Dow Jones’ MarketWatch Adds Eight More Cryptocurrencies On Its Tracking List

Announcements, News | April 26, 2018 By:

MarketWatch, Dow Jones Media Group’s financial news portal, has added eight additional cryptocurrencies to its tracking tool.

MarketWatch operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data. The news portal used to operate in partnership with CBS News. The Financial Times was an original financial partner and investor in MarketWatch. In January 2005, Dow Jones acquired it for $530 million.

MarketWatch, which has been tracking the price of bitcoin since 2014, announced that it has started tracking the performance of ether (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Ether Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), and Zcash (ZEC).

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

“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,” Dan Shar, general manager at MarketWatch, said in a statement.

The announcement came a week after Dow Jones announced its partnership with privacy web browser Brave Software to test blockchain technology usage in digital publishing. The two companies will work together to test a number of innovative solutions in the news and information space, including delivering content via Brave’s blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform, on which Barron’s and MarketWatch will become verified publishers.