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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Blockchain for IoT: A Big Idea Meets Hard Design Questions
Cut through the tantalizing visions of cars with wallets trading with each other, and you'll find debates taking shape over nitty-gritty details.
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Big Insurers Are Uniting Behind R3's Blockchain Tech
The RiskBlock Alliance, whose members include insurance giants Chubb, Marsh and Liberty Mutual, has decided to build its blockchain on R3's Corda.
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Bankers Tout Trade Finance as the Sweet Spot for Blockchain
London's Blockchain Summit heard banks weigh the possible savings blockchain could bring to global trade – as well as noting the pain points.
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Banks Are Trying to Launch Crypto Assets with R3 Tech
Stealth project Cordite, led by the Royal Bank of Scotland, promises the equivalent of an ERC-20 token standard for R3's open-source Corda platform.
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Fur Real? Businesses Test CryptoKitties-Inspired Ethereum Tech
Startup Arianee believes the token technology can be used to help luxury brands create unique identities for bespoke handbags and expensive watches.
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HSBC Exec Warns 'Digital Islands' Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade
Blockchains should do for the global value chain what shipping containers did for transport of goods, says HSBC trade finance expert Vinay Mendonca.
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Public or Private? Blockchain Distinctions Are Falling Out of Fashion
"Convergence" means different things to different people in the blockchain space. But it's a word that's cropping up again and again.
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Taking Back Power: An Upstart Government Plans to Tokenize Energy
The plan is to incentivize solar power generation by circumventing rules inhibiting its adoption made by Madrid.
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IHS Markit Has A Plan to Tokenize A $1 Trillion Loan Market
IHS Markit is developing a blockchain-based system to handle cash payments in syndicated loans – and eventually, in a wider range of transactions.
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The Auto Industry Is Gearing Up for a Blockchain-Powered Future
Automotive executives are starting to wake up to the use cases of blockchain in the industry, but there's a way to go.
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