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The Crypto Briefing Executive Team

Han Kao, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Han Kao grew up in New York City and graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. 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 and advisor in various blockchain-based companies and is currently based in Singapore.

Jon Rice, Publisher & Managing Editor

Jon has worked in marketing and publishing for over 25 years. As Creative Director he oversaw accounts including Guinness, Rolls-Royce and Pizza Hut. He won the UK B2B Ad of the Year award; was the youngest-ever recipient of an O-1 business visa at the age of 28; and likes to run around Death Valley dressed as Darth Vader.

Daniel Hockenberry, Lead Analyst

Originally from the US, Daniel has spent the last six years working in Asia at the cross-section of journalism, development, tech and business. After completing his master’s degree in Beijing, he spent time as a research fellow in Indonesia, editor in Laos and market analyst in Myanmar. He is fluent in Indonesian and Mandarin.

Jay Putera, Dir. Business Development

Jay Putera Director of Business Development at Crypto Briefing

Jay Putera is a New Yorker whose experience in the hotel, leisure and tech marketing industries – usually in extremely competitive marketplaces – has given him a keen understanding of the importance of differentiating one offer among hundreds. He is also an early stage investor in numerous blockchain based companies.

Our Journalists & Contributors

Our network of full-time journalists and freelance contributors extends across five continents. Each one of us prides ourselves on producing relevant, quality work that reflects our commitment to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, free from external influence.

Adam Selene

Adam Selene is a cryptocurrency and blockchain advocate whose…

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Andre Cronje

Andre is a software architect with 20 years of development…

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Brian Penny

Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager…

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Cindy Huynh

Cindy Huynh is an Australian writer, digital marketer, and…

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Erich Hixson

Erich is a Colorado-based crypto journalist with a particular…

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Heidi Hecht

Heidi Hecht is a cryptocurrency and Blockchain enthusiast,…

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Mason Marcobello

Mason is a Sydney based bilingual (Chinese and English) writer,…

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Moon Nguyen

Moon Nguyen looked to the stars as a child and dreamed of going…

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Paddy Baker

Paddy Baker is a London-based journalist whose interests in…

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Rahul Nambiampurath

Rahul Nambiampurath is an India-based Digital Marketer who was…

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Guest Editors

Andrew "Flip" Filipowski

Andrew "Flip" Filipowski serves as Co-founder and Co-CEO of…

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David Shepherd

David first entered the crypto ecosystem in 2013 and has been…

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Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang brings a unique combination of marketing, financial…

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Mario Costanz

Mario “The Problem Solver” Costanz is a lifelong entrepreneur and…

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Past Contributors

Alan Daniel

Alan is a crypto analyst, writer, researcher, startup and…

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Andrew O'Shea

By day Andrew O'Shea is a clinical researcher specializing in…

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Kieran Smith

Some say he is a degenerate gambling addict, and that if you gaze…

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Mike Colagrossi

Mike runs his own marketing agency, Colagrossi Media, and…

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Nikhil Moorthy

Nikhil is a freelance writer with a passion for fitness and…

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P.H. Madore

P. H. Madore has covered cryptocurrency matters for some years.…

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Petar Prodanov

Petar spends most of his time thinking about things he deems…

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Pete Heinicke

Pete Heinicke is an experienced person who has done things for…

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Sam Town

Samuel is a freelance journalist, digital nomad, and crypto…

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Shiraz Jagati

Shiraz is a cryptocurrency journalist and analyst living in…

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