CCN.com, also known as CCN Markets, was founded in the summer of 2013 in Norway by serial entrepreneur Jonas Borchgrevink as “CryptoCoinsNews.com”. Although bitcoin gained plenty of coverage in mainstream media, there were few crypto-focused online publications at the time. CryptoCoinsNews quickly became one of the largest and most trusted cryptocurrency news outlets, and the team behind it expanded rapidly.
In 2017, CCN.com received an offer to purchase CCN.com. We accepted the offer and moved our entire site from CryptoCoinsNews.com to CCN.com in the fall of 2017.
By the end of 2018, CCN.com converted from the sole proprietorship PF Wetting (Odins gate 11A,0266 OSLO, Norway) run by Jonas Borchgrevink into a limited liability company with the name of “Hawkfish AS” and with a new business address, Drengsrudhagen 6, 1385 Asker, Norway. Hawkfish AS is 100% owned by IAKIP AS (Mellombølgen 68, 1157 Oslo, Norway) which is 100% owned by Jonas Borchgrevink, a Norwegian serial entrepreneur.
Most of our full-time employees and contractors are based in the United States, Europe, and Asia. We consider ourselves as a global news organization, not specifically affiliated with Norway.
In 2018 we brought in new expertise and highly qualified journalists to cover the categories:
We do not have any political agenda. We do allow Op-Eds and opinions on CCN.com covering a range of topics and author perspectives. Readers are invited to write their own opinions or articles and have them published as Guest Contributions. Read more about how to publish Guest Contributions here.
All journalists and editors have signed the “Code of Ethics of the Norwegian Press” and have committed to abide by its strict journalistic principles. It is important for us to be a trustworthy news source that our ethical standards reflect. The editors of CCN.com have also signed the “Rights and duties of the editor” by Nored.
We do recognize the time-critical industry we inhabit may lead to publishing errors that are promptly rectified. We do communicate clearly with editors and journalists if breaches of the ethical code have been found.
We demand that journalists and editors ensure that they report facts correct and that each story is verifiable.
CCN.com will always protect anonymous sources according to the ethical code that we follow.
If a story contains inaccuracies or breaches of our ethical code, please reach out to Chief Editor Samburaj Das and Director Jonas Borchgrevink in CC:
If a story has been corrected and a grave error has been made by CCN.com, the correction and explanation will be published under the category Editorial.
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Director: Jonas Borchgrevink (Norway)
Chief Editor: Samburaj Das (India)
US Editor: Josiah Wilmoth (United States)
Financial Editor: Sam Bourgi (Canada)
West Coast Editor: Aaron Weaver (United States)
Gaming Journalist: Thomas Bardwell (United Kingdom)
Gaming Journalist: William Worrall (United Kingdom)
Talent Scout and CHRO: Pamela Meropiali (Portugal)
Sales Manager: Pankaj Upadhyay (India)
CCN Markets is and will always focus on attracting the best talent there is no matter the race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, religion, or disabilities (and more). All employees got the same opportunities. Contributors that excel are always rewarded and prioritized.
Media Company: Hawkfish AS
News Media Organization: CCN.com
Address: Drengsrudhagen 6
NewsGuardTech.com made a review of our site which you can download here (PDF). We scored 100 of 100 points.
We’ve decided to change our logo to something that can reflect who we are and what we want to communicate. It has a bolder visual appearance due to a shift towards gaming, market, and sports news. We chose a skull as our icon as we have the “pirate-mentality” in how we write and work. Other than the visual appearance, we are nice people!