I am a journalist and strategic communications professional in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. I previously served as Washington correspondent at CoinDesk, where I covered the business applications and legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Prior to that, I spent four years in the Financial Times Washington bureau, where I helped cover politics, regulation, trade and business enterprise. I've also been extensively published in casino gaming trade publications, including GamblingCompliance, CDC Gaming Reports and Global Gaming Business. I hold an M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and a B.A. in Social Sciences from The College of St.