About Us

Our Team

 

Blake Buford
Founder

Blake is a veteran journalist who produced, wrote and edited live television newscasts at NBC News in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned an Emmy Award nomination for breaking news coverage and received his B.A. in English from UC Santa Barbara.

 

Laurene Williams
Founder

Laurene is a writer/editor with articles published on Yahoo!, The Wrap and Reuters. She worked in communications at Showtime and as a researcher at investment banks in New York and San Francisco. She earned her B.A. in History from Yale.

 

Julian Aichholz
Technical Advisor

Julian is a software developer with a background in sound engineering. He earned his Diplom at the Filmakademie of Baden-Württemberg after a brief time studying computer science at the University of Stuttgart. He is an avid Rustacean.

Kai Aichholz
Technical Advisor

Kai is a software developer and coder. He earned his B.S. in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT. He has worked as a developer at Applied Minds, Ford, Zipwire, Goldman Sachs and Amazon.

Writers & Editors

Henry Kanapi

Henry is a writer and editor with articles featured on Barron’s and Entrepreneur. He received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. He has seven years of technical analysis experience after receiving tutelage from equities traders who worked for Macquarie Group and other financial institutions.

Conor Devitt

Conor is a freelance journalist based in Palm Springs, CA. Previously, he spent three years reporting on offshore finance, politics, and natural disasters for the BVI Beacon, a weekly newspaper in the British Virgin Islands. He’s also currently a teaching assistant and MFA candidate in Screenwriting at the University of California, Riverside.

 

Alex Richardson

Alex has worked in multiple financial services industries in Central Europe. When he’s not writing or chasing the next best crypto projects, he’s visiting castles in the Czech Republic.

Rhodilee Jean Dolor 

Rhodilee Jean Dolor is a freelance writer covering the latest stories about blockchain and crypto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently working on her thesis on central bank digital currency (CBDC) and human rights for her Juris Doctor studies. She bakes cakes and binges on Kdrama in her spare time.

 

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