Report: MarketWatch Is Tracking Eight More Cryptocurrencies

April 25, 2018 10:38 pm Published by

MarketWatch said it will begin tracking the market moves of eight additional cryptocurrencies, CoinDesk reported Wednesday.

The company, the news publishing unit of Dow Jones Media Group, said on top of its bitcoin tracking tool, MarketWatch will dispaly information for ether classic, monero, dash and zcash, the report said. The website has been tracking bitcoin prices since 2014.

Using data from cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, the new service will post real-time quotes for both the U.S. dollar and the euro – as well as historical price trends for the nine crypto-assets.

MarketWatch General Manager Dan Shar said in a credit “It’s no doubt that our readers, as the world’s savviest investors, have an eye on digital currency and we’re happy to be expanding our real-time tracking of a total of 9 cryptocurrencies in both Euro’s and USD, with Kraken’s help.”

In recent days, the Dow Jones Media Group itself has moved to test blockchain, perhaps signaling a broader interest in the tech within the company past its offerings on MarketWatch, CoinDesk reported.

Last week, Dow Jones said it is working with the privacy-oriented Web browser startup Brave in order to trial its blockchain platform, the report said. 

The two firms will test delivering content using Brave’s blockchain-based platform for digital advertising, and Dow Jones Media Group subsidiaries Barron’s and MarketWatch will become “verified publishers,” as previously reported., Jack Durschlag

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