Laura Shin is a leading crypto journalist, author, and podcast host that covers Bitcoin, Ethereum, DeFi, DAOs, stablecoins, and other related subjects, with her videos amassing over 30 million downloads and views. Laura is the Producer and host of the popular blockchain and crypto podcast, Unchained, where she interviews the leaders and top minds within the crypto world. A leading independent crypto and blockchain writer since 2015, Laura is best known for covering the crypto and blockchain space and her ability to distill complicated crypto concepts into an unbiased, accessible narrative. She is a former Senior Editor at Forbes, where she was the first mainstream reporter to cover crypto assets full-time. In addition, Laura is the author of The Cryptonians, where she and her sources found evidence that appears to resolve the biggest whodunnit in crypto: who was behind the 2016 DAO hack on Ethereum. She is a sought-after guest speaker for leading technological and cultural podcasts, events, and conferences around the world.
2013 - 2018
2000 - 2001
Laura started her career in journalism as a part-time proofreader for Newsweek, before assuming the role of assistant producer.
She was a Features Editor for CBS Interactive's SmartPlanet, where she oversaw all the site's reported features by 25 contributors and doubled page reviews.
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In 2018, she gave a TEDx San Francisco talk on how crypto could enable more people to become their own bosses.
She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision multiple times.