Amy Castoris creating journalism and research on cryptocurrency and blockchain
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If you like my writing enough to buy me a double shot of espresso once a month, this is the tier for you. $5 pays for enough caffeine to get me fired up and researching all afternoon. Thank you!
$50 a month takes you into the range of "co-conspirator." You are truly invested in understanding what is going on with things like QuadrigaCX, the Canadian crypto exchange that went under earlier this year.
In the past several years, I’ve become captivated by cryptocurrencies and blockchain. My stories on the topic have appeared in The Block, Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk, Forbes and Modern Consensus.
Recently, I've been doing more independent writing and publishing stories 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 a 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 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 $5 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.