CoinDesk may very well be up for grabs as mother or father firm DCG scrambles for funds

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Crypto media outlet CoinDesk is reportedly contemplating a possible sale as its mother or father firm Digital Forex Group (DCG) seems to strengthen its stability sheet.

In keeping with the Wall Road Journal, CoinDesk has sought the assistance of funding bankers from monetary advisory agency Lazard, who’re serving to the agency weigh choices together with a full or partial sale.

DCG has purportedly acquired a number of affords exceeding $200 million to purchase out the media agency over the previous couple of months, which might lead to an outstanding return on their funding given DCG supposedly acquired the corporate for simply $500,000 in 2016.

Barry Silbert’s DCG seems to be in critical monetary strife lately, and introduced to shareholders on Jan. 17 that it would be halting dividends in an effort to strengthen its stability sheet and “protect liquidity.”

On Jan. 18, Bloomberg reported that one other DCG subsidiary, crypto lending agency Genesis World, was planning to file for bankruptcy after revealing it owed creditors over $3 billion — doubtless a number one issue contributing to DCG’s monetary woes.

CoinDesk and Genesis are amongst some 200 crypto-related companies in DCG’s enterprise capital portfolio, in keeping with its web site. Different firms that DCG owns embody asset administration agency Grayscale Investments, crypto alternate Luno, and advisory agency Foundry.

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Some consider that CoinDesk’s article in November exposing the irregularities in Alameda Analysis’s stability sheet was the primary domino that ultimately led to the autumn of crypto alternate FTX and the liquidity points now being confronted by Genesis and its mother or father firm DCG and the broader crypto market.

Cointelegraph has reached out to CoinDesk for affirmation {that a} potential sale was being thought-about, however was but to obtain a solution on the time of publishing.