The digital currency bitcoin has been one of the hottest topics on both Wall Street and Main Street over the past year, and it’s even been getting discussed by companies you might not expect.
According to an analysis of FactSet data covering the past month, 24 companies have referenced the cryptocurrency in their analyst day conference calls. For the most part, that list is dominated by financial companies — including Cboe Global Markets, which launched bitcoin futures in December — and semiconductor companies, whose products are used in the mining of bitcoin and its rivals.
However, also on the list are two consumer stocks that happen to be big rivals in giving people their daily boost of caffeine: Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.
and Starbucks Corp.
Bitcoin was hardly the focus of…