Fitz Tepper

Fitz Tepper is a writer at TechCrunch based in New York City.

He writes about a wide range of topics including sports, hardware, payments, social apps, government legislation and more.

Fitz also frequently does video interviews for TechCrunch, and has sat down with media personalities including Steve Wozniak, D.J Khaled and Casey Neistat. He is also a frequent technology commentator on CNN’s Los Angeles-based “CNN Newsroom”.

If you want to get in touch or would be interested in having him speak at an event/conference, email him at fitz@techcrunch.com

Note: Fitz owns a small amount of cryptocurrency.

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  • Planning your startup’s acquisition just got easier with Slack’s private shared channels

    Planning your startup’s acquisition just got easier with Slack’s private shared channels

    A few months ago Slack launched a beta feature called Shared Channels, which let two organizations share a common channel. So for example a startup could have a channel that it shared with its PR firm or lawyers. But sometimes discussions between two companies are too sensitive for the entire company to see, so today slack is rolling out Private Shared Channels. Also still in beta, the… Read More

  • Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

    Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

    The crypto crash that began two days ago accelerated yesterday and today, with essentially all top 100 coins down anywhere between 15-30 percent. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is hovering around $450 billion, down ~30 percent from $650 billion just 48 hours ago. Yesterday, Bitcoin was just a few dollars away from dropping below $10,000, but it bounced back around $11k… Read More

  • Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

    Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

    Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down. In a release on its website the platform said the shutdown is attributed to “continuous bad press” surrounding the platform, two cease and desist letters from both Texas and North Carolina’s securities boards… Read More

  • URB-E’s launching a scooter sharing network at college campuses and hotels

    URB-E’s launching a scooter sharing network at college campuses and hotels

    URB-E, the startup that creates foldable electric scooters, is launching a transportation system designed to promote scooter sharing on colleges campuses and other large residential developments. One of URB-E’s first deployments is on USC’s campus in Los Angeles, where they will provide more than 40,000 rides this year. Read More

  • Bumble is hiring an Editorial Director to build out its media brand

    Bumble is hiring an Editorial Director to build out its media brand

    Bumble, the female-led dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014, is diving head first into content. The company is hiring Clare O’Connor as its first Editorial Director, who will work directly with Wolfe Herd and and Bumble’s content team to develop editorial content for their millions of users via a new arm called Bumble Media. O’Connor most recently was a staff… Read More

  • Here’s how to stream the Golden Globes tonight

    Here’s how to stream the Golden Globes tonight

    Tonight for the first time the Golden Globes are being live-streamed, meaning you can watch it even if you aren’t in front of a TV. The show is being hosted by Seth Meyers and coverage starts at 5pm PT / pm ET. Here’s how to watch: If you’re a cord-cutter you’ll be able to watch via the NBC channel on a variety of services like DirectTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Youtube… Read More

  • DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game

    DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game

    A few days ago DraftKings announced an NFL product called Showdown, which lets you play in a fantasy football contest centered around just a single football game. This means that all your players will be drafted from just the two teams playing in that game. Lineups will consist of only six players – four offensive players and two defensive players. Later today it’s being tested for… Read More

  • MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

    MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

    MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding.This brings total equity funding to $67M since being founded in 2013. The startup provides an all-in-one platform for anything finance related. A user connects their bank accounts and credit cards and then gets personalized advice based on… Read More

  • FanDuel is giving away bitcoin to winners of a fantasy football tournament

    FanDuel is giving away bitcoin to winners of a fantasy football tournament

    Daily fantasy sports platform FanDuel just announced The Bitcoin Bowl, a promotion that will last the length of the NFL playoffs and give winners a chance to win some bitcoin. They’ll be two contests – one is a single-entry free contest where the winner wins 1 bitcoin, and one is a multi-entry $3 contest that has a tiered payout – 1st place will get 2 bitcoin, 2nd place will… Read More

  • Here’s an easy trick to get an extra life on HQ Trivia without a referral

    Here’s an easy trick to get an extra life on HQ Trivia without a referral

    Want an extra life on HQ but hate shilling out your referral code? Try this trick. Open HQ to the main page (where it shows the next game time and your balance) and swipe up really fast with two fingers over and over again. Do this and you should get an extra life. Yeah, it’s that easy. I just tried it and it worked perfectly, although one friend who already had an extra life said it… Read More

  • LIKEtoKNOW.it’s influencer shopping app hits 1M users

    LIKEtoKNOW.it’s influencer shopping app hits 1M users

    Launched just 9 months ago on iOS and last month on Android, LIKEtoKNOW.it has just hit 1M registered users on their mobile app, bringing total users to 2.8M. As a refresher, LIKEtoKNOW.it is a service that lets you “like” pictures from Instagram influencers and automatically get links to buy their outfits sent to your inbox. And their recently launched mobile app lets you… Read More

  • Coinbase is investigating claims of insider trading from its Bitcoin Cash launch

    Coinbase is investigating claims of insider trading from its Bitcoin Cash launch

    Coinbase is investigating whether its employees took advantage of inside knowledge to profit on the launch of bitcoin cash (BCH) when it was added to the popular crypto exchange. The company, which recently raised $100 million at a valuation of $1.6 billion, finally added support for BCH — a fork of bitcoin — on Tuesday after much demand from users. But, in true Coinbase fashion… Read More

  • Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash trading as price briefly hits $8,500

    Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash trading as price briefly hits $8,500

    After just announcing full support for Bitcoin Cash, buying and selling on Coinbase and GDAX is temporarily disabled. For about an hour Coinbase and GDAX were both showing Coinbase Cash prices at around $8,500, which is almost three times higher than the $3,500 price it’s trading at on all other exchanges. Read More

  • Coinbase now lets you buy and sell Bitcoin Cash

    Coinbase now lets you buy and sell Bitcoin Cash

    Coinbase has just added full support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – meaning you can now send, receive, buy and sell the cryptocurrency. All users will also be credited an amount of Bitcoin Cash equal to their Bitcoin balance during the hard fork that occurred August 1st, 2017. Bitcoin Cash trading will also be available on GDAX, Coinbase’s institutional-focused exchange. Update: As of… Read More

  • dYdX is a decentralized protocol for cryptocurrency derivatives

    dYdX is a decentralized protocol for cryptocurrency derivatives

    While some financial derivatives like futures trading are slowly coming to Bitcoin, we’re still a long time away from these financial products being widely available for the entire cryptocurrency asset class. So dydX is building a decentralized protocol for derivatives, built on the Ethereum blockchain and the 0x protocol. The protocol lets you take out peer-to-peer short sells, long… Read More

  • Fanchest raises $4M in seed funding to become the best gift for sports fans

    Fanchest raises $4M in seed funding to become the best gift for sports fans

    Here’s a great present for a sports fan this holiday season: Fanchest is a Brooklyn-based startup that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift. The boxes start at $59 and include about $80 worth of apparel and gear from whatever pro or college team you choose. Today the startup has announced $4M in seed funding with a diverse group of investors like New Orleans Saints… Read More

  • HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

    HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

    Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend in the app. It was generally well received but maybe a little under ambitious – it maxed out at level 4 – which granted a user as much as 20% off in extra savings after spending a… Read More

  • Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund

    Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund

    Last month San Francisco-based Bitwise Investments announced a passively managed index fund comprised of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The fund rebalances once a month, and all assets are held in cold storage. Essentially its an easy way for investors to gain some passive exposure to cryptocurrency without having to worry about which ones to choose and how to buy and… Read More

  • Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE

    Bitcoin futures are now tradable on the CBOE

    Bitcoin futures trading on CBOE, the world’s largest futures exchange, just launched at 5pm CT. Within a minute of the launch bitcoin spiked about 10% from ~$14,700 all the way up to $16,200 before settling a few minutes later to around $15,500, up about 5%. Now an hour after launching the actual price of bitcoin is still up, trading around $15,350. Currently the settlement price of… Read More

  • Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

    Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

    Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which makes sense, since Sonos’ main benefit is how easy their software makes it to set up and manage a system of speakers throughout your home. “Together with Sonos we want to democratize… Read More