In addition to the writing and the art, the majority of my paycheck comes from the work I do at an academic journal called Ledger. Several years ago now, a good friend of mine in academia said he wanted to start an academic journal about cryptocurrencies, and asked if I’d be interested in helping out. It was all pro bono work, but in academia? You get used to that. (Fun fact, neither being a grad student nor being a writer pay all that well.) In any case, I certainly didn’t expect it to become my day job.

Flash forward to now, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’re doing. As anyone in the cryptocurrency world will tell you, there’s a shortage of sober, well-reviewed thoughts on the matter. When Medium posts are the best you’ve got, well let’s say that like cryptocurrencies and blockchains themselves, it was kind of a growth industry.

We’re still small, but we’re on track to put out more peer-reviewed papers by the middle of 2019 than we put out in all of 2018. We’ve started to publish conference symposiums, we’re getting indexed by major players in the field, and we’re building a team. We’ve got a long way to grow, but I think we’re adding something to the world’s knowledge base, and that’s not nothing.

If you’re interested in interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed research about cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and related topics, you could do worse than checking us out. You can find Ledger at