About me

I am an NYC-based freelance journalist. I have been writing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain since 2017. In 2018, I started Coin Notes, a site to cover news on the topic. Life, and Covid, intervened and my updates to that site became infrequent during the pandemic.

Since last year, after losing my biggest freelance client, Coin Notes has become my full-time job. In the meantime, my writing on crypto has evolved from news coverage to more opinionated pieces about its ecosystem.

I plan to cross post pieces of my writing from the site on Substack. For subscribers of the newsletter, I will have additional content in the form of deep dives on topics and policies related to digital currencies, including cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies.

To clarify, I am not an expert or a “thought leader” (What does that term even mean?!). I am not against or for cryptocurrencies, fintech, and/or blockchain. I bring a journalist’s perspective to the topic. Which is to say, I evaluate facts and circumstances to arrive at conclusions.

If you like my content, please do consider subscribing to this newsletter. It will help me make rent, put food on the table, and pay a rapidly mounting pile of bills. I can be reached at rakeshsharmak@gmail.com, if you’d like to get in touch with me.

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Rakesh Sharma

Journalist writing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain.