The Team

No offices and no borders. We're a decentralized team of journalists, hackers, and analysts reporting on the world of cryptocurrency, one bit at a time.

Mitchell Moos
New York City
New York City
Mitchell is a former journalist and technology enthusiast. Before getting involved in journalism, Mitchell was a project manager at a firm that built distributed software on Hyperledger. His first startup designed algorithms for optimizing cryptocurrency mining.
Han Kao

Han Kao

Founder / Board Member
Han is the founder of Crypto Briefing and serial entrepreneur with international experience in tech and media. Han is an active early stage investor and mentor to founders building in the blockchain and Web3 space.
Anton Tarasov

Anton Tarasov

Head of Research
Anton Tarasov has been serving in the blockchain space since 2016. A strong proponent of the power of intangible resources and personal freedom, he believes cryptocurrencies can improve people’s lives. Loves making music in his spare time.
Nathan Batchelor
United Kingdom

Nathan Batchelor

Head of Trading
United Kingdom
Nathan has been trading Forex, commodities, and equities since 2007, and is highly experienced as a cryptocurrency trader. Before joining SIMETRI Research, he was a professional trader for a boutique hedge fund based in London and Sydney. His day-trading and trend following systems, along with solid risk management, allowed him to excel as a trader from 2013 to 2018. Nathan holds a degree in Finance and has an extensive background providing research to proprietary trading houses and fund managers.
Chris Williams
London, UK

Chris Williams

Editor-in-Chief
London, UK
Chris fell down the crypto rabbit hole midway through 2017, and he’s been hooked since then. He’s become an advocate for the open finance revolution, and he believes that the world would be a better place if banks were replaced by code. When he’s not following blockchains, he dedicates his time to music–mostly finding and listening to old records, and attending live gigs and club sets around London.
Sergey Yakovenko
Australia

Sergey Yakovenko

Research Analyst
Australia
Sergey comes from traditional finance, working in wealth management as a portfolio analyst prior to his plunge into crypto in 2017. Fast forward to today, Sergey has become a DeFi trailblazer and an expert in yield farming. He now shares these opportunities with SIMETRI members.
Nicholas Sartini
New York City

Nicholas Sartini

Marketing Operations
New York City
Nicholas began his cryptocurrency journey in 2021 and has since immersed himself. Prior to joining Crypto Briefing, he studied global business at Fordham University and has worked in finance and construction management. In his spare time he enjoys playing board games and Dungeons & Dragons.
Alex Gallagher
New York City

Alex Gallagher

Marketing Operations Analyst
New York City
Alex's first involvement in the blockchain industry was in 2015 at the Bitcoin Center NY, and then at a Bitcoin exchange startup in 2016. After that he worked in banking for a few years until DeFi brought him back from the dark side. Outside of crypto, his passions include politics, open-source software, and football.
Mariia Kozyr
Spain

Mariia Kozyr

Designer
Spain
The crypto world opened up to Mariia thanks to Crypto Briefing in 2019. Since then, she has been hard at work connecting finance, technology, and design. Her mission is to make complex technology understandable through visual storytelling. She has a BA in design, and in her free time she enjoys art and cosmology.
Chris Williams
London, UK

Chris Williams

Editor-in-Chief
London, UK
Chris fell down the crypto rabbit hole midway through 2017, and he’s been hooked since then. He’s become an advocate for the open finance revolution, and he believes that the world would be a better place if banks were replaced by code. When he’s not following blockchains, he dedicates his time to music–mostly finding and listening to old records, and attending live gigs and club sets around London.
Timothy Craig
Edinburgh, U.K.

Timothy Craig

Assistant Editor
Edinburgh, U.K.
Tim Craig has a background in psychology and is particularly interested in proof-of-work algorithms and decentralized finance. He hopes cryptocurrencies and DeFi can help recreate traditional financial systems with fair and equal access for everyone.
Jacob Oliver
Bentonville, AR

Jacob Oliver

U.S. Editor
Bentonville, AR
Jacob is a former college English instructor who first encountered the radical potential of blockchain technology in 2017. Since then, he has worked as a consultant for multiple startups in the space while simultaneously pursuing his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. He is the University of Chicago’s foremost authority on Elvis.
Mike Dalton
Canada

Mike Dalton

Journalist
Canada
Mike Dalton started his career as a library research assistant before becoming a technology journalist. He is curious about everything in the tech world, and he is always amazed at the rapid growth of blockchain technology.
Stefan Stankovic
Skopje, Macedonia
Skopje, Macedonia
Stefan is a part-time crypto writer and full-time podcast addict. He holds a master's degree in Commercial Law with a graduate thesis in cryptocurrency regulation. Nothing excites Stefan like a well-organized commercial code.
Tom Carreras
Costa Rica

Tom Carreras

Journalist
Costa Rica
Tom bought his first satoshis in early 2020 and is very much enjoying the ride. He’s published some novels, holds a degree in books from McGill, and is now on a mission to help everyday people get to grips with crypto.
Ali Martinez
Madrid, Spain

Ali Martinez

Contributor
Madrid, Spain
Ali came across Bitcoin’s whitepaper in 2014. He was so fascinated by the idea of a decentralized, borderless, and censorship-resistant currency that he started accumulating BTC since then. Ali has been working as a content writer for some of the leading media outlets in the cryptocurrency industry.
Andre Cronje
Cape Town, South Africa

Andre Cronje

Code Reviewer
Cape Town, South Africa
Andre is a software architect with 20 years of development experience. He moved into telecoms developing big data, high-transactional infrastructure before delving into mobile security and cryptography. His last five years have been spent building FinTech solutions and leveraging blockchain technology to provide cost-reducing financial products to the unbanked in Africa.
Liam Kelly
Berlin, Germany

Liam Kelly

Contributor
Berlin, Germany
Liam is passionate about emerging technologies, digital weirdness, and the decentralized web. Based out of Berlin, Germany, he enjoys playing soccer or visiting his local Kneipe.
Ashwath Balakrishnan
Hyderabad, India
Hyderabad, India
Ashwath has a background in finance and economics and previously worked as an associate at Quantum Advisors. He heard about Bitcoin in 2016 and couldn't stop researching the new asset. By 2017, he was embedded in the industry. Now, he's on a mission to bring crypto to the masses.
Priyeshu Garg
New Delhi, India

Priyeshu Garg

Contributor
New Delhi, India
Priyeshu is a software engineer who is passionate about machine learning and blockchain technology. He built his first digital marketing startup as a teenager and worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies. He's an alumni from mass-transit app Ola and holds a degree in computer science engineering.
Andrey Shevchenko
Italy
Italy
Based in Italy with Russian roots, Andrey Shevchenko still wonders how he came to write English-language articles about crypto. He's passionate about technology in all its forms, and sees blockchain as a fundamental component of future societal change.
Nathan van der Heyden
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Nathan is a writer interested in decentralizing the internet. He holds a Master's in international relations and political philosophy and has always been interested in protecting people and their privacy from the digital economy. He later discovered what we being created in crypto and hasn't looked back since.
Ishan Garg
Bangalore, India

Ishan Garg

Contributor
Bangalore, India
Ishan is a cryptocurrency journalist. Prior to working for Crypto Briefing, he co-founded Blockmanity, a cryptocurrency blog. He is passionate about decentralization.
Zoran Spirkovski
Skopje, Macedonia

Zoran Spirkovski

Contributor
Skopje, Macedonia
Zoran Spirkovski is a freelance journalist, brand strategist, and author published by CryptoBriefing, BeInCrypto, CryptoNewsNet, and NewsBlockchain. He writes about blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, branding, marketing, and productivity and other stories that brew up in his mind. He writes a daily blog about the same topics at zoransp.medium.com and he regularly contributes to freelance discussion groups.
Darren Kleine
Alberta, Canada

Darren Kleine

Contributor
Alberta, Canada
Darren Kleine is fascinated with distributed ledger technology and the widespread implications it has for societal change. He loves researching new blockchain projects. Darren has been a mathematics teacher for years, and considers writing about cryptocurrency to be his creative passion.
Eric Thomas
Portland, Oregon

Eric Thomas

Contributor
Portland, Oregon
For the past decade Eric Thomas taught English at a university in South Korea. He has recently taken a break from teaching to pursue his interest in blockchain technology.
Sarah Rothrie
Saint-Louis, France

Sarah Rothrie

Contributor
Saint-Louis, France
Sarah ran away from a corporate job so she could travel the world. She has written more than 500 pieces covering blockchain, cryptocurrencies and other emerging technologies. In addition to writing and researching, she also runs her own websites⁠—find out more at sarahrothrie.com. You can usually find her around food.
Andrew Ancheta
New York

Andrew Ancheta

Contributor
New York
After many adventures in China, Vietnam, Persia, Cuba, and Europe, Andrew spent several years in Beijing, where he produced articles for the state media. Besides cryptocurrency, Andrew's also interested in travel writing and photography. His articles have appeared in VICE, Time Out, City Weekend, and several other magazines and websites around the world.
Dylan Grabowski
Denver, Colorado

Dylan Grabowski

Contributor
Denver, Colorado
Dylan is an urban planner turned freelance writer who covers blockchain, cryptocurrency, and markets. When he is not behind a computer screen, he can be found rock climbing, jogging around Denver, catching a hip hop show, or riding his bicycle to a new microbrewery.
Gerelyn Terzo
Greater New York Area

Gerelyn Terzo

Contributor
Greater New York Area
Gerelyn Terzo is a Wall Street veteran turned crypto journalist who, since first reporting on the blockchain space, has never looked back. Gerelyn believes in the power of the blockchain to make the world a better place and wants a front-row seat in the revolution.
Jalen Fargharson
Florida

Jalen Fargharson

Contributor
Florida
Jalen Fargharson is a former writer at Crypto Briefing. He is a Brooklyn native now living in Florida, where he is a licensed life insurance, variable annuities, and securities agent. Despite this background in traditional finance, it's cryptocurrency that truly stirs his passion.
Marc Weinstein

Marc Weinstein

Guest Contributer
Marc Weinstein is currently a Principal at Wave Financial’s early-stage venture fund, Wavemaker Genesis. He has evaluated hundreds of companies in the crypto industry and currently sits on the advisory board of Hypernet and Battlestar Capital.
Alan VanToai
Los Angeles, California

Alan VanToai

Guest Contributor
Los Angeles, California
Alan VanToai is the co-founder of Telefuel.com, the Telegram client for crypto professionals, powers, and teams, trusted by teams at Ethereum Foundation, ConsenSys, Bitcoin.com, NEM Foundation, and others
Yossi Goldlust
Seattle, Washington

Yossi Goldlust

Guest Contributor
Seattle, Washington
Yossi Goldlust is a digital nomad working for an ad tech startup. He's been interested in alternatives to fiat money since 2011.