AJ Reardon AJ Reardon

AJ Reardon fell into cryptocurrency sideways from a career in content creation. Previously she worked in the food industry, orthopedics, and fintech. She approaches every topic with an interest to learn and make content accessible for readers.

  • What is DeFi and why should you care?

    What is DeFi and why should you care?

    DeFi is all over the crypto news lately, as its value continues to grow. From a total market cap of $275M in early 2019, DeFi passed over $5B in stored funds in August 2020. So what is DeFi, and why is everyone so excited about it?
  • The Cointelligence Guide to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

    The Cointelligence Guide to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

    We’re excited to announce that we have published our first-ever book. The Cointelligence Guide to Decentralized Finance (DeFi) looks at the current state of the DeFi industry, and considers the exciting possibilities for this field.
  • Cointelligence Scam Hunting

    Cointelligence Scam Hunting

    Cointelligence has reported on numerous scams since our formation. Here is a rundown of the scams we’ve called out in the past several years.
  • A recap of 2019 crypto scams

    A recap of 2019 crypto scams

    We saw a lot of scams in 2019. As we prepare for what’s sure to be an exciting 2020 for cryptocurrency and the world in general, let’s take a look back at the various scams and schemes that Cointelligence reported on last year.
  • The Least Likely Crypto Predictions for 2020

    The Least Likely Crypto Predictions for 2020

    What will happen with cryptocurrency in 2020? Forget the usual predictions about the price of bitcoin and which major industries will decide to explore blockchain solutions. I’m here to give you the most ridiculous predictions for 2020.
  • Fraudulent KPMG “financial advisor” scams women

    Fraudulent KPMG “financial advisor” scams women

    We’ve recently received a report of an enterprising fraudster who took advantage of his trustworthy position at major firm KPMG to trick a victim into believing he was a legitimate financial advisor who could double her money with a crypto investment scam.
  • Crypto scammers, haters, and skeptics

    Crypto scammers, haters, and skeptics

    Everybody loves to have an opinion about cryptocurrency and the blockchain. Unfortunately, a lot of those opinions are negative and uninformed, and some are based in fearmongering.
  • Venture Capital Hub @ Reuters enabling scams

    Venture Capital Hub @ Reuters enabling scams

    The problem here was two-fold, in that it violated the regulations around promoting securities, and it’s also rather likely that Blue Hill Mining is itself a scam.
  • Cointelligence CEO On Yavin on Bad Crypto Podcast

    Cointelligence CEO On Yavin on Bad Crypto Podcast

    Recently our CEO and founder On Yavin joined the hosts of Bad Crypto Podcast to discuss our exchange rating system. To learn more about how we developed this system and why it matters, listen to Episode #267 "Rating the Crypto Exchanges with On Yavin."
  • Q&A with Hadley Barrett of ReMoneta Group

    Q&A with Hadley Barrett of ReMoneta Group

    Barrett: As more professional investors start to look at the market, they have different criteria for investing than the easy-money crowd. This is the traditional model. For instance, they look for real businesses, real cashflows, great, experienced teams and solid models, rather than blue-sky ideas. This benefits the market. It means we will have more successful businesses instead of the 95% failure rate quoted.
  • Sirin Labs Finney Phone: You could say we’re skeptical

    Sirin Labs Finney Phone: You could say we’re skeptical

    Do you hear the masses clamoring for a cold-storage wallet built into their phones? The average person outside of the crypto community doesn’t even know what cold storage is! For that matter, when was the last time you heard anyone say “You know what? I feel like spending $1000 on a phone from a company I’ve never heard of, based on technology I’m not familiar with, and with scant details on the features I actually care about.”
  • What happens when you train an AI to name cryptocurrencies?

    What happens when you train an AI to name cryptocurrencies?

    Much like a mainstream journalist, the AI quickly latched onto the idea of “Bitcoin” and didn’t seem to realize that there were other cryptocurrencies out there. But eventually, we got some real gems out of our neural network.
  • ICO TV Interview with CEO On Yavin

    ICO TV Interview with CEO On Yavin

    While in Barcelona for Crypto Economy World, our founder and CEO On Yavin was interviewed by Dushan Spalevich for ICO TV. In this quick interview, On not only talks about how our ICO listing and rating system helps ICO founders learn how to improve their projects, but also our future plans for connecting the ICOs with our coin list, to help investors better see the ROI for investing in these projects.
  • Will LATOKEN Make Cryptocurrency Casual?

    Will LATOKEN Make Cryptocurrency Casual?

    For your Average Joe (or Jane), cryptocurrency is just seems too confusing and complicated. In their minds, a digital currency should be easy to send to anyone with an email address or even just a mobile phone number.
  • Cointelligence on the FutureTech Podcast

    Cointelligence on the FutureTech Podcast

    Perhaps the biggest take-away from this episode isn’t what our company is doing, but what the blockchain is doing. This technology, and the cryptocurrency backed by it, has the power to change the world. It can help the unbanked, streamline financial transactions, and so much more.