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Decrypt Media

Decrypt Media

[1]Decrypt Media (founded in 2018) is an independent media brand delivering essential journalism, education and analysis for the adoption of blockchain.

We are a newsroom of professional journalists operating in a decentralized culture with the desire to bring transparency and accountability to the space.

We also want to provide a platform for "good actors" who are pioneering best business practices and seek positive social impact.

Though we are funded by the Brooklyn, NY-based incubator ConsenSys, we are both editorially independent and technologically agnostic - we exist to make complex technology intelligible to all.

Decrypt was founded in 2018 with a simple mission: to demystify the decentralized web.



[2] We are a site dedicated to helping people understand this brave new world: Whether it's trust-less networks, privacy coins or oracles, we strive to produce original coverage of the biggest stories, insightful profiles on the industry’s movers and shakers as well as engaging educational content to connect the dots.

Decrypt is funded by ConsenSys, a NY-based incubator, but we are both editorially independent and technologically agnostic.

Our aim is to highlight to our readers what really matters, whilst providing a toolkit to understand the fundamentals.

We are a map for the doers of Web3, to help navigate the space and uncover the expertise and resources they need to shape the industry for themselves.

1. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

The technology underpinning Web3 and the decentralized internet gets harder to understand every day.

Our mission, first and foremost, is to fight against making things needlessly complicated.

We want to make this world easy to understand.

2. Focus on storytelling.

We only tell stories that are important to our readers.

Those stories need to engage our readers, have a compelling narrative, increase their understanding of the decentralized web and above all, help them make better decisions.

3. Tell the truth.

As we follow the story of what’s driving the evolution of the decentralized web, we intend to be skeptical and clear eyed.

We know full well that even the best-intentioned technologies can be misused.

We want to celebrate the things that are working, while sounding the alarm about scams, frauds and bad technology.

4. Use Web3 to cover Web3.

We practice what we preach and intend to use Web3 technologies as part of our daily work.

Whether that’s using dapps, building decentralized functionality into our site, or using new networks to help tell our stories, to best cover this technology we believe it needs to be a part of our DNA.

[13] Want to be part of a global community of 4 million readers at the forefront in technology and finance?

Step this way.

Decrypt helps people understand how and why decentralized technology is changing the world.

About Decrypt

  • Decrypt is a media company covering crypto and the decentralized web.

  • We serve over 4 million readers a month.

  • We are the fastest growing site covering the blockchain space.

  • In 2020, we grew our audience by x20.

  • We focus on telling impactful stories in clear, concise ways.

  • Other content is needlessly technical and complicated.

  • Our audience is heavily US-based, well educated, aged between 25-45, with a deep interest in technology and finance.

  • We believe in contextual brand placements which are effective, non-intrusive and add to the reader experience

Our mission:

Decrypt was founded with a simple mission: to demystify the decentralized web.

We are a brand dedicated to helping people understand this brave new world by delivering essential journalism underpinned by four values.

  • Simplify, simplify, simplify.

  • Focus on storytelling.

  • Tell the truth.

  • Use Web3 to cover Web3.

Audience & Impact

Our readers are already trading digital assets, building web 3 products, they're putting ETFs on blockchain and going bankless.

Our audience gets to the future first.

They are a global audience, well educated, aged between 25-45, with a strong interest in technology and finance.

  • Scale: Millions of unique visitors per month.

  • Device: Mobile - 80%

  • Geo: USA - 53%

  • Age: 25-44 - 66%

  • Interests: Technology and internet, career development, investing, banking and finance, media and geopolitics.

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  • Social Media Manager: Laura Angel. Laura is the Social Media Manager at Decrypt. She has previously worked with blockchain and AI tech companies in Italy, Chile, Canada, and Mexico. Disclosure: She owns less than 2 BTC and less than 10 ETH.

  • Ethereal Summit Lead: John Belding. John is on the business side of Decrypt, overseeing the Ethereal Summit. He previously worked as an account manager at Hearst, Webgility, and Rapid Displays.

  • Writer & Evening Editor: Jeff Benson. Jeff Benson is a writer and evening editor for Decrypt. He has bylines in Digital Privacy News, Sunset, and Via magazine. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 5 ETH.

  • Co-founder & CTO: Ryan Bubinski. Ryan is an entrepreneur, educator and software developer. He is a founding member of Decrypt.co, and a Co-founder of Codecademy.

  • Writer: Scott Chipolina. Scott is an investigative journalist with a background in financial regulation. He previously worked for the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and holds a Masters’ degree from City University, London, in Investigative Journalism. His areas of interest include financial crime, social media misinformation and the regulation of cryptocurrencies. He can also speak Spanish. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC.

  • Writer: Will Gottsegen. Will is a New York-based writer covering culture and tech. His stories have appeared in Pitchfork, Spin and Billboard, among other publications. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

  • UK Managing Editor: Stephen Graves. Stephen is UK Managing Editor of Decrypt. Previously he has contributed to titles including Stylus, Stuff, and LS:N Global. Disclosure: He owns 1 BTC and a significant amount of SCRT, and has recused himself from writing or editing stories about SCRT.

  • Writer: Adriana Hamacher. Adriana is a BBC-trained journalist, presenter and producer as well as an award-winning writer and editor who specializes in blockchain, robotics, IoT and other emerging technologies. Disclosure: She owns less than 1 BTC and less than 5 ETH.

  • Senior Software Engineer: Luke Hamilton. Luke is a Software Engineer based in the US. He has worked for various startups over the last decade.

  • Co-founder, Product Engineer & Growth Lead: Ilan Hazan. Ilan is a Product Engineer and co-founder of Decrypt, based in Paris. He previously co-founded LitePaper.

  • Co-founder & Commercial Lead: Matt Hussey. Matt is a co-founder of Decrypt. He was formerly Editor in Chief of The Next Web. He currently heads Decrypt's creative studio.

  • US Managing Editor: Guillermo Jimenez. Guillermo is US Managing Editor of Decrypt. He's based in Austin, Texas, and has previously worked as a writer, editor, and podcast producer for various publications. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

  • UK News Editor: Liam J. Kelly. Liam is UK News Editor at Decrypt. He is a Berlin-based journalist who's been covering the cryptocurrency space since 2016. Bylines include Wired UK, Exberliner, BreakerMag, and more. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 1 ETH, and more than $1,000 of POLS, WBTC, DPI, FLI, AAVE, and UFT.

  • Writer & Translator: Jose Antonio Lanz. Jose is a journalist, lawyer, professor, and strategic planning specialist whose work has appeared in various cryptocurrency and blockchain publications. He is a native of Venezuela, and writes and translates for Decrypt US and for Decrypt Español. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC.

  • Co-founder & CEO: Josh Quittner. Josh is the CEO of Decrypt. He co-founded the site in 2018. He's been an editor and writer at Flipboard, Business 2.0, Fortune, TIME, Newsday, and the Albuquerque Journal, among others. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 3 ETH.

  • Publisher & CRO: Alanna Roazzi-Laforet. Alanna is Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Decrypt. She's formerly the Head of Digital Sales at Condé Nast and one of the founders of AdToken.

  • Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Roberts. Dan is the Editor-in-Chief of Decrypt. He has covered cryptocurrency since 2011. He spent five years at Fortune and five years at Yahoo Finance, and has written for a wide range of other publications including Sports Illustrated, TIME, Vice, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and Deadspin. He is the co-author of the 2013 book "Zoom: How to Supercharge Your Career." Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 1 ETH.

  • Executive Editor: Jeff John Roberts. Jeff is Decrypt's Executive Editor. A former lawyer and staff writer for Fortune, Jeff has reported on crypto since 2013. He is the author of the 2019 book about Coinbase, "Kings of Crypto: One Startup's Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street." Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 5 ETH.

  • Product Manager: Liora Shlomi. Liora is a Product Manager at Decrypt. Before that, She took part in shaping innovative products in the Tel Aviv startup scene and has led several user growth roles.

  • Podcast Host: Matthew Aaron Diemer. Matthew is the host of the Decrypt Daily podcast, one of the only daily news podcasts in the crypto space. He's interviewed a wide range of interesting guests — you could be next. Disclosure: He owns significant amounts of BTC, ETH, LTC, BNB, ZIL, RUNE, XYO, OAX, CVC, NAV, AERGO, UPT, BEAM, BOLT, PTOY, VRM, ADB, SUMO, RSR, STA, VRC, and VTC.

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