About the Unchained Crypto Team

Meet the Team

Laura Shin

Laura is a crypto journalist, host of the Unchained podcast, and author of “The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze” (PublicAffairs, 2022)...

Formerly a senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time, and her podcasts and videos have had 20 million downloads and views. Shin has spoken about cryptocurrency at places such as TEDx San Francisco, the International Monetary Fund, Singularity University and the Oslo Freedom Forum.

Read more about her at laurashin.com.

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Juan Aranovich – Managing Editor

Juan is an economist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s very passionate about the ethos of crypto and decentralization...

Previously in TradFi and consulting, he now helps run Unchained operations and is a researcher for Sino Global Capital. He holds ETH. Find him on Twitter.

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Ginny Hogan – Social Media Manager

Ginny is an NYC-based writer and stand up comedian.


Ben Munster – Editor

Ben is a Rome-based journalist covering both cryptocurrency and Italian politics. He has written for the New Yorker, the Financial Times and Foreign Policy...

He was previously a staff writer at Decrypt where he continues to author the “Zero Knowledge” column.

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Mark Murdock – Business Development

Mark is part of the Sponsorships team at Unchained. He also runs BD and Research at LI.FI, a bridge and DEX aggregator...

Previous experience includes a stint at Unchained as an editorial assistant, along with miscellaneous jobs at CoinLedger and Konstellation.

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Kollen Post – Reporter

Kollen  is a freelance journalist. Generally in DC, currently in Kyiv, he covers policy, geopolitics and emerging tech. He speaks Russian and is learning Ukrainian.


Matt Pilchard – Unchained AV engineer

Eternally curious and creative media, UI/UX, Analytics web solutions developer who works with process and operations to design, create and support solutions that produce impact and value...

Passionate about decentralized blockchain technologies and the future of DeFi.

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Zack Seward

Zack is an experienced editor, interviewer, and conference organizer. Up until July 2022, he served as the deputy editor-in-chief of CoinDesk, where he’s still a contributing editor-at-large, appearing daily as a commentator on CoinDesk TV...

He currently produces on-stage content for a number of large crypto events.

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Sam Sriram – Reporter

Sam is a crypto journalist based in Sydney. She has a Masters in Finance and Business Analytics, and is interested in blockchain technology adoption across various sectors.


Pam Majumdar – Editor

Pam is a Los Angeles-based crypto and fitness enthusiast.


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