Emily Parker is the Executive Director of Global Content at CoinDesk. Previously, she was a member of the U.S. State Department’s policy-making staff, advising on internet freedom and digital diplomacy. She was a writer and editor for The Street Journal and an editor for The New York Times. She is the co-founder of She LongHash, a blockchain startup focused on the Asian market. She is the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). This book tells the story of internet activists from China, Cuba and Russia. Nobel laureate in literature Mario Vargas Llosa called it “a rigorously researched and reported account that reads like a thriller.” She was Chief Strategy Officer at Silicon Valley social media startup Parlio, which was acquired by Quora. She has given public speaking around the world and is currently represented by Lee Her Bureau. She has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, BBC and many other television and radio programs. Her books have been stationed at schools such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Tufts and UCSD. Emily speaks Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish. She graduated with honors from Brown University and holds a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She holds Bitcoin, Ether, and a small amount of other cryptocurrencies.