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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.

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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Han is the founder and CEO of Crypto Briefing. He grew up in New York City and graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and exited several companies in tech and media over the past 15 years. He is also an early stage investor in various blockchain based companies.
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Seattle, Washington

Mitchell Moos

Managing Editor
Seattle, Washington
Mitchell is a software enthusiast and entrepreneur. Prior to his current role, he was the Editorial Manager at CryptoSlate. 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.
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New York City

Jay Putera

Business Development Director
New York City
Jay is a Partner in Crypto Briefing, and our Business Development Director. He is a New Yorker whose experience in the hotel, leisure and tech marketing industries⁠—usually in extremely competitive marketplaces⁠. He is also an early stage investor in numerous blockchain based companies.
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Los Angeles, California

Kaye Quema

Head of Media Partnerships
Los Angeles, California
Kaye Quema has 12 years experience in digital advertising. Part of Yahoo South East Asia’s Pioneer Sales and Leadership Team, she implemented display and content solutions for consumer goods companies such as Unilever and P&G Asia. She was also responsible for innovating and building effective marketing strategies around mobile gaming in Asia.
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Berlin, Germany

Liam Kelly

Editorial Manager
Berlin, Germany
Liam is a writer focused on emerging technologies, digital weirdness, and the decentralized web. He is also skilled at seeking out Internet-based subcultures, communicating between niche communities, and unearthing incoming trends in technology, culture, and politics. Based out of Berlin, Germany, he enjoys playing soccer or visiting his local Kneipe.
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Moscow, Russia

Alexander Mardar

Lead Researcher
Moscow, Russia
Alexander Mardar has been an active crypto investor and miner since 2017. Prior to Crypto Briefing, he worked for a boutique investment firm as an analyst as well as at various startups doing analytical work. He received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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United Kingdom

Nathan Batchelor

Contributor
United Kingdom
Nathan Batchelor has been trading since 2007. Based out of the U.K., Nathan is a renowned technical analyst with a professional trading background. Prior to joining Crypto Briefing, Nathan traded for Drashta Capital a boutique hedge fund. He also worked as a senior market analyst for a number of leading Forex and CFD brokerages. Nathan holds a degree in business and finance.
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Moscow, Russia

Anton Tarasov

Contributor
Moscow, Russia
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.
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London, UK

Chris Williams

Journalist
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.
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Los Angeles, California

Daniel Kim

Marketing Assistant
Los Angeles, California
Daniel is a marketing assistant at Crypto Briefing. Prior to joining the team, he's been involved in non-profit work. He is a beginner in this crypto space and still wonders why crypto and blockchain technologies are such a big deal. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
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Seattle, Washington

Mitchell Moos

Managing Editor
Seattle, Washington
Mitchell is a software enthusiast and entrepreneur. Prior to his current role, he was the Editorial Manager at CryptoSlate. 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.
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Berlin, Germany

Liam Kelly

Editorial Manager
Berlin, Germany
Liam is a writer focused on emerging technologies, digital weirdness, and the decentralized web. He is also skilled at seeking out Internet-based subcultures, communicating between niche communities, and unearthing incoming trends in technology, culture, and politics. Based out of Berlin, Germany, he enjoys playing soccer or visiting his local Kneipe.
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London, UK

Chris Williams

Journalist
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.
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Moscow, Russia

Alexander Mardar

Lead Researcher
Moscow, Russia
Alexander Mardar has been an active crypto investor and miner since 2017. Prior to Crypto Briefing, he worked for a boutique investment firm as an analyst as well as at various startups doing analytical work. He received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Moscow, Russia

Anton Tarasov

Contributor
Moscow, Russia
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.
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Málaga, Spain

Ali Martinez

Journalist
Málaga, Spain
Ali began Forex trading in 2012. In 2014, he came across Bitcoin’s whitepaper and was so fascinated by the idea of a decentralized, borderless, and censorship-resistant currency that he started buying and trading Bitcoin. By 2015, he started traveling to spread the word about this new technology.
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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.
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Bangalore, India

Nivesh Rustgi

Journalist
Bangalore, India
Nivesh has a background in Engineering and Acturial Science. He learned about cryptocurrency in 2016 and has been captivated by the technology since then.
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Bangalore, India

Vishal Chawla

Contributor
Bangalore, India
Vishal Chawla is a journalist who has a deep interest in covering everything decentralized. Prior to his current role at Crypto Briefing, Vishal worked for tech media companies like IDG, ComputerWorld and Analytics India Magazine.
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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.
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Italy

Andrey Shevchenko

Former Editorial Manager
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Skopje, Macedonia

Stefan Stankovic

Contributor
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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New York

Andrew Ancheta

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Florida

Jalen Fargharson

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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.
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New York

Alex Mashinsky

Guest Contributor
New York
Alex Mashinsky is the CEO of Celsius Network, a crypto lending platform that enables depositors to earn interest in stablecoins and take out loans using their crypto holdings as collateral. Alex is a serial entrepreneur who has founded eight companies. Over 35 patents have been issued to Alex, relating to exchanges, VOIP protocols, messaging and communication.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Paul de Havilland is a fan of disruptive technologies. He's an active VC investor in promising startups and has experience covering both traditional and emerging asset classes. He also writes on politics and the development sector. His real passion, though, is violin and opera.