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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Nasdaq Said to Be Building Tool to Predict Crypto Price Movements
Nasdaq is said to be beta testing new cryptocurrency analysis tools geared toward institutional investors.
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IBM Makes Another Blockchain Identity Play With Health Data App
IBM is working with Hu-manity.co, whose Android and IOS mobile app gives users a title of ownership, akin to a property deed, for their personal data.
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R3 Rebuffed In Attempted Bid for Settlement Coin Blockchain Project
Blockchain tech provider R3 tried to take over one of the most well-known bank blockchain projects this June. The only problem? It didn't work.
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Microsoft Is Connecting Its Major Products to Blockchain – Here's Why
The software giant's Azure cloud division is building bridges between its blockchain services and other, widely used infrastructure and platforms.
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Lloyd's of London Makes Quiet Entrance Into Crypto Insurance Market
Just a month after issuing a warning about crypto assets, insurer Lloyd's of London is beginning to enter the business, a new partnership shows.
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$31 Million NEX Project Could Be Biggest Casualty of Blockchain Cuts
An investigation by CoinDesk has found a flagship blockchain project by NEX group has lost dozens of employees while racking up millions in costs.
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The Trick to Selling Blockchain Solutions? Don't Say 'Blockchain'
Once a sure way to get a meeting, startups building blockchain solutions are focusing more on the benefits of their products than the tech itself.
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Prime Trust Enters Crypto Custody Race, Will Hold 'Any' Ethereum Token
Prime Trust, a Nevada trust company, says it can handle custody for bitcoin, ether and any token issued on ethereum under the ERC-20 standard.
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At Bitcoin Cash Birthday Bash, Crypto Embraces the Strange
A gathering in London saw the cryptocurrency community cavort with cross-dressers and samurai dwarves, all in the name of history.
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94 Companies Join IBM and Maersk's Blockchain Supply Chain
TradeLens has attracted a wide variety of entities ranging from port operators and customs authorities to logistics companies and even rival carriers.
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