Senior Writer and Tech Editor
Robert Hackett is a Senior Writer and Tech Editor at Fortune. He co-chairs Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech and Brainstorm Finance conferences, writes the Fortune newsletters Data Sheet (on tech) and The Ledger (on crypto and fintech), and co-manages the Fortune 40 Under 40 list. Robert has received national recognition for his reporting, including as a finalist for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNBC, NPR, Fox, and elsewhere. Prior to joining Fortune in 2014, Robert worked at Nautilus magazine, TED Conferences, and Johnson & Johnson. He studied chemistry & chemical biology and English with minors in science & technology studies and history at Cornell University, and he has a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. He lives in New York.
The power that is given to individuals and protocols to control their assets and economic parameters threatens the influence of Central Banks.