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Financial Disclosures

The Block is dedicated to transparent journalism and impartial analysis of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology as well as the people and companies who participate in the crypto ecosystem. An important part of our foundational mission is investigative journalism and analysis that critically and fairly assess all of these ecosystem stakeholders and projects.

As a result, it is critical that The Block is fully transparent about our own crypto-related financial holdings so as to avoid any appearance of bias or impropriety. The most valuable asset that we hold and strive to earn again every day is our readers’ trust. Below, you’ll find a list of all of our full-time editorial and research staff and contractors, along with any material positions they hold in digital assets or crypto-related projects. We update this page on a bi-monthly basis.

Our threshold for disclosures is any investments of the USD equivalent of $5,000 and above. We view any figure below that amount to be non-material as an investment, yet critical for our team to utilize and participate in the cryptocurrency ecosystem that we report on, research and analyze.

To limit the potential for researchers and journalists to impact the price of micro-cap digital assets based on changes in holdings, disclosures of sub <$50M fully diluted market cap cryptocurrencies and NFTs are not required to be disclosed (value amount subject to change).

Please note that nothing on this page constitutes, or is meant to constitute, financial advice of any kind and The Block is not responsible for any loss that you suffer as a result of any financial transaction, regardless of whether or not you enter such transaction based in any way upon anything you learn from this page. If you require advice in relation to any financial matter, you should consult an appropriate professional.  

As of Friday, September 15th, 2023:


Name Owns Crypto? BTC ETH Do you own NFTs over $2K? Other
Adam James Yes No Yes Yes ACS
Colin Wilhelm No No No No  
Davis Quinton Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, ATOM
Frank Chaparro Yes Yes Yes No ACS
James Hunt Yes Yes Yes No ACS
MK Manoylov No No No No  
Nathan Crooks Yes Yes No No ACS
RT Watson Yes No No No ACS
Ryan Weeks No No No No  
Sarah Wynn No No No No  
Tim Copeland Yes  Yes Yes No ACS
Timmy Shen No No No No  
Vishal Chawla Yes No Yes No ACS
Yogita Khatri Yes No No No ACS


Name Owns Crypto? BTC ETH Own NFTs? Other
Abraham Eid Yes Yes Yes No LINK
Afif Bandak Yes Yes Yes No SNX, LINK, LYRA, ACS
Arnold Toh Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, OP
Atharv Deshpande Yes Yes Yes No ACS, ARB, SOL
Brad Kay Yes Yes Yes No LDO, MKR, SOL
Brandon Kae Yes No Yes Yes  
Carlos Guzman Yes Yes Yes No ACS
Dipankar Dutta Yes Yes Yes No MATIC, RUNE, ARB, ACS
Eden Au Yes No Yes Yes ACS, ATOM, LOOKS, PRIME
Edvin Memet Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, LDO, SAND, SOL, FTM, OP, AR
Edvinas Rupkus Yes No Yes No ACS
Florence Kuria Yes No No No ACS
George Calle Yes Yes Yes No ACS, ARB
Gregory Lim Yes Yes Yes No OP, ACS
Jae Oh Song Yes  Yes Yes No ACS, ASTR, SOL
Jaiden Percheson Yes No Yes Yes  
John Dantoni Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, AVAX, SOL
Kevin Peng Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, BANANA, RLB, SOL, UNIBOT
Lars Hoffmann Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, XRP, TRX
Marcel Bluhm Yes Yes Yes No ACS, ARB, CRV, DYDX, IMX, RPL, SOL
Mohamed Ayadi Yes Yes Yes No ACS
Rebecca Stevens Yes Yes Yes No ACS
Shamel Tejani Yes Yes Yes No  
Simon Cousaert Yes No Yes No ACS
Steven Zheng Yes Yes Yes Yes ACS, SOL, LDO, RLB
Wendy Hirata Yes No No No ACS