About Us

The mission of Modern Consensus is to cover the technology, people, and culture of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world.

Ken Kurson, founder

Ken Kurson served as the editor in chief of the New York Observer from 2013 to 2017. During his tenure, Kurson led the transformation of the publication to become a digitally focused, national outlet growing from 1.1 million monthly unique users to 6 million and increasing page views nearly sevenfold to 20 million. Kurson was named 2014’s Journalist of the Year by Algemeiner magazine. At the Observer, Kurson personally broke dozens of stories, including unearthing audio of Hillary Clinton proposing to rig the 2006 Palestinian Elections, a campaign by Samsung to undermine activist investor Elliott Management that resulted in Congressional inquiry and a change in Samsung policy, and the revelation that a boy investor who had supposedly earned $72 million made up the entire story. Kurson has appeared on television and radio hundreds of times worldwide. Kurson frequently wrote about cryptocurrency in the Observer and under his editorship, the publication printed some of the best-read stories on the topic, including an epic feature about the race to succeed bitcoin. Prior to the Observer, Kurson was chief operating officer for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee. Kurson has authored four books, including the New York Times No. 1 best-selling book Leadership, co-authored with Rudy Giuliani. Kurson wrote the a column in Esquire magazine for 17 years, including his story in 2013 about bitcoin, which was an early mention of the currency in the mainstream media and the very first mention of Ripple and XRP in the mainstream media.