One of CoinDesk's longest-tenured contributors, and now one of our news editors, Daniel has authored over 200 stories for the site. When not writing or editing, He likes to paint, play guitar, hammer steel and spin clay. Daniel, to his regret, holds a very small amount (<$100) of digital currencies (See: Editorial Policy).
Pablo Escobar’s Brother Says New Crypto Will Fund ‘Impeach Trump’ Effort
The brother of deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar has launched a cryptocurrency apparently targeting the impeachment of President Trump.
Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims Innocence as Trial Nears End
In his closing arguments in a Tokyo court, Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, said he did not embezzle funds.
Court Win for Bithumb Exchange in Case of Crypto Investor’s $355K Hack
A South Korean court has ruled in favor of the Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange after a user sued the firm over a $355,000 hack.
Coinbase CEO Armstrong Pledges to Give Crypto Wealth to Charitable Causes
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has joined other super-wealthy individuals in pledging to donate much of his net-worth to philanthropic causes.
Documents Suggest Tether Has Fiat Funds to Back Stablecoin: Report
Tether Ltd. may have the cash reserves to back up its 1.8 billion dollar-pegged tokens, says Bloomberg.
Iranian Official Says Blockchain Could Deliver Economic Boost
An Iranian official has reportedly said that integrating blockchain could bring a tech-based boost to the country's economy.
A Built-In Ethereum Wallet Just Got Added to Opera’s Browser
Opera has announced the public release of its "Web 3-ready" Android web browser featuring an ethereum wallet.
Vitalik Buterin Awarded Honorary Doctorate from University of Basel
The creator of ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has just been awarded an honorary doctorate for his work on blockchain innovation.
Bitcoin Mining Giant Holds Flash Sale to Celebrate Price ‘Bottom’
Bitcoin miner maker Canaan Creative has revealed it is temporarily cutting prices to "celebrate" bitcoin's recent price rise.
Nearly 500 Crypto Startups Bank at Silvergate, IPO Filing Reveals
The California-based operator of Silvergate Bank has detailed its relationships with the cryptocurrency industry as part of its IPO filing with the…