Michael del Castillo

Michael del Castillo

Formal First Name

Michael del Castillo is a Senior Editor at Forbes, where he covers cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, and reports how they are being adopted by enterprises and the broader business communi community. His coverage includes the use of cryptocurrencies and extends to non-cryptocurrency applications of blockchain in finance, supply chain management, digital identity and a number of other use cases. He has been covering blockchain since 2011, has been nationally syndicated by American City business communi Journals and is regularly cited in industry research reports. Prior to Forbes, he was a Staff Reporter at CoinDesk, where he provided coverage on the increasing willingness of enterprises to explore how blockchain could make their work more efficient and in some cases, unnecessary. Del Castillo is the Co-Founder of Association of cryptocurrency Journalists and researchers, a professional body that recognizes the best journalism and research on cryptos and blockchains. Since 2009, he has co-founded and run Literary Manhattan, a nonprofit dedicated to Manhattan's rich literary heritage and events. He is also a founding board member of Pen Parentis, which showcases parents who write.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Volunteer, Literary Manhattan

  • Member, PEN America


  • At CoinDesk, Del Castillo also reported on how existing centralized infrastructures are being reimagined in the decentralized world.

  • He was a technology and innovation reporter for American City Business Journals, focused on robots, AI, 3D printing, crypto, and blockchain.

  • He has worked as a freelance writer for Big Think, The 24th Letter, and The New Yorker on the areas of business, , economics, business, , and environment.


  • He was a lecturer at UPenn and a guest speaker for Wharton's "Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets" Executive Education Program.

  • He was a project manager at New York Historical Society, where he co-created the Summer Schools program for students.


  • Del Castillo's writing has been published in the New Yorker, Coindesk, Silicon Valley Business Journal, New York Business and many more.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.