Amy Castor is creating journalism and research on cryptocurrency and blockchain
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Hi, I'm Amy Castor, and I have been writing about high tech in one form or another for about two decades.

In the last several years, I’ve become captivated by cryptocurrencies and blockchain. My stories on the topic have appeared in The Block, Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk and Forbes.

Recently, I've been doing more independent writing and publishing stories up on my blog. I enjoy writing about topics I want to write about and having control over my own work.

There has not been enough critical writing in the cryptosphere. I hope to change that by pulling back the curtain on some of what is happening in the space. In particular, my more recent work focuses on cryptocurrency exchanges—ones that operate with little or no regulatory oversight.

I enjoy doing in-depth research, which is why I wrote my timeline on Tether, the stablecoin associated with the crypto exchange Bitfinex, and my extremely popular timeline on QuadrigaCX, the fallen Canadian crypto exchange. 

I am not a fan of paywalls. Like the Guardian, I believe journalism should be open and accessible to all. All of my finished work is available on my news blog. And all of my sources are well cited, so you can take advantage of the research I’ve already done.

Getting out quality work out takes effort and resources. Like everyone else, I’ve got rent and bills to pay. Your subscription allows me to do my research and write on an ongoing basis.  

The donation levels are set low because if all you can afford is a couple of dollars a month, that's meaningful, and every little bit helps. If you can afford more, that would be fantastic. The more I can be directly funded by readers, the more time I can spend doing the work I love. 




Tiers
Fan
$2 or more per month

$2 a month is enough to say "hi" and show your support. This buys me a cup of coffee once a month, so I can spend the morning working out of a coffee shop, not my cluttered apartment. It's just enough to let me know that you care, and I'm grateful for that. 

Subscriber
$5 or more per month

$5 per month buys me two shots of espresso, basically, enough caffeine to get me fired up and working all afternoon. It also gives me the inspiration of knowing that there are people out there who read my stuff and actually want me to write more. Thank you!

Co-conspirator
$20 or more per month

$20 per month shows you understand the importance of digging deeper, connecting the dots and making sense of what is going on in this space. This really is a big help. 

Supporter
$50 or more per month

$50 is getting in the range of serious supporter. It means you are really behind my work and realize how big of an impact one woman with a laptop can have on the world.  

Sponsor
$100 or more per month

$100 per month is really awesome. I don't expect too many people to donate this much, but if you do, this is super helpful. At this level of support, I can do things like drive to Halifax to sit in on some of the court hearings for QuadrigaCX, the Canadian crypto exchange that recently went belly up after its founder died in India. 

Hi, I'm Amy Castor, and I have been writing about high tech in one form or another for about two decades.

In the last several years, I’ve become captivated by cryptocurrencies and blockchain. My stories on the topic have appeared in The Block, Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk and Forbes.

Recently, I've been doing more independent writing and publishing stories up on my blog. I enjoy writing about topics I want to write about and having control over my own work.

There has not been enough critical writing in the cryptosphere. I hope to change that by pulling back the curtain on some of what is happening in the space. In particular, my more recent work focuses on cryptocurrency exchanges—ones that operate with little or no regulatory oversight.

I enjoy doing in-depth research, which is why I wrote my timeline on Tether, the stablecoin associated with the crypto exchange Bitfinex, and my extremely popular timeline on QuadrigaCX, the fallen Canadian crypto exchange. 

I am not a fan of paywalls. Like the Guardian, I believe journalism should be open and accessible to all. All of my finished work is available on my news blog. And all of my sources are well cited, so you can take advantage of the research I’ve already done.

Getting out quality work out takes effort and resources. Like everyone else, I’ve got rent and bills to pay. Your subscription allows me to do my research and write on an ongoing basis.  

The donation levels are set low because if all you can afford is a couple of dollars a month, that's meaningful, and every little bit helps. If you can afford more, that would be fantastic. The more I can be directly funded by readers, the more time I can spend doing the work I love. 




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Tiers
Fan
$2 or more per month

$2 a month is enough to say "hi" and show your support. This buys me a cup of coffee once a month, so I can spend the morning working out of a coffee shop, not my cluttered apartment. It's just enough to let me know that you care, and I'm grateful for that. 

Subscriber
$5 or more per month

$5 per month buys me two shots of espresso, basically, enough caffeine to get me fired up and working all afternoon. It also gives me the inspiration of knowing that there are people out there who read my stuff and actually want me to write more. Thank you!

Co-conspirator
$20 or more per month

$20 per month shows you understand the importance of digging deeper, connecting the dots and making sense of what is going on in this space. This really is a big help. 

Supporter
$50 or more per month

$50 is getting in the range of serious supporter. It means you are really behind my work and realize how big of an impact one woman with a laptop can have on the world.  

Sponsor
$100 or more per month

$100 per month is really awesome. I don't expect too many people to donate this much, but if you do, this is super helpful. At this level of support, I can do things like drive to Halifax to sit in on some of the court hearings for QuadrigaCX, the Canadian crypto exchange that recently went belly up after its founder died in India.