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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Anchorage co-founder and CEO Nathan McCauley (CoinDesk)
Anchorage Crypto Custody Clients Get Investment Returns Via Deal With Cumberland-Backed Hashnote
Hashnote Harbor will enable clients to earn yields on digital commodities without the assets ever leaving the custody of Anchorage Digital.
Anchorage co-founder and CEO Nathan McCauley (CoinDesk)
Michael Higgins, global head of business development at Hidden Road (Hidden Road)
Prime Broker Hidden Road Adds Major Crypto Exchanges, Expands Use of BlackRock’s BUIDL Token
Hidden Road is now integrated with Coinbase International Exchange, OKX, Deribit, Bitfinex, AsiaNext, SIX Digital Exchange and Bullish.
Michael Higgins, global head of business development at Hidden Road (Hidden Road)
Crossover Markets cofounders (left to right): Anthony Mazzarese (CCO),  Brandon Mulvihill (CEO),  Vladislav Rysin (CTO) (Crossover Markets)
Crypto Execution-Only Platform Crossover Markets Raises $12M
The Series A round was led by Illuminate Financial and DRW Venture Capital.
Crossover Markets cofounders (left to right): Anthony Mazzarese (CCO),  Brandon Mulvihill (CEO),  Vladislav Rysin (CTO) (Crossover Markets)
(l-r) Zodia Custody CEO Julian Sawyer, Kraken MTF CEO Mark Jennings, Komainu COO Suzanne Hubble (AIM Summit)
Kraken’s Derivatives Arm Joins Copper’s Crypto Settlement Network
Copper’s ClearLoop provides institutions with connectivity to OKX, Bybit, Deribit, BIT, Gate.io, Bitfinex, Bitget and PowerTrade, with Bitstamp and Bitmart soon to go live.
(l-r) Zodia Custody CEO Julian Sawyer, Kraken MTF CEO Mark Jennings, Komainu COO Suzanne Hubble (AIM Summit)
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Don't Tell Anyone, but Private Blockchains Handle Over $1.5T of Securities Financing a Month
Permission-based repo ledgers are among the most successful applications of blockchain technology.
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Fireblock will offer Tres' accounting products to its clients as blockchain data enters the corporate world. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Adds ‘One-Click’ Audits, Tax Reporting
Software from Web3 accounting company Tres works with a wide range of digital asset networks, and can be integrated with accounting software such as QuickBooks, Xero and NetSu...
Fireblock will offer Tres' accounting products to its clients as blockchain data enters the corporate world. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
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Swiss National Bank and SDX Delve Deeper Into CBDCs, Tokenized Securities
The next two-year phase of Project Helvetia will see other financial institutions and types of transactions join the party.
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National Australia Bank (Shutterstock)
National Australia Bank’s Venture Arm Invests in Crypto-Focused Zodia Custody
Zodia Custody established operations in Australia in late 2023
National Australia Bank (Shutterstock)
Hollywood Sign (Topher/Flickr).
Consensys Helps Decentralize Hollywood With Film.io and VillageDAO Partnership
Film.io is the first partner to join VillageDAO, a smart contract framework and service provider for Web3 communities.
Hollywood Sign (Topher/Flickr).
Worldcoin's iris-scanning orb (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Coinbase's Former Head of Communications Joins Worldcoin
Elliott Suthers has joined biometric data and crypto firm Worldcoin.
Worldcoin's iris-scanning orb (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)