Jan 11, 2022

“First Mover” hosts speak to Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, for his view on the booming NFT market and the DeFi space.

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    Christine Lee is an anchor and producer at CoinDesk. Previously, she anchored live daily market updates and reported business news features for television stations around the world at Thomson Reuters. She first began covering cryptocurrencies at Bloomberg TV Canada.
    Lawrence Lewitinn serves as the Director of Content for The Tie, a crypto data company, and co-hosts CoinDesk's flagship "First Mover" program. Previously, he held the position of Managing Editor for Markets at CoinDesk. He is a seasoned financial journalist having worked at CNBC, TheStreet, Yahoo Finance, the Observer, and crypto publication Modern Consensus. Lewitinn's career also includes time on Wall Street as a trader of fixed income, currencies, and commodities at Millennium Management and MQS Capital. Lewitinn graduated from New York University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. He is also a CFA Charterholder. He holds investments in bitcoin.
    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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