Welcome Defiers!

The Defiant is the essential information platform for the open economy.

The Defiant curates, digests, and analyzes all the major developments in decentralized finance, so that you can stay informed and smart about the most cutting-edge and fastest-changing corner of crypto and finance. We’re delivering journalism with authority; objective, data-backed, primary-source, reported pieces, written by insiders who can also provide informed analysis on the latest moves.


Five to six times a week, you’ll get an information-dense email with all the major news in decentralized finance, exclusive interviews with the space’s major players, op-eds from its deepest thinkers, and a weekly recap, so that you never miss a thing.

Podcast & Video

We’re having deep, hour-long conversations with the builders, investors, users of the new financial system that’s being built with blockchain technology and without banks. We make high-quality tutorials and explainer videos for veterans and newcomers alike.

NOTE: Defiant Media does not make investments, and especially not investments in crypto. All sponsorships are marked as such. There is absolutely no “pay to play:” No paid newsletter, video, podcast or article placements in editorial content. No paid tweets or retweets.

The Defiant Team

We’re building a crack team of creators. Reach out if you want to join or contribute.

  • Camila Russo

    Cami is the founder and editor of The Defiant. She is also the author of The Infinite Machine and was previously a Bloomberg News reporter covering markets in New York, Madrid and Buenos Aires.

  • Cooper Turley

    Cooper is one of the most acitve Defiant writers. He is also community lead at Audius and editor of DeFi Rate and is active in many Ethereum-based organizations, including MetaCartel, RaidGuild and 🔥_🔥

  • Robin Schmidt

    Robin is the award-winning filmmaker who produces the high-quality video content The Defiant's YouTube channel is best known for. He is also creative director at http://Harmony.one and SuperMassive in his spare time.

  • Alp Gasimov

    Alp helps edit and produce all the multimedia content and interview transcripts for The Defiant. He is also video producer at Harmony Protocol.

  • DeFi Dad

    DeFi Dad contributes with content and helps with video production. His YouTube channel DeFi Tutorials With DeFi Dad is one of the best DeFi educational sources.

  • Rachel O'Leary

    Rachel focuses on the more technical pieces. She is also a contributor with CoinDesk, where she used to write full-time focusing on Ethereum and privacy technologies.

  • Sebastian Aldasoro

    Sebastian focuses on DeFi projects' latest developments. He leads Concourse Open's communications team.

  • Simone Conti

    Simone takes on the research-heavy pieces. He is the co-founder of Marqet, a crypto trader since 2014, and former VP of business development at Eidoo.

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