In this episode of The Smart Economy Podcast, host Dylan Grabowski is joined by Matt Leising, co-founder of DeCential Media, a publication committed to telling the stories of founders, builders, and visionaries in the decentralized economy.

Join them as they:

  • Shine a light on the power of personal narratives in blockchain innovation
  • Explore Matt’s journey from Bloomberg to DeCential Media
  • Unpack the DAO Hack and the birth of Ethereum’s resilience
  • Analyze the challenges of traditional journalism in crypto media
  • Delve into the future of blockchain innovation from a storyteller’s perspective
  • Discuss Matt’s book, ‘Out of the Ether’
  • Examine DeCential Media’s approach to blockchain storytelling and independence
  • And much more!

Matt Leising is the co-founder of DeCential Media. With a background in journalism, specifically at Bloomberg News, Matt has extensive experience in reporting on Wall Street and financial markets. He began covering crypto in 2015 as one of the first mainstream journalists to understand what the breakthrough of blockchain technology could mean for finance, culture, and industry in general.

Matt’s expertise lies in the Ethereum blockchain world, where he knows the people who invented and then built the world’s most-used blockchain. He’s written extensively on the intersection of Wall Street and decentralized finance and how new peer-to-peer systems can change the way the current internet works. Matt is one of the foremost experts on the Ethereum DAO hack and is the author of ‘Out of the Ether, the Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist That Almost Destroyed It All’.

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