Fran

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Fran Velasquez

Fran is a reporter on the Layer 2 team, the site's magazine section and contributes writing to the Node newsletter. Fran is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He studied anthropology and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In December 2021, he graduated from CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where he earned his master's in business and economics. He owns no crypto holdings.

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Kevin Zhou on UST's Roller-Coaster Ride and Where It Goes From Here

The Galois Capital co-founder foresaw the problems with UST, and joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss what could happen to it now.

The Galois Capital co-founder foresaw the problems with UST, and joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss what could happen to it now.

Ice Cube's Basketball League Is Taking on New 'Owners' With NFTs

VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk and rapper, actor & BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube joined CoinDesk's "First Mover" to discuss decentralized sports team ownership via NFTs.

VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk and rapper, actor & BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube joined CoinDesk's "First Mover" to discuss decentralized sports team ownership via NFTs.

Nicole Buffett on NFTs, Their Future and Explaining Them to Her Grandfather

NFTs are a new unit of value in the evolution of money, artist Nicole Buffett said on CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover.”

NFTs are a new unit of value in the evolution of money, artist Nicole Buffett said on CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover.”

5 Questions for Chris ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo

The ex Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief discusses regulation, digital dollars and financial inclusion. This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

The ex Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief discusses regulation, digital dollars and financial inclusion. This article is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

Aciertos y desafíos de bitcoin en El Salvador, según la compañía que facilitó su adopción

Athena Bitcoin implementó cajeros automáticos de bitcoin una semana después de que el presidente de El Salvador legalizara la criptomoneda como de curso legal. A pesar de problemas en el lanzamiento, la empresa sigue siendo optimista con el proyecto. Este artículo forma parte de la Payments Week de CoinDesk.

Athena Bitcoin implementó cajeros automáticos de bitcoin una semana después de que el presidente de El Salvador legalizara la criptomoneda como de curso legal. A pesar de problemas en el lanzamiento, la empresa sigue siendo optimista con el proyecto. Este artículo forma parte de la Payments Week de CoinDesk.

The Crypto Company Aiding El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption

Chicago-based Athena Bitcoin deployed bitcoin ATMs in El Salvador a week after the government legalized bitcoin as legal tender. Despite rollout problems, the company remains bullish on the project. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

Chicago-based Athena Bitcoin deployed bitcoin ATMs in El Salvador a week after the government legalized bitcoin as legal tender. Despite rollout problems, the company remains bullish on the project. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

Kevin O'Leary on Clean Bitcoin Mining, the Elon Musk-Twitter Conundrum

The future of the crypto mining industry is likely nuclear and hydro, the “Shark Tank” co-host said on CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover.”

The future of the crypto mining industry is likely nuclear and hydro, the “Shark Tank” co-host said on CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover.”

The Risks Behind LUNA-UST Stablecoin, According to a Bearish Academic

The Terra ecosystem's breakout success may be "unsustainable," University of Calgary law professor Ryan Clements said on CoinDesk TV's “First Mover.”

The Terra ecosystem's breakout success may be "unsustainable," University of Calgary law professor Ryan Clements said on CoinDesk TV's “First Mover.”

Derek Edward Schloss: Unlocking the Art Market

Twitter and video games were just a stepping stone for Derek Schloss into crypto. Five years later, the leading VC makes good on his "big unlock."

Twitter and video games were just a stepping stone for Derek Schloss into crypto. Five years later, the leading VC makes good on his "big unlock."