#14 Laura Shin

Name: Laura Shin 

Position: Senior Editor at Forbes & Co-lead Reporter of the Forbes Fintech

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurashin

Persional Website/blog: http://unchainedpodcast.co

Age: 43

Citizenship: US


Unchained, Host

Unconfirmed podcasts, Host


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Shin is best known for her work as senior editor of Forbes’ cryptocurrency and Blockchain coverage. She is also the host of the publication’s Blockchain-focused podcast – Unchained – and authored the Forbes e-book, “The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World” (2014). Her active participation in the crypto industry and her expert knowledges in this sphere make her one of the most influential persons in the crypto world.



  1. Independent journalist covering crypto; host of the podcasts Unchained: Big Ideas From the Worlds of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto.
  2. Senior editor of Forbes’ cryptocurrency and Blockchain coverage.
  3. BA in Modern Thought & Literature from Stanford University, USA.
  4. MA in Journalism from Columbia University, USA.
  5. Worked as assistant producer and reporter at Newsweek.com; editor on the technology desk at The Wall Street Journal Online; and producer for The New York Times on the Web. At Nytimes.com.



  • Bitcoin isn’t about enabling libertarian techno-hippies to buy weed online. The underlying technology is nothing less than a better way to move money around the world — and the planet’s financial heavyweights are making it their own.