Chuan Tian

A member of Coindesk’s editorial team since June 2017, Tian is passionate about blockchain technology and cyber-security. Tian studies journalism and computer science at Columbia University in New York. He does not currently hold value in any digital currencies or projects (See: Editorial Policy). Follow Tian here: @Tian_Coindesk. Email

Draper Dragon Backs $20 Million Raise for Alibaba Vets’ Blockchain Startup

| Chuan Tian

A public blockchain project founded by former members of Alibaba's blockchain arm has raised over $20 million in a combined token and equity sale.

Richemont Director Jin Keyu Joins Blockchain Startup as Adviser

| Chuan Tian and Wolfie Zhao

A board member at Swiss luxury goods maker Richemont has said luxury goods companies could use blockchain to bring transparency to their supply chain.

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FCoin Crypto Exchange Draws Fire for Controversial Business Model

| Chuan Tian

FCoin has launched to spiking trading volumes by utilizing a new revenue model called "trans-fee mining," but the method has been likened to an ICO.

Hyperchain Blockchain Creator Completes $234 Million Funding Round

| Chuan Tian

Blockchain platform developer Qulian Technology has closed one of the biggest blockchain-focused VC rounds ever.

Ridesharing App Founder Wants to Build a Blockchain ‘Uber’

| Chuan Tian

Chen Weixing, founder of Chinese ride-hailing app Kuaidi Dache, is planning to build a blockchain-based application for ride-sharing.

China Poised to Form Blockchain Standards Committee This Year

| Chuan Tian

China expects to form its national blockchain standards committee by the end of 2018, according to an IT ministry official.

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Report: China’s Regulators Close to Taking Action Against ICOs

| Chuan Tian

Reports from anonymous sources in China indicate the country's top financial regulator may be close to cracking down on initial coin offerings.

Reports: China’s Regulators Consider Suspending All ICOs

| Chuan Tian

Reports from China suggest regulators may be close to taking action against entrepreneurs seeking to launch domestic token sales.

China’s New Fundraising Rules Could Lead to ICO Investigations

| Chuan Tian

The executive branch of China's government has released new rules on fundraising that could lead to closer oversight of initial coin offerings.

$1.6 Billion: All-Time ICO Funding Climbs as Record $500 Million Invested in July

| Chuan Tian

Initial coin offerings are fast becoming the only way to raise money in the blockchain industry, topping $1.6 billion in all-time funding.