Chris Williams

Chris Williams
London, UK

Chris Williams

Former 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.
  • 2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Moments of the Year

    2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Moments of the Year

    From crypto war relief to multi-million dollar hacks and industry-shaking blowups, 2022 was another eventful year for the digital assets space.  The Crypto Moments of the Year  If you asked the average person on the street to sum up 2022 in crypto, there’s a good chance they’d tell you this was the year the technology

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  • 2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Memes of the Year

    2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Memes of the Year

    It turns out that crypto bear markets provide fertile ground for memes to flourish. The Crypto Memes of the Year 2022 has been a brutal year. It started on a downward trend as markets corrected from their astronomical 2021 highs. That was no big deal; it was to be expected that such a surge as

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  • 2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Villains of the Year

    2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Villains of the Year

    SBF, Kwon, 3AC, and more: 2022 was a packed year for crypto villains.  The Crypto Villains of the Year  The Crypto Briefing editorial team puts a lot of thought into our end-of-year lists. There are often disagreements on who should feature and we end up spending a lot of time going back and forth on

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  • 2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Heroes of the Year

    2022 in Review: the Top 10 Crypto Heroes of the Year

    While villains dominated crypto throughout this year, the industry benefited from the efforts of a few heroes.  The Crypto Heroes of 2022  Where do we start? After a year like the one we just had, it feels weird to put together a piece highlighting crypto’s biggest heroes. By all accounts, 2022 was the year that

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  • 2022 in Review: the Top Five NFT Drops of the Year

    2022 in Review: the Top Five NFT Drops of the Year

    Several NFT collections stood out from the pack against adverse conditions as the market returned to earth this year.  The Best NFT Drops of 2022  At this point, few people need reminding that NFTs had a pretty big 2021. Still, it would be impossible to talk about the state of the nascent space in 2022

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  • SBF’s Parents Joined FTX 1M Bahamas Property Splurge: Reuters

    SBF’s Parents Joined FTX $121M Bahamas Property Splurge: Reuters

    The source of the funds FTX and its team members used to buy the properties is unclear.  FTX Settles in The Bahamas  FTX and some of the key figures within Sam Bankman-Fried’s orbit spent $121 million on real estate in The Bahamas from 2021 through 2022, according to property records seen by Reuters.  A Tuesday

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  • How Edward Snowden Became a Crypto Star 

    How Edward Snowden Became a Crypto Star 

    Edward Snowden has been active on Crypto Twitter over the past few months, possibly indicating a deep involvement in the space. Edward Snowden and Crypto  When Edward Snowden leaked classified documents from the National Security Agency in 2013, he attracted media attention worldwide. Then a computer intelligence consultant employed by the U.S. government, Snowden gained

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  • Binance Mulls FTX White Knight Role—What Comes Next?

    Binance Mulls FTX White Knight Role—What Comes Next?

    “This incident will set us back a bit, but then the industry will become healthier,” Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said in a CNBC interview today.  Binance Weighs Rescue Plan After lighting the fuse for a bank run that sent FTX into meltdown last week, “CZ” seems to have his sights set on playing white

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