About Me

Screen Shot 2019-04-03 at 10.46.22 AMI 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.) You can reach me via email. I’m also active on Twitter, Reddit and LinkedIn.

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

TalkGold — the ponzi forum where Quadriga’s Patryn and Cotten first met

News: Craig Wright files more libel suits, exchanges respond by delisting BSV, and Arwen launches

Judge extends Quadriga’s creditor protection, and EY squabbles with third-party payment processor

News: 51-foot yacht for sale, Bitfinex enables margin trading with Tether, and Fake Satoshi threatens legal action

Quadriga: Patryn, Cotten, and Midas Gold—a Liberty Reserve exchanger

News: EY goes after Quadriga’s payment processors, more exchange hacks, and the SEC tells us what we already know

EY recommends Quadriga shift to bankruptcy, moves to preserve Robertson’s assets, and wrestles with payment processors

I’m in a podcast—“Why Won’t Amy Castor Just Shut Up About QuadrigaCX!”

News: WB21 rebrands, Patryn is without a doubt Dhanani, and Quadriga creditors now have a committee

CipherBlade CSO and founder Richard Sanders responds

Blockchain analytics firm CipherBlade steps in to launder ShapeShift’s image

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—our 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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