Frank Chaparro

Frank Chaparro covers the intersection of financial markets and cryptocurrency as Director of News. Since joining the publication in 2018 as its first reporter, he has played a key role in building The Block into a leader in financial journalism and research. He leads special projects, including The Block's flagship podcast, The Scoop. Prior to The Block, he held roles at Business Insider, NPR, and Nasdaq. For inquiries or tips, email [email protected]

Sygnum bank exec explains how Swiss wealth channels are opening up to crypto

  Sygnum is one of the few cryptocurrency banks operating in Europe.   On this episode of The Scoop, Mathias Imbach Co-Founder and Group CEO of Sygnum joined host Frank Chaparro to discuss the country’s crypto ecosystem and how large wealth channels are opening up to bitcoin and other digital assets. “Nowadays, the conversation goes […]
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Oct 13, 2021, 10:00AM UTC

Portfolio Director of $5 billion fund Pantera Capital believes DeFi market is undervalued

  “We are heavily moving into DeFi.”  Pantera Capital, the longest operating US-based bitcoin investment firm, now manages $5 billion worth of assets. But when it comes to decentralized finance, Pantera’s Franklin Bi still sees the space as undervalued. “As long as we’re still looking at the fundamentals and drawing out what the multiples are […]
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Oct 6, 2021, 10:00AM UTC

Okcoin is launching SATs mode as part of wider retail push

  Okcoin, which was founded in 2013, is doing something different in a crowded field of crypto exchanges: it’s going to allow clients to denominate trades in bitcoin in units of satoshi, rather than BTC.  On this episode of The Scoop, Okcoin CEO Hong Fang joined host Frank Chaparro for a discussion on Okcoin’s rapid […]
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Sep 27, 2021, 5:27PM UTC