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]
Since Genesis Global Trading launched a lending business in 2018, it has originated more than $40 billion loans — and that growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down. The firm, which releases a breakdown of its business across trading, lending, and derivatives every quarter, saw active loans outstanding on its platform increase 136% relative to […]
During this episode of The Scoop, we dive deep into the Solana and Serum eco-systems. Sam Bankman-Fried explains why FTX decided to launch a decentralized exchange on Solana versus Ethereum, which supports the vast majority of non-custodial protocols.