Star Business Insider journalist Frank Chaparro joins The Block

Frank Chaparro, a finance reporter at Business Insider, will be joining The Block as senior correspondent, beginning on September 24. He will continue to cover the intersection of digital assets and Wall Street as he did at Business Insider. He will focus more deeply on cryptocurrency, including the protocols, people and products that are defining the ecosystem.

Chaparro will be tasked with developing multimedia products, the first of which will be a daily podcast with The Block's founder and CEO Mike Dudas and a rotating group of special guests. It will be a friendly, fun and accessible listen that introduces the day's news and focuses on critical topics and themes. In the future, Chaparro will also develop video products for broad consumption.

Chaparro has developed a strong reputation for breaking huge scoops within the crypto and blockchain ecosystem. He will continue these efforts at The Block while also developing the company's overall editorial focus with Editor in Chief and Co-Founder Mark Rogowsky.

 

About Author

Mike Dudas is one of the founders of The Block and was the CEO until April 2020 and a board member until April 2021. Prior to starting The Block, Mike was co-founder and CRO of Button, the leading global, mobile performance marketing platform. Mike is a builder of mobile commerce businesses, having worked at Google, Braintree/Venmo and PayPal. Early in his career, Mike worked in corporate M&A and strategy for Disney. Mike earned a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.