Interviews are a form of a conversation between two or more people: the interviewer and interviewee(s). The main aim of an interview is to collect and collate information from thought leaders or experts and provide readers with an in-depth analysis of the subject matter.
Interviews have evolved to varying degrees and refused to be regimented like it was before the digital age. Presently, interviews can be conducted via the phone, through the exchange of emails, video calls, one-on-one meetings, social media, and other avenues that can guarantee a free flow of information.
Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes it impossible to counterfeit or double-spend in any way.
Many cryptocurrencies are decentralized networks based on blockchain technology—a distributed ledger enforced by a network of computers. A defining feature of cryptocurrencies is that they are generally not issued by any central authority or central bank, rendering them immune to government interference or manipulation by the state.
Journalists at crypto.news conduct interviews for so many reasons, some of which include:
The primary aim of a media outlet is to gather and disseminate information and there are no better ways to get concise information than to interview the major players at the center of the issues.
Rumour mills are one of the major players in the information world and if not doused, can cause havoc in the larger world. An interview meanwhile, will clarify the perspective or the opinion of the person in question, allow the interviewee to present their case, and state their side of the story, thereby setting the record straight.
One of the major sources of accurate news is interviews. Journalists can create news content out of an interview, structure it the way they want and channel the news to fit their in-house policy. Interviews are one of the oldest and surest ways to formulate news content, as the source is real, it’s conducted in real-time and the evidence cannot be edited or tampered with.
The crypto industry is new and ever-evolving with many keywords concepts, terms, and ideas that might be new or alien to someone not in tune with the blockchain environment.
The blockchain and crypto industry might have started in 2010 with a mysterious man called Satoshi Nakamoto with Bitcoin, but concepts and ideas have outgrown both Satoshi and Bitcoin. Every day, new ideas and projects keep popping up with the sole aim of fostering global adoption of crypto and the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT).
Without interviewing the innovators at the frontline of the crypto revolution, the industry will be overtaken by misinformation and propaganda.
While the question-and-answer interview dates back to the 1850s, it is claimed that the first known interview that fits the matrix of interview-as-a-genre was the 1756 interview by the prominent Georgian religious figure, diplomat, writer, and traveler, Archbishop Timothy Gabashvili who live from 1704 to 1764. Gabashvili interviewed Eugenios Voulgaris (1716-1806), a renowned Greek theologian, and Rector of the Orthodox School of Mount Athos.