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.

  • Robin Schmidt

    Robin is The Defiant's head of video and multimedia. He is the award-winning filmmaker who produces the high-quality video content The Defiant's YouTube channel is best known for. Previously, he was creative director at Harmony.

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    Owen Fernau

    Owen Fernau is a staff reporter at the Defiant. Before that he earned a degree in economics, learned Japanese, and fell down the crypto rabbit hole.

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    Dan Kahan

    Dan is a Brooklyn-based writer living up to all the stereotypes you've heard about autistic guys with man buns and racoon eye bags. When he's not boring his girlfriend with hour-long rants about NFT media filing solutions, you can probably find him replaying old JRPGs or watching any anime series where buff dudes beat up other buff dudes.

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    Alp Gasimov

    Alp is multimedia editor and producer at The Defiant. Previously, he was video producer at Harmony Protocol.

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    Isaac Ibiapina

    Isaac Ibiapina develops the frontend of Defiant’s Terminal. He is an Ethereum OG, previously founded ReportersChat and was also a co-founder of a DeFi startup in the Netherlands.

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    Sam Farmer

    Our lead backend developer, who goes by the online name of "Sam Farmer," is a self-taught programmer, who learned how to code on Python, Javascript, Solidity and other languages to automate his trading of crypto assets.Other than trading magical internet money, he was also a consultant helping companies to scale by automating their business processes.

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