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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 Thursday, February 15th, 2024:

Editorial:

Name Owns Crypto? BTC ETH Own NFTs? Owns Equities? Other
Adam James Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS
Anna Baydakova Yes Yes No Yes    
Brian McGleenon No No No No    
Davis Quinton Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS
James Hunt Yes Yes Yes No No  
Lawrence Lewitinn No No No No    
MK Manoylov No No No No    
Nathan Crooks Yes Yes No No No ACS
RT Watson Yes No No No   ACS
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 No ACS

Research:

Name Owns Crypto? BTC ETH Own NFTs? Own Equities? Other
Abraham Eid Yes Yes Yes No   LINK, OP, LDO
Afif Bandak Yes Yes Yes No   SNX, LINK, LYRA, ACS, TIA, RAY, ORCA, NEON, SLND, MNDE, BONK
Arnold Toh Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS, PDT, TIA, OWL, KYVE, LYRA, OLAS
Atharv Deshpande Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS, SOL, TIA, JTO, ARB, SEED, MAGIC, BLUR, DYM, RBN, NOS
Brandon Kae Yes No Yes Yes COIN TAO
Carlos Guzman Yes Yes Yes No   ACS
Eden Au Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS, ARB, LDO, PDT, PRIME, PRISMA, SEED, TIA
Edvin Memet Yes Yes Yes No COIN, ETHE, GBTC ACS, DOGE, SOL, LDO, NEAR, AVAX, MATIC, PEPE, BLUR, CELO, UNI, CHZ, ONE, GMX, XML, SEI, DOT, LIT, EGLD, GNS, ARKM, STORJ, ARB, MANTA. FTM, WIF
Edvinas Rupkus Yes No Yes No COIN ACS, SOL, TIA, WIF
Florence Kuria Yes No No No   ACS, LINK
George Calle Yes Yes Yes No   ACS, ARB, SOL, TIA, JTO
Ian Devendorf Yes Yes No No    
Jae Oh Song Yes  No Yes Yes   ACS, ASTR, SEED, TAO, TIA, OWL, DYM
Jaiden Percheson Yes No Yes Yes    
John Dantoni Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS, AVAX, SOL, TIA
Kevin Peng Yes Yes Yes Yes COIN ACS, CTSI, NEON, PRIME, SEED, SEI, SOL, SUI, THL
Lars Hoffmann Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS, TRX, TIA
Marcel Bluhm Yes Yes Yes Yes   ACS, ARB, DYDX, DYM, IMX, 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. SOL, LDO, TIA
Steven Zheng Yes Yes No Yes COIN ACS, SOL, LDO, LYRA, OP
Wendy Hirata Yes No No No   ACS
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