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Web Summit 2019 - Opening Night

Frank Chaparro


Frank Chaparro leads various editorial efforts for The Block, a cryptocurrency and blockchain research firm, as its Director of News. Chaparro started his career at Business Insider, where he specialized in topics at the intersection of digital assets and Wall Street, market structure, and financial technology. Previously, he held positions at NPR and the Nasdaq Stock Market. In 2018, he become a sought after reporter in the crypto world, breaking scoops on major developments at financial services firms such as Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. He joined The Block to dive deeper into his specialty and is responsible for investigating the most powerful figures and firms in the cryptocurrency market alongside a global team of financial journalists and researchers.