Welcome to The Merkle, founded in June 2014 we strive to bring you the latest Crypto, Finance, Infosec, and Tech news. Our goal is to produce interesting and educational content and become a valuable resource to those looking to keep up with these topics.
About The Team
Marat (Mark) Arguinbaev – Executive Editor
Mark is a 24 year old cryptocurrency entrepreneur. He was introduced to Bitcoin in 2013 and has been involved with it ever since. He used to mine bitcoins and altcoins but now focuses on blogging and educating others about digital currencies.
Noah Detweiler – Editor in Chief
Noah Detweiler is The Merkle’s Copy Editor. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Noah is a graduate of Bowdoin College and has also edited online content for PBS, Black Enterprise and CBS News. He’s currently based in the Bitcoin capital of the world, Japan. In his free time, Noah loves to travel, enjoys learning new languages, and can’t stop watching The Office.
Darek Jakubowski – Managing Editor
Darek is a mid-late 20s digital anthropologist and blockchain enthusiast from Chicago. He has closely been following cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2014.
JP Buntinx – Lead Writer
JP Buntinx is a 30-year old FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world’s leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he is working to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.
Colin Harper – Writer
Colin is a freelance writer based in Tennessee. He’s proud to call Nashville home, where he lives with his family and girlfriend and laments the ubiquity of cowboy boots and peddle taverns. A student of English, he’s perplexed–but nonetheless thrilled– as to how he ended up writing on cryptocurrency topics, as he never would have guessed he’d use his background in literature to explain the technological aspects of “that Bitcoin thing” to his readers. When he’s not writing about the cryptographic revolution at hand, he might be taking a trip out west or packing his car for another music festival.
Daniel Zo – Writer
Daniel is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and published author. He has started buying Bitcoin back in the year of 2014, right after the economic boom and has continued ever since. He also has a passion for IT and loves playing the guitar.
Zane Huffman – Writer
Zane has been actively following cryptocurrency since he was introduced to Bitcoin in August of 2013. Since then, he has spent much of his time participating in the community, trading altcoins, and freelance writing within the cryptocurrency field. He is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Economics and Computer Science, which he plans to use towards a career in the blockchain industry after graduation.
Sam Town – Writer
Samuel is a freelance journalist, digital nomad, and crypto enthusiast based out of Bangkok, Thailand. As an avid observer of the rapidly evolving blockchain ecosystem he specializes in the FinTech sector, and when not writing explores the technological landscape of Southeast Asia. Follow him on Twitter: @sam_town_writes
About The Merkle
The Merkle has a dedicated cryptocurrency news section and also includes a variety of educational articles relating to Bitcoin, you can find anything from how to make money with bitcoin to how to create your own cryptocurrency.
We also have a dedicated finance section which features news in the financial technology sectors.
Check out the technology section for interesting news about machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, biotechnology and much more.
Learn about scams, malware, and ransomware in the education category and take a look at our comparisons and reviews of popular wallets, exchanges, and other services in the cryptocurrency land.