Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology stands to be one of the biggest and most compelling financial stories of 2018. While bitcoin’s wild roller-coaster ride draws headlines, there are more than 1,500 other digital currencies on the market today, with companies such as Kodak, Atari and Long Island Iced Tea getting into the cryptocurrency game. Other major companies, such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems are working on developing practical applications for the blockchain technology that is critical to digital currency. Governments around the world, meanwhile, are scrambling to combat fraud, draft regulations and figure out how to collect taxes on millions of digital accounts.
Join a panel of experts who will discuss the successes, challenges and best practices of leading business journalists in covering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and how to make stories compelling and relevant to readers and investors alike.
Monday, Feb. 26
2 p.m. EST
Instructions: Dial (512) 879-2134. When prompted enter access code 846394#.
Questions: Callers may submit questions to the panelists at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lily Katz, markets reporter, Bloomberg News. Katz is a reporter on the markets team at Bloomberg News in New York, where she has worked for two years. She covers topics including financial technology, insurance, real estate and cryptocurrencies. A Seattle native, Katz received a degree in journalism from the University of Washington in 2015. She has spent the past year diving into bitcoin and blockchain specifically, and has led panels, TV and radio interviews on the budding industry.
Laura Shin, host of crypto-focused podcasts. Shin is an independent journalist covering crypto assets (bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, tokens) and hosts the crypto-focused podcasts “Unchained: Big Ideas From the Worlds of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency” and “Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto.” Formerly a senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University and has a master of arts from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.
Kyle Woodley, senior investing editor, Kiplinger.com. As a writer and columnist, Woodley also specializes in writing about exchange-traded funds. He joined Kiplinger in September 2017 after spending six years at InvestorPlace.com, where he managed the editorial staff. His work has appeared in several outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and MSN Money. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a B.A. in journalism.