• • Higher education degree in sociology and politics
  • • Editor for Oberlin's long-form journalism magazine, The Wilder Voice, for 2+ years
  • • Associate Editor for Investopedia, covering big tech, blockchain, crypto, and media


Jake Frankenfield an associate editor for Investopedia, primarily covering tech. His work covers investing, business developments and industry trends in big tech, big data, blockchain, cryptocurrency, advertising, and media. Previously, he has done extensive work and research on Facebook and data collection, Apple and user experience, blockchain and fintech, and cryptocurrency and the future of money.


Jake earned his bachelor's degree in sociology and politics at Oberlin College.

Quote from Jake

"In recent years, big tech has taken on a new, unprecedentedly central role in people's lives and in the economy. It's important that we understand exactly what that role is, where these companies are headed, and what it might mean for us, as citizens, consumers and investors."

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