Blockchain Wire, New Press Release Service, Launched By Nasdaq/Marketwire Vetsbr>
A new press release distribution service created by the founders of Marketwire and GlobeNewswire was announced today, marking the first to be focused exclusively on blockchain, cryptocurrency, distributed ledger, initial coin offerings, security token offerings, and digital assets news.
Blockchain Wire’s global reach includes broadcast and online media outlets, social media sites, industry trade publications, leading blogs, and influencers.
Blockchain Wire was founded by Michael Terpin, Michael Shuler, and Enzo Villani. Terpin and Shuler previously founded Marketwire, one of the world’s largest company newswires. Enzo Villani was co-founder of Nasdaq’s Global Corporate Solutions, where he launched GlobeNewswire, which merged with MarketWired when Nasdaq acquired it.
Marketwire was acquired in 2006 and later sold to Nasdaq for $200 million, and is currently owned by West Digital, which was acquired in 2017 by Apollo Global Management from Nasdaq.
Today, Terpin runs Transform Group and is an active investor in blockchain companies. Transform Group has managed public relations and advised over 105 initial coin offerings representing over 30% of the crypto-market capitalization. This includes ethereum, EOS, NEO, Dash, and NEM. Villani is also Managing Partner at Transform Group.
“Current newswire services are broad in their scope and not entirely focused on blockchain and crypto-related news,” said Michael Shuler, co-founder and president at Blockchain Wire. “Our leadership position in the blockchain space allows us to serve companies in this vertical with unmatched access to relevant media outlets, influencers and trade publications around the globe.”