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The Global Crypto Podcast is back after a lengthy hiatus, and we kick off this batch of episodes with one of the leading journalists in the industry: Laura Shin.

Laura is known primarily for her get-to-the-point, no holds barred interviewing of the prominent minds that make this industry what it is, but few recognise that she has a history at the likes of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and CBS just to name a few.

Adding to this impressive set of bylines, Laura has just launched her first book on the subject of blockchain, aptly titled the “The Cryptopians”.

The book is a deep dive into the origination of the Ethereum network, how it was founded, who battled to wrest influence, and more. It is a remarkably intriguing page-turner that is stunning crypto enthusiasts the world over.

In this great episode, James asks her about the book writing journey, including how she made the choice of Ethereum as its subject, what kind of routine she adopted, her writing tools, and of course her thoughts on crypto in general.

This fascinating conversation is currently available on YouTube, and will be on our audio platforms very shortly!

James Preston is the Executive Editor of Global Crypto. He is a writer and media commentator who has been reporting on how the Tech industry will make the world a better place for 14 years, with a large following on South African radio. He is an early adopter of Bitcoin, and began reporting on its revolutionary capabilities in late 2014. Philosophical by nature, he is intrigued by how the world works, and in turn, how it can be bettered. James believes wholeheartedly that the world can become as close to perfect as we humans can imagine, but it will take a lot of effort (and time) to get there. He believes his life purpose is to inspire people to believe this, and find their place in helping humanity achieve it. James regularly does talks on emerging technology and its impact on society at Universities, global conferences, and events. To invite him to speak at your event, or comment for your media outlet, email