Laura Shin

Laura Shin

Formal First Name

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.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Laura started her career in journalism as a part-time proofreader for Newsweek, before assuming the role of assistant producer.

  • She later freelanced, writing articles for major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune.

  • She was a Newsreader on Tech Desk at The Wall Street Journal Online, where she did roundups of tech stocks and a daily venture capital column.

  • She was a Producer at The New York Times on the Web, where she conceived "Apartment Envy," a popular weekly column on New York apartments.

  • She was a Senior Editor for LearnVest, where she supervised all business and eco and eco and eco and eco and eco and eco and eco and economy news and evergreen personal finance content on the site.

  • 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.