Crypto Insider and Our Team

The future of Crypto media

With open arms, we welcome you to the future of Crypto and Blockchain News and Media.

In order to ensure our success, we have gathered only the best journalists, writers, bloggers, and influencers in the crypto space. Our CEO and Founder JF Hotte has spent years working behind the scenes as an investor and owner of multiple crypto businesses, and now he has grand plans for Crypto Insider. In this quest for qualitative supremacy, the ambitious assembly of Insiders are more than willing to deliver high-quality content.

The Crypto-space is in need of an unbiased news source, and we are going to be that source!
– JF Hotte

The Need Today

Today, there’s an abundance of fake news being spread at an unprecedentedly fast rate, and as so it has become more important than ever to check the source and validity of the media we consume. When consuming media related to the crypto and blockchain space, the community should be even more cautious than they are with their normal consumption because of the potential effect it can have in their investment portfolio… and their financial future.

A fine example exists in how just a couple of weeks prior to our launch, mainstream media reported that Goldman Sachs would scrap their plans for a Bitcoin trading desk, only to have the claim dismissed a couple of days later.

Crypto websites don’t tend to be much better either, as the race for clicks and sensationalism usually warrants reckless negligence in regards to ethics. Where all should be more supportive and objective in regards to the ecosystem, an unfortunate truth is that we often see textbook cases of FUD in the shape of either misleading articles and headlines or paid advertisements that aren’t clearly advertised as such.

After years of frustrations, the team behind Crypto Insider has decided that enough is enough.

We’ve set out to develop a platform for journalists truly interested in upholding the sense of journalistic integrity that once drew us towards the industry. We’re here to take the stage and provide in-depth, thoughtful pieces about the most important aspects of the industry today.

Our Professional Team

Our team is made up of professionals across many industries and specializations. From NASA engineers to published authors, we cover the most intellectual ground as possible while also providing excellent crypto knowledge.

Jean-François Hotte

Jean-François Hotte

Director of Operations

Jean-François Hotte is a serial Blockchain entrepreneur with extensive experience in the cryptocurrency business and news industry. He managed a myriad of blogs, a web marketing agency and other startups for the last 10 years. Having been an early enthusiast of decentralization through mining and staking over the last 6 years. He believes teamwork is everything.

Blakely Neil Jones

Blakely Neal Jones

Director of Marketing

Blakely Neal Jones is a traditionally educated business person with years of management experience across multiple industries. With a significant interest in the relationships between cryptocurrencies and general business Blakely is exuberant to push the cryptocurrency industry forward with improved news and information.

Kyle Torpey editor Crypto Insider

Kyle Torpey

Editor

Kyle Torpey is a writer who has been following Bitcoin since 2011. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, and many other financial and tech media outlets. Kyle is mostly interested in the use of Bitcoin for transactions that would be censored by the traditional financial system (think darknet markets and ransomware) in addition to the use of bitcoin as an unseizable, digital store of value. Find all of Kyle’s work at kyletorpey.com.

Michael Kern with Crypto Insider

Michael Kern

Editor

I am living in Mexico, new tech enthusiast, decentralization fan, cryptocurrency enthusiast, geopolitical junkie, digi-explorer, and music lover. I believe that we are on the cusp of a new frontier in how we will view the government, money, and energy.

Christopher Booth

Content Manager

Christopher Booth is a Silicon Valley acquired Co-Founder, writer, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Through his extensive years in the business and understanding of the crypto-landscape, Christopher offers a unique perspective tempered by experience and passion.

BJ Pirus

BJ Pirus

Writer

BJ is a full-time writer, editor, and trader in the cryptocurrency space. He has written many professional articles for numerous ICOs, news sites, and other interested parties in the crypto space. He is also a trader, staying up to date with the crypto markets constantly, and dabbling in traditional financial market trading occasionally.

Vlad Costea

Vlad Costea

Writer

Vlad is a political science graduate who got tired and disillusioned with the old highly-hierarchical and centralized world and decided to give this anarchistic blockchain invention a little try. He found out about Bitcoin in 2014, had to do a presentation about it at Sciences Po Paris in 2015, but was too foolish to buy any. Now that he’ll never be a crypto millionaire and hasn’t acquired his golden ticket to lifelong financial independence, he’ll just write op-eds on various topics instead.

Brett Burton

Brett Burton

Social Media Manager

Brett Burton is a growth and marketing consultant who has worked with both Fortune 500 companies as well as one-man startups. He is passionate about helping people and businesses grow through strategic partnerships, system-oriented strategy, and good ‘ol fashioned hard work. After a few of his friends made it big with crypto investing, Brett became interested in the evolution of Blockchain and cryptocurrency and how it will affect both society and business. Brett graduated from The Isenberg School of Management with a BBA in Finance and Operations.

Amrit Mirchandani

Amrit Mirchandani

Writer

Amrit Mirchandani is a hustler who believes there is a solution to every problem. He was born and raised in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka and has run businesses ranging from agriculture to digital marketing all over the world. He’s had crazy experiences in busy Asian towns like Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur, but also in African nations such as Madagascar. Being an entrepreneur who experiences various scenarios along with using his economics background freelancing on Blockchain and crypto projects, Amrit believes that Blockchain and Cryptocurrency have the ability to solve real-world problems.

Michael Kapilkov

Michael Kapilkov

Writer

Michael Kapilkov has been involved in the blockchain space since 2015 and has founded several blockchain startups.  Prior to that he has worked in finance and consulting. Currently, he serves as a managing director at mmviii [2008] Digital Assets Management Group. Michael Kapilkov has served as an advisor to several ICO startups, including Pundi X, CREDITS, CRYPTYK, AlchemyCoin and Job.com.  He gets frequently invited to speak at Crypto conferences and events. He has attended Columbia University and holds MBA from IE Business School.

Usman Javed

Usman Javed

Writer

Usman Javed has consulted with a number of blockchain startups – all the way from Toronto to Hong Kong. He is an ICO investor, a cryptocurrency trader and frequently writes and speaks on the crypto landscape. He graduated from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

Saibu Baba with cryptoinsider

Saibu Baba

Writer

Saibu Baba is a theoretical accountant, a digital nomad, and a tech writer helping brands tell their stories through content. He is a Fintech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency writer who has worked on ICO whitepapers for many blockchain startups, worked with crypto news platforms, and helped bootstrap many blockchain startups into fruition through content.

Mohammad Edaibat

Mohammad A. Edaibat

Writer

Mohammad A. Edaibat is a professional and passionate Astronautical and Space Systems Engineer, he is involved in advancing future spacecraft that will go deeper into space than ever before. In addition, he is a part-time graduate researcher at the Johns Hopkins University conducting research on a potential future interstellar spacecraft. Mohammad has founded a company that is involved in enhancing cybersecurity by the use of Blockchain technology.

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