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As traditional financial experts scratch their heads at Bitcoin’s recent roller-coaster gains and losses and regular investors try to understand just what cryptocurrency is, Richard and Joe welcomed two experts in cryptocurrency, Paul Vigna, and Amanda Johnson. They explained cryptocurrency, the blockchain and what’s ahead for cryptocurrency in 2018, as well as what’s behind Bitcoin’s recent yo-yo market swings.
Paul Vigna is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and has been a journalist for more than 25 years, as a reporter, editor, and photographer. He currently covers the cryptocurrency sector, including bitcoin, other digital currencies, and blockchain-related technologies. He formerly was an equities reporter on the MoneyBeat blog, writing about markets, economics, and finance. He was the host of both the MoneyBeat show, a daily live webcast, and the MoneyBeat podcast. He is a co-author, along with Michael J. Casey, of “The Age of Cryptocurrency” and “The Truth Machine”.
Vigna is a native of New Jersey and a 1990 graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Amanda Johnson is a cryptocurrency expert and thought leader. Amanda is well known in the cryptocurrency industry for her simple, intuitive explanations of the complexities of cryptocurrency, in a manner that is easy to understand for techies and non-techies alike.
An early adopter of cryptocurrencies, Amanda Johnson has provided commentary on the topic since 2014. Her work appears in leading industry publications including Bitcoin.com, Bitcoin Magazine, and Finance Magnates.