Emily

Parker

Emily Parker

Emily Parker is CoinDesk's executive director of global content. Previously, Emily was a member of the Policy Planning staff at the U.S. State Department, where she advised on Internet freedom and digital diplomacy. Emily was a writer/editor at The Wall Street Journal and an editor at The New York Times. She is the co-founder of LongHash, a blockchain startup that focuses on Asian markets. She is the author of "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). The book tells the stories of Internet activists in China, Cuba and Russia. Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, called it "a rigorously researched and reported account that reads like a thriller." She was chief strategy officer at Silicon Valley social media startup Parlio, which was acquired by Quora. She has done public speaking all over the world, and is currently represented by the Leigh Bureau. She has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC and many other television and radio shows. Her book has been assigned at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Tufts, UCSD and other schools. Emily speaks Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish. She graduated with Honors from Brown University and has a Masters from Harvard in East Asian Studies. She holds Bitcoin, Ether and smaller amounts of other cryptocurrencies.

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How to Make It in the Metaverse
In this work of fiction, a woman buys a home in the metaverse because New York City rent is just too high. But virtual worlds exact their own cost of living. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Metaverse Week.
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Cuando China habló, bitcoin reaccionó. ¿Cuando lo hizo Estados Unidos? No tanto
Días después de que China reiterara medidas drásticas contra el segmento cripto, bitcoin cayó hasta 30%. Estados Unidos, por su parte, parece no ser el centro del universo cripto.
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Crypto Long & Short: When China Spoke, Bitcoin Reacted. America? Not So Much
It could just be the U.S. is not the center of the crypto universe.
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How to Make American Voters Care About Crypto
This infrastructure bill is just the beginning. Congress must answer to constituents, not to Crypto Twitter. What will make lawmakers spend political capital fighting for crypto?
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China Crypto Crackdown: Calendar Offers Clue as to 'Why Now?'
Crypto crackdowns tend to intensify amid politically sensitive times in China.
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What Coinbase’s Media Play Means for Crypto
Coinbase's apparent move into media is part of a trend of crypto companies developing their own content. Is this a good thing for the industry?
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Why We Should Take Dogecoin Seriously
Dogecoin's rise reflects the power of collective belief and a longing for a more ideal form of crypto.
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Jill Carlson, Emily Parker: Coinbase's 'Apolitical' Mission Is Hypocritical and Unhelpful
Jill Carlson, Emily Parker: Coinbase’s recent decision to take no position on political and social issues has divided the cryptocurrency industry.
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Coinbase's 'Mission' Violates the Spirit of Bitcoin
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong wants it both ways: to be apolitical about uncomfortable disruptions and political about Bitcoin's mission to disrupt the world.
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TikTok and the Great Firewall of America
U.S. politicians say TikTok is a threat to Americans' privacy. But can we trust Silicon Valley giants to behave any better?
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