Ethics Statement

Global Coin Research is a research and media platform founded by Joyce Yang.

Joyce is also a Columnist at TechCrunch covering Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, with a focus on Asia. Joyce is currently the Head of Media for Block72, a cross-border Cryptocurrency and Blockchain consulting firm.

Joyce also serves as an informal advisor to several crypto projects and crypto funds. She is not formally advising anyone at the moment.

Previously, Joyce spent a year at Blue Apron as the first hire on the operations finance team during a hyper-growth period in the technology-enabled e-commerce company.

Prior to Blue Apron, Joyce was a Software Senior Equity Research Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Notable coverage companies include Salesforce, Oracle, Symantec, Box and Red Hat.

Joyce earned her B.A. at Harvard University.


Joyce’s Ethics Statement

Last updated: September 15th, 2018

Here is a statement of my ethics and coverage policies. It is more than most of you want to know, but, in the age of suspicion of the media, I am laying it all out.

Integrity is absolutely critical as a writer and journalist. My readers expect that the essays and articles I write are formed by my own, independent opinions, and haven’t been purchased by any company or individual I cover.

My husband is a co-founder of a real-estate startup funded by NFX, Greylock, Bain Capital Ventures and NYCA.

Writing ethics:

TechCrunch: All writing that has been published under TechCrunch is my own, independent, non-sponsored work and analysis. I will not write about companies that I formally directly advise or consult. I will not write about any companies who are in consulting with Block72 at the time of publication. 

Global Coin Research: All writing that has been published under Global Coin Research is our own, independent, non-sponsored, work, unless explicitly stated that it’s sponsored, contribution or a collaboration. I might write about companies who are in consulting with Block72 and companies that I advise or consult, and in the case of such, I will disclose that in the post or in writing.

Investments and personal holdings: Outside of typical employer equity from my former and current employer, I own largely ETFs and some large-cap tech stocks. In Crypto, I own Bitcoin and Ethereum, enough to gain an understanding, not enough to change a life.