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 tian@coindesk.com.

Goldman Sachs Granted ‘SETLcoin’ Cryptocurrency Patent

| Chuan Tian

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has been awarded a patent for its proposed "SETLcoin" cryptocurrency settlement system.

UK Payments Startup Integrates Bitcoin After $66 Million Fundraise

| Chuan Tian

A fintech startup in the UK is launching a suite of cryptocurrency services following the completion of a $66m Series B funding round.

Japan’s Bic Camera to Accept Bitcoin Payments at All Stores

| Chuan Tian

Following a successful trial, the Japanese consumer electronics retailer is expanding its bitcoin payment option to all stores nationwide.

IBM, Westpac and More Trial Blockchain for Bank Guarantees

| Chuan Tian

A distributed ledger trial united IBM and two Australia-based banks in an effort to improve the commercial property leasing process.

UN Identity Tech Partner Integrates Blockchain Into Payments Platform

| Chuan Tian

A tech firm involved in the UN's blockchain trials has expanded its work with the tech through its aid-focused payments platform.

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Goldman Sachs Eyes Bitcoin Price Near $4,000 in Latest Analysis

| Chuan Tian

Bitcoin markets could rise as high as $3,900, according to a recent client note from investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Japan to Test Blockchain for Government Contract System

| Chuan Tian

Japan is reportedly looking to integrate blockchain into its online systems for accepting government contract bids.

China’s Central Bank Opens New Digital Currency Research Institute

| Chuan Tian

The People's Bank of China released the official address and other details about its new cryptocurrency research institute this week.

Electronics Giant LG is Testing R3’s Distributed Ledger Software

| Chuan Tian

A subsidiary of multinational electronics firm LG has announced it intends to investigate blockchain use cases in finance.

Asus Announces New Graphics Cards Focused on Cryptocurrency Mining

| Chuan Tian

One of the world's largest technology hardware makers has released new graphics cards (GPUs) aimed at the cryptocurrency mining market.