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The Team

The people behind Decrypt.

Andrew Asmakov


Czech Republic

Andrew has over 20 years experience in journalism and entered the crypto space in 2012. Since then, he has interviewed the likes of Dr. Adam Back, Jimmy Song, Emin Gün Sirer, Ricardo Spagni, Zooko Wilcox and many other prominent individuals in the industry. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 5 ETH.

André Beganski



André is a reporter at Decrypt. He is a recent graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where he studied Business and Economics Reporting and specialized in Data Journalism. He is based in Queens, New York, and has written for The New York Times and the New York Daily News. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

Stacy Elliott

Markets Editor

New Jersey

Stacy wrote for TheStreet Crypto after spending three years as a data analyst and product manager on the Goldman Sachs technology risk team. Prior to joining Goldman, Stacy led the data reporting team at Fortune. Before joining Fortune, she worked as a data reporter at Bankrate and the Star-Ledger. Disclosure: She owns less than 1 BTC and less than 2 ETH.

Stephen Graves

Special Projects Editor


Stephen oversees sponsored content, Learn, and other special editorial and commercial projects at Decrypt. Previously he has contributed to titles including Stylus, Stuff, and LS:N Global. Disclosure: He owns 1 BTC and a significant amount of SCRT and SIENNA, and has recused himself from writing or editing stories about SCRT and SIENNA.

Andrew Hayward

Culture Editor


Andrew is Decrypt’s Culture Editor. He began writing for Decrypt in 2019 as part of a 15-year freelance career, which included bylines at Rolling Stone, Vice, Playboy, Polygon, and more. Andrew has also worked on a film and several books. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC, less than 5 ETH, and some NFTs.

Euny Hong

Head of Educational Content


Euny Hong is a Paris-based journalist, bestselling author, and early-ish crypto adopter. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN, among others. She studied philosophy at Yale, which weirdly was a good foundation for understanding all things crypto.

Kate Irwin

Reporter & Creative Producer


Kate is the creative producer of GG and the lead gaming reporter at Decrypt. She has also written for Input, Dot Esports, and Game Rant. She's a graduate of UC Berkeley and Columbia University. Disclosure: She owns less than 1 BTC, less than 5 ETH, and some NFTs.

Guillermo Jimenez



Guillermo is Managing Editor of Decrypt. He’s based in Austin, Texas, and has previously worked as a writer, editor, and podcast producer for various publications. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

Liam J. Kelly

Europe News Editor


Liam is the Europe News Editor at Decrypt. He is a Berlin-based journalist who’s been covering the cryptocurrency space since 2016. Bylines include Wired UK, Exberliner, BreakerMag, and more. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC and less than 1 ETH, and more than $1,000 worth of POLS, WBTC, DPI, FLI, AAVE, and UFT.

Jose Antonio Lanz

Writer & Translator


Jose is a journalist, lawyer, professor, and strategic planning specialist whose work has appeared in various cryptocurrency and blockchain publications. He is a native of Venezuela, and writes and translates for Decrypt US and for Decrypt Español. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC.

Sander Lutz


Los Angeles

Sander is a reporter at Decrypt. Prior to getting into crypto, he worked in the entertainment industry at Hollywood talent agencies like CAA, and in academia at UC Berkeley School of Law. He graduated from UC Berkeley and has a masters in history from Cambridge. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

Jason Nelson


Los Angeles

Jason is a reporter at Decrypt with a passion for Bitcoin, blockchain, DeFi, Web3, and DAO communities. Before joining Decrypt full-time, he hosted a YouTube channel and podcast called Crypto Insights Journal. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

Ryan Ozawa

Emerging Tech Editor


Ryan is a native Hawaiian journalist, startup and nonprofit founder, media maker and community organizer based in Honolulu. As the emerging tech editor, he leads Decrypt's expanded scope into artificial intelligence, quantum computing, longevity and life extension, and space. Disclosure: He owns less than 1 BTC, less than 5 ETH, and some NFTs.

Mat Di Salvo



Mathew is a freelance journalist based in Latin America who writes for Decrypt with a particular focus on banking the unbanked, privacy coins and crime. Disclosure: No significant crypto holdings.

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