Digital Frontier appoints Rummer EIC

Digital Frontier has named Andrew Rummer editor-in-chief. Digital Frontier is a London-based media and events company that produces deeply reported stories on the future of business, finance and culture. Rummer joins from The Block, where he recently served as executive editor. Before that, he held the post of managing editor. He worked at Bloomberg for […]

McCarthy joins DL News as markets correspondent

DL News in London has tapped Adam Morgan McCarthy to serve as a markets correspondent. In his new role, he will cover the intersection of traditional finance and cryptocurrency. Recently, he covered general cryptocurrency news and markets for The Block. From January 2022 to April 2022, McCarthy was a crypto markets fellow at Insider. He […]

Crypto news site The Block lays off staff

The Block, a crypto media company that got caught up in a funding scandal related to disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, has laid off roughly one-third of its staff, reports Sara Fischer of Axios. Fischer reports, “The company announced Friday in a note to staff that it has appointed its longtime head of research, Larry Cermak, to the […]

The Block hires Crooks to be East Coast managing editor

Cryptocurrency news site The Block has hired Nathan Crooks to be its East Coast managing editor. Crooks previously was with Bloomberg News as a breaking news editor based out of Miami. He also spent five years as its Caracas bureau chief and two years as an energy reporter in Venezuela. Before Bloomberg, he was energy editor for […]

The Block hires Robertson to helm crypto newsletter

Benjamin Robertson has joined The Block as a senior newsletter writer for crypto policy and regulation. Recently, Robertson was a European asset management and private equity reporter at Bloomberg. Robertson joined Bloomberg in 2016 as a first world equities editor, and later served as a China finance reporter, where he reported on the Hong Kong […]

The Block hires Investopedia’s Siew to be executive editor

Walden Siew, the editorial director at Investopedia, has been hired by crypto news site The Block as executive editor. He will be leading editorial strategy and managing news content and will be based in New York. Before Investopedia, Siew previously was editor in chief of Arizent’s Employee Benefits Group, overseeing the Employee Benefit News and Employee […]

The Block hires Preiss as Europe policy reporter

Cryptocurrency news site The Block has hired Inbar Preiss to cover policy in Europe. She had been a reporter for The Parliament Magazine in Brussels reporting on European Union affairs. She was also deputy editor of Are We Europe Foundation. Preiss previously worked as an editor and community manager for Crypto Insider. She holds a bachelor’s […]

The Block appoints Wilhelm policy and regulatory editor

Colin Wilhelm has joined The Block as a policy and regulatory editor. Previously, Wilhelm covered tax policy on Capitol Hill for Bloomberg. He was an economic policy reporter at The Washington Examiner and a congressional/fintech/tax reporter at Politico. He also reported for American Banker. Wilhelm has a B.A. from the University of the South and […]

McMahon joins The Block as crypto deals reporter

Kari McMahon has joined The Block as a crypto deals reporter to cover startup fundraising, venture capital, FinTech and M&A. Recently, McMahon was a crypto reporter at Insider. McMahon joined Insider as an investing fellow. She then rose in ranks to junior investing reporter and then to investing reporter. Previously, she worked at J.P. Morgan. […]

The Block hires Murray as senior reporter

Stephanie Murray has joined The Block as a senior reporter, covering digital assets on the policy desk. She is based in Washington. Previously, she was at Politico, where she worked as an editorial intern, Politico Massachusetts Playbook author and Politico Morning Score author. She formerly covered state politics and policy for State House News Service […]