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Laura Shin

Laura Shin

Laura Shin is an American journalist and author based in San Francisco, California. She was the senior editor covering Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, ICOs, and the blockchain for Forbes

Shin is currently the host of the Unchained and Unconfirmed Podcasts.


Shin attended Stanford University and was an active part of her campus community. As a staff and later senior staff writer for The Stanford Daily, she won "Best Intermission Article Award" in 1997 for a story on graffiti in the Bay Area. She served as the sOff the Farm Editor during her senior year. In addition, Shin was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and participated in the Stanford-in-Oxford program. Her honors thesis focused on Nietzsche and Durkheim on Religion. Shin graduated Stanford in 1997, earning a B.A. in modern thought and literature.

In 2008, Shin completed a mid-career journalism program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she concentrated in science and sustainability. Her thesis was written on efforts to rehabilitate the Gowanus Canal which was later named a Superfund site.


After ten years of being a freelance writer, Shin joined LearnVest Inc. as a Senior Editor and wrote about business and finance news as well as evergreen personal finance content.

She concurrently worked as a Features Editor for CBS Interactive/SmartPlanet and oversaw 25 writers authoring bi-weekly articles about global business.

In 2013, she joined Forbes as a contributor and was promoted to Senior Editor in June 2017. At Forbes, she mainly covers digital assets, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, token sales and blockchain technology. Shin left Forbes in February 2018. Today, Shin hosts the crypto and blockchain podcasts Unchained, which features ideas from different people in the space, and Unconfirmed, which features analysis of the space from experts.

Awards & Accomplishments

She won the 2016 Blockchain Award for Most Insightful Journalist award.


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