Ian Allison

Ian Allison

Ian Allison is a senior reporter at CoinDesk, focused on institutional and enterprise adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Prior to that, he covered fintech for the International Business Times in London and Newsweek online. He won the State Street Data and Innovation journalist of the year award in 2017, and was runner up the following year. He also earned CoinDesk an honourable mention in the 2020 SABEW Best in Business awards. His November 2022 FTX scoop, which brought down the exchange and its boss Sam Bankman-Fried, won a Polk award, Loeb award and New York Press Club award. Ian graduated from the University of Edinburgh. He holds ETH.

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Ethereum's Biggest Enterprise Group Is Releasing New Software Specs
The largest blockchain consortium has released its latest round of specifications – the next steps to harmonizing the way big companies use ethereum.
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IBM and Maersk Struggle to Sign Partners to Shipping Blockchain
Since Maersk and IBM launched TradeLens 10 months ago, only one other carrier has joined the network. As those involved admit, that's not enough.
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Oxfam in Sri Lanka Will Use Ethereum to Deliver Microinsurance
Oxfam in Sri Lanka, part of the international aid group, has teamed up with blockchain startup Etherisc to bring affordable insurance to paddy rice farmers.
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Accenture Tech Now Connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum Blockchains
Accenture says its new "interoperability node" can connect the four big enterprise platforms: Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum and Digital Asset.
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ING Bank Launches Zero-Knowledge Tech for Blockchain Privacy
ING Bank has continued further down the road of advanced blockchain privacy with the release of its Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) solution.
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Startup Bringing Blockchain Privacy to Central Banks Wins $15 Million Funding
Blockchain startup Adhara, which aims to bring zero knowledge proofs to central bank systems, has secured $15 million in new funding from Consensys.
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Blockchain Refresh: Why KPMG's New Strategy Focuses on Customs
Big Four consultancy KPMG is expanding its blockchain activities beyond pure financial services work to explore a less-traveled path.
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BMW-Backed Blockchain Competition Offers Token Prizes for Auto Tech
The 4-month MOBI Grand Challenge kicks off on October 12, with prizes in the form of tokens donated by Ocean Protocol and Beyond Protocol.
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Blockchain Finance Startup Clearmatics Raises $12 Million in New Funding
Blockchain finance firm Clearmatics has closed a $12-million Series A funding round led by Route 66 Ventures.
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IBM's Food Blockchain Is Going Live With a Supermarket Giant on Board
IBM is taking its food-tracking blockchain into production and has already signed up European supermarket giant Carrefour.
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