Aoyon Ashraf

Aoyon Ashraf

Aoyon Ashraf is CoinDesk's managing editor for Breaking News. He spent almost a decade at Bloomberg covering equities, commodities and tech. Prior to that, he spent several years on the sellside, financing small-cap companies. Aoyon graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in mining engineering. He holds ETH and BTC, as well as ALGO, ADA, SOL, OP and some other altcoins which are below CoinDesk's disclosure threshold of $1,000.

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Kraken Says Hackers Turned to 'Extortion' After Exploiting Bug for $3M
The bug found by a "security researcher" led to nearly $3 million stolen from Kraken's treasuries.
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Bitcoin Hashrate May Finally Slow as Miners Face Scorching Summer Heatwaves
Hashrate for the Bitcoin network typically flattens or declines during North American summer time, industry experts say.
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Telecom Giant and T-Mobile Parent Deutsche Telekom Plans to Mine Bitcoin
The company also revealed that it's running Bitcoin and Lightning network nodes.
Mika Baumeister, Unsplash
Ledn co-founders Mauricio Di Bartolomeo (left) and Adam Reeds (Ledn)
Bitcoin ETFs, Bankruptcy Paybacks Have Given Crypto Lending a Second Wind
Crypto lending firm Ledn survived the crypto winter by being "boring, slow and safe," according to a co-founder.
Ledn co-founders Mauricio Di Bartolomeo (left) and Adam Reeds (Ledn)
Wall Street has bitcoin mining mergers on its mind. (Chenyu Guan/Unsplash)
Bitcoin Mining Stocks Soar Amid Takeover Frenzy
The stocks are undervalued, so miners with attractive power contracts could become M&A targets, according to Wall Street analysts.
Wall Street has bitcoin mining mergers on its mind. (Chenyu Guan/Unsplash)
A close-up of one of Riot's mining rigs. (Riot Blockchain)
Riot Platforms Falls After the Bitcoin Miner Is Targeted by Short-Seller Kerrisdale
The firm has previously targeted MicroStrategy.
A close-up of one of Riot's mining rigs. (Riot Blockchain)
Core Scientific's Marble facility in North Carolina. (Core Scientific)
Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Surges After AI Deal, Report of Over $1B Buyout Offer From CoreWeave
Cloud computing provider CoreWeave made an offer to buy the bitcoin miner for $5.75 per share, according to Bloomberg.
Core Scientific's Marble facility in North Carolina. (Core Scientific)
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Biden Order to Halt China-Tied Bitcoin Mine Beside Nuke Base Came as U.S. Firm Just Bought it
President Biden's emergency order to halt the Chinese-tied mining on the doorstep of a nuclear-missile base hit days after mining giant CleanSpark struck a deal to buy the pro...
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Marathon Digital CEO Fred Thiel (CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Miner Marathon Digital Misses Q1 Revenue Expectation On Operational Challenges
The shares of the miner dipped about 1.5% in after hours trading on Thursday afternoon.
Marathon Digital CEO Fred Thiel (CoinDesk)
ROBINHOOD app on a smartphone (Shutterstock)
Robinhood's Q1 Crypto Trading Volume Surged 224% as SEC Action Looms
Shares in the popular trading platform were higher by 7% after the company topped first quarter revenue and earnings estimates.
ROBINHOOD app on a smartphone (Shutterstock)