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Robert Hackett

Fortune
Senior Writer
Robert Hackett is a senior writer at Fortune, a cofounding editor of Fortune's The Ledger, a franchise covering the intersection of finance and technology, and a cofounding chair of Brainstorm Finance, a Fortune conference taking place in Montauk next summer. He writes Cyber Saturday, the weekend edition of Fortune’s tech newsletter, and he co-writes The Ledger, a weekly dispatch on fintech and cryptocurrencies. Robert cohosts two weekly Fortune video series, Tech Debate and Balancing The Ledger. He has written cover stories on hacking, Bitcoin, and blockchain tech, and has won national recognition for his reporting. He received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and English from Cornell University with minors in history and science & technology studies. His work has appeared in TIME, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, Nautilus, Vice Motherboard, and elsewhere.