Financial Disclosures

The Block is dedicated to transparent journalism and impartial analysis of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology as well as the people and companies who participate in the crypto ecosystem. An important part of our foundational mission is investigative journalism that critically and fairly assesses all of these ecosystem stakeholders and projects.

As a result, it is critical that The Block is fully transparent about our own financial holdings so as to avoid any appearance of bias or impropriety. The most valuable asset that we hold and strive to earn again every day is our reader’s trust. Therefore, we have implemented a financial disclosure policy that is industry leading. Below, you’ll find a list of all of our full time employees and contractors, along with any material positions they hold in cryptocurrencies or crypto-related projects.

Our threshold for “Owns Crypto” is $2,000. We view any figure below that amount to be non-material as an investment, yet critical for our team to utilize and participate in the cryptocurrency ecosystem that we report on, research and analyze.

We’ll update this table on a quarterly basis. Last updated on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Employee Owns Crypto? BTC ETH EOS XRP Other
James Cabrera Yes   100%      
Mike Dudas Yes 100%        
Matteo Leibowitz Yes 30% 70%      
Mike McCaffrey Yes 90% 10%      
Jake McGraw Yes 100%        
Michael Tanguma Yes 100%        
Ryan Todd Yes 90% 10%      
Steven Zheng Yes 100%        
Larry Cermak No          
Frank Chaparro No          
Joel Escobar No          
Carol Gaszcz No          
Chris Nesi No          
Michael Price No          
Celia Wan No          
Isabel Woodford No          
Matthew Yamamoto No          

In addition to the cryptocurrency ownership highlighted above, Mike Dudas also made a small seed investment prior to launch worth $5,000 in AMUN, a company run by his long-time friend Hany Rashwan. Dudas has no other crypto-related investments.

The Block’s investors can be found on our AngelList or Crunchbase profiles.