About Me

AmyCastor-117I am an independent journalist and freelance writer based in Cambridge, MA. I have been writing about high tech in one form or another for about two decades.

In the last several years, I’ve become captivated by bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. My stories on the topic have appeared in The BlockBitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk and Forbes.

I’m a nocoiner, meaning I don’t hold any crypto assets. A few years ago, I had some bitcoin, but to borrow a line from Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, “Part of my happiness is not to have worries, so I sold it all and just got rid of it.”

I am available for freelance work, and I generally agree to interviews. (I was recently featured in this BBC radio show talking about QuadrigaCX.) The best way to reach me is email. I’m also active on Twitter, Reddit and LinkedIn.

Among the hundreds of stories I’ve written, I’ve picked a few favorites and posted them here. I also have a crypto news blog. Check out my recent posts:

News: Quadriga’s law firm steps down, WB21 bullies another reporter, and Tether admits it’s running a fractional reserve

Quadriga’s representative withdraws from CCAA hearings over potential conflict of interest

News: I’m speaking in Vancouver, Kraken’s obsession with Quadriga, and Patryn may have been trading on BitMEX

On and (literally) off the road to Quadriga—the perilous drive to Halifax

Court grants Quadriga a 45-day stay and approves appointment of a new mouth to feed: a chief restructuring officer

Third EY monitor’s report on Quadriga reveals empty bitcoin cold wallets and a dribbling of new funds

Diving into WB21, the company holding $9 million of Quadriga money

‘Platform error’ blamed for BTC being sent to Quadriga’s dead CEO’s cold wallet

Two law firms appointed to represent QuadrigaCX creditors

News: Quadriga, Quadriga, Quadriga

How the hell did we get here? A timeline of Quadriga events

News: Quadriga has gone bust, Kik is fighting back, and tether rose to fourth place, briefly

Social media startup Kik is kicking back—at the SEC

News: Radio silence from QuadrigaCX, wash trading doesn’t pay, and KYC data turning up on the dark web

News: ETC hacker returns money, Constantinople can wait, and a new twist in the QuadrigaCX saga

The curious case of Tether: a complete timeline of events

News: ETC hit by 51% attack, Tron is a marketing machine, and India’s banks want nothing to do with bitcoin

After impressive claims, image rights platform KodakOne still has a lot to explain


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