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.

China’s Central Bank Vows to Push for Blockchain in Five-Year Plan

| Chuan Tian

The People's Bank of China has indicated it intends to support the continued development of blockchain tech as part of a new strategic plan.

Blockchain Research Lab to Combat Financial Fraud in Shenzhen

| Chuan Tian

A group of universities in China are teaming up to research blockchain technology and its potential impact on financial fraud.

Bank of China, Tencent to Trial Blockchain in New Research Effort

| Chuan Tian

The Bank of China is partnering with Tencent, one of the country's biggest internet companies, to trial blockchain tech in financial applications.

Ukrainian Government to Start Blockchain Land Registry Trial in October

| Chuan Tian

The Ukraine government has revealed plans to trial a land registry system underpinned by blockchain technology.

Porsche Names Winner of Blockchain Startup Contest

| Chuan Tian

German automaker Porsche has revealed the winner of a blockchain startup competition first announced in April.

Illinois Government Sponsors Month-Long Blockchain Hackathon

| Chuan Tian

The state of Illinois is continuing to engage with blockchain innovators, this time by throwing a month-long hackathon.

Bitfury Inks Deal With DC Firm in Blockchain Insurance Push

| Chuan Tian

Bitfury has formed a new partnership focused on the insurance intermediation market with a Washington, DC-based insurance advisory firm.

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IMF Explores ICOs and Central Bank Coins in New Blockchain Note

| Chuan Tian

A new research note from the IMF digs deep into blockchain, touching on topics in the technology's development both new and old.

Warning: Cryptocurrency Scams Are Posing as China’s Central Bank

| Chuan Tian

The central bank of China has issued a new warning over fraudulent activities in the cryptocurrency sector.

Financial Firms Offer Diverse Blockchain Views in European Commission Response

| Chuan Tian

With a public comment period over, financial firms are beginning to publish remarks submitted to the European Commission on DLT.