About Me

I am an independent journalist covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. My stories have appeared in Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk and Forbes.

My favorite topics involve explaining how underlying blockchain technology works. My favorite interviewees have words like “researcher” or “cryptographer” in their titles.

I like to keep an eye on the horizon, looking out for the next wave of secure protocols that will enable blockchain to really take off. Bitcoin and its proof-of-work consensus are wonderful innovations, but we need to be able to do more with crypto assets than just hold on to them.

The people behind the technologies are fascinating to me. What drives them? What thoughts loop in their minds? What pushes them forward despite all odds? People and their passions, their quirks and fancies, are what sit behind any great revolution.

I have been writing about technology for 20 or so years. I do not have a formal degree in journalism. I do have a master’s in psychology that I never used, but left me with a pile of loans that took ages to pay off.

If you happen to be in the Boston area, I also organize the Cambridge Blockchain Meetup, where we showcase some of the best blockchain research in the area.