EWN Team

This is our team of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain expert journalists for the US & UK Markets.

Our Team 1

Nick Chong

Editor in Chief

Nick has been enamored with cryptocurrencies since foraying into the industry in 2013. He has since gotten involved as a reporter, covering news on a number of blockchain- and crypto-related outlets.

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen

Editor, Writer

Cole is a freelance writer based in southern California, where he’s an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine. He focuses primarily on covering cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news. He owns a small amount of various major cryptocurrencies.
Our Team 2

Martin J Young

Crypto Analyst

Martin has been writing on technology and forex for 15 years, he has a keen eye for emerging cryptocurrency news, blockchain developments, and market sentiment.

Our Team 3

Gary McFarlane

Editor, Writer

Gary is a cryptocurrency analyst at interactive investor, the UK’s second-largest stockbroker. He has been writing professionally about cryptocurrency since 2013, when he initiated bitcoin coverage at Money Observer, one of the UK’s most respected investment magazines. Gary writes for EWN in a personal capacity and his contributions should not be taken as investment advice.
Our Team 4

Michael Lavere

Editor, Writer

Cryptocurrency Writer | Bitcoin Enthusiast | Altcoin Enthusiast 


Our Team 5

Darryn Pollock

Editor, Writer

#Cryptocurrency journalist contributing to Forbes Crypto ,  Ethereum World News, Binary District Journal, CoinTelegraph and anywhere else I can get my voice heard.

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Omar Faridi


I enjoy writing about all topics related to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and other cryptocurrencies. My academic background includes an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I also possess a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. While completing my coursework, I engaged in independent study programs focused on public-key cryptography and quantum computing. My professional work experience includes working as an application developer for the University of Houston, data storage specialist at Dell EMC, and as Teacher of Mathematics in the United States, China, Kuwait, and Pakistan.

Jose Antonio Lanz Díaz

Jose Antonio

Crypto Analyst

Lawyer, Specialist on Strategic Planning, Professor, Years of experience as a Blockchain Writer for numerous sites! 
Our Team 6

Alex Kyriakopoulos

Editor, Writer

A cryptocurrency enthusiast since 2015, Alex has been passionate about decentralization and open source technologies for far longer. He has since involved himself in related media, hoping to spread the word and publicize the benefits of decentralization in today’s world.