MARIA GRACIA SANTILLANA LINARES
I'm a reporter passionate about the intersection of business and culture and technology. Currently, that means I cover the wild world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology at Forbes, where my coverage focuses on NFTs, the metaverse and crypto regulation.
My international background, spanning from Peru and Latin America to the US and even Ghana, has led me to cover everything from stocks to protest, from art galleries to food recipes and fashion shows. You can find my byline at Modern Luxury, The List, The Buenos Aires Times and more.
When I'm not reading or writing, you can find me at a spin class jamming to Bad Bunny or the nearest dog park with a smile on my face. You can find my latest Forbes article here, and a sample of my writing elsewhere below.
Fractional ownership has long promised to democratize access to art, and a new company is bringing blockchain into the mix. But the price of small investments is high fees that eat into potential returns.
Artist ThankYouX challenges our divisions of art in his use of NFTs, blending the physical and the digital.
Argentines joined hundreds of thousands around the world in fighting for women's rights on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
2022 / MAY
New York University
Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Journalism,
Minors in Public Policy and Management, and Creative Writing
New York University, Accra
During January of 2020, I studied abroad in Accra, Ghana as part of the Presidential Honors Scholar, studying research methods and Ghanian history.
New York University, Buenos Aires
During the Fall of 2019 I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I took coursework focusing on Latin American politics, literature, culture, and journalism.