk's journey reflects broader trends in the evolving landscape of Web3, where acquisitions and leadership changes are becoming increasingly common. With their upcoming Consensus event in Austin, Texas, will Coindesk remain a key player in the space?


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