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Michael Kern

Michael Kern


Contributor since: 21 Feb 2018


Michael Kern is a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.com, Oilprice.com, and a writer at Crypto Insider. Michael has several years of experience covering cryptocurrencies, and has participated in a number of Intial Coin Offerings in various roles. As a long-time follower of the space, Michael has extensive knowledge of both the technology behind cryptocurrencies and the geopolitical/economic implications of adoption. 

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