Hi, I’m Paul Vigna, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York. I’ve been a journalist for more than 25 years, starting out at the Verona-Cedar Grove Times in New Jersey, and I’ve worked a reporter, editor, and photographer.
Here’s a weird thing I’m proud of: I am one of the top-100 most influential people in the bitcoin/blockchain industry, as rated by the website Richtopia, and I’m a top critic on Rotten Tomatoes.
I’m the author of three books:
“The Age of Cryptocurrency” (with Michael J. Casey), published in 2015 by St. Martin’s Press.
“Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead,” coming in October 2017 from Dey Street Books.
“The Truth Machine,” a follow-up to “Cryptocurrency” that Mike and I are writing, and again being published through St. Martin’s.
I cover the equities market on the Journal’s MoneyBeat blog, and also write about economics, technology, and finance. I’m also co-host, along with Stephen Grocer, of the MoneyBeat podcast. Lastly, I also write about television and arts for the Journal, with a weekly recap column for “The Walking Dead.”
I’m a 1990 graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut, and a lifelong resident of New Jersey, where I live with my wife and son.