Richard Boase is a freelance writer and PR consultant who got his degree in Multimedia in Brighton before studying for an MA in Journalism at the University of Kingston. He has a keen interest in social media and publicity, worked as a creative director for a marketing and publicity company in Tokyo and as a commercial editor and film-maker in Paris. His interest in bitcoin began in June 2012 and he has written for Cybersalon, the Independent and Press Gazette amongst others.