Jake Frankenfield

Jake Frankenfield

Jake Frankenfield is an associate editor with a degree in sociology and politics from Oberlin College. His writing focuses on technology and media, covering blockchain, cryptocurrency, advertising, big tech, big data and the media industry.


  1. Stocks

    How Does Sonos Make Money?

    Sonos is a dominant force in the speaker and home audio industry. Here, we take a look at how the company makes money.
  2. Virtual Currency

    Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin

    Bitcoin continues to experience growth in both users and merchants, generating a common question - how can you be part of ...
  3. Virtual Currency

    Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash: What's the Difference?

    We break down the difference between bitcoin and bitcoin cash, and what it might mean for the future of cryptocurrencies.
  4. Stocks

    Elon Musk Buys $25 Million in Tesla Stock Amid News of Layoffs

    Tesla announced June 12 that it was laying off almost 10% of its workforce; Musk reportedly bought $25 million in Tesla stock ...
  5. Alternative Investments

    Polybius: A Worthy Investment?

    Polybius is one of the most exciting applications of blockchain technology, but is it worth investing in?
  6. Markets & Economy


    Brexodus refers to a potential spillover effect of Brexit whereby there is an exodus of people and businesses from the United ...
  7. Virtual Currency

    Bitcoin Price Steadies as Crypto Market Cap Hits All-Time High

    Bitcoin's price has rebounded, partly on the news of a long position held by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund.
  8. Virtual Currency

    Coinbase: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

    Coinbase is the most popular platform on which to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Here's how it ...
  9. Virtual Currency

    How Russia Plans to Rival China in Bitcoin Mining

    Russia is making big moves in the cryptocurrency mining market, looking to compete with China.
  10. Virtual Currency

    Do Cryptocurrencies Have Intrinsic Value? It Depends

    Cryptocurrencies matter in the long run, whether as a store of value or a medium of exchange.
  11. Buzz & Trending

    Cannabis Tax Rates, State by State

    the important question in the brave new world of legal weed is, how are states taxing it?
  12. Stocks

    Facebook and Google Dominated in 2016 Global Adspend

    The advertising industry is substantial. Last year it was a $540 billion one, according to estimates from the global media ...
  13. Investing

    iPhone: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    How far has the iPhone come in its first 10 years, and where is it going?
  14. Investing Strategy

    Which Industry Spends the Most on Lobbying? (ANTM, SO)

    All major companies have lobbyists gunning for their interests in DC. Here is a breakdown of the top spenders on lobbying.
  15. Virtual Currency

    How Much of the World's Money is in Bitcoin?

    What kind of space do cryptocurrencies occupy in the global economy?