Ian Allison

Ian is a reporter at CoinDesk. Prior to that he covered fintech at International Business Times and Newsweek. He is the State Street Data and Innovation Journalist of the Year 2017. Ian purchased a very small amount of DAO tokens but did not reclaim them. He does not currently hold value in any digital currencies or projects (See: Editorial Policy) Follow Ian: @ianallison123. Email: ian@coindesk.com

Fund Seeks $200 Million to Help Startups Survive a Crypto Winter

| Ian Allison

David Johnston’s new Yeoman’s Growth Capital will invest exclusively in live blockchain projects.

Crypto Trading Platform ErisX Hires Serial Exchange Founder Matt Trudeau

| Ian Allison

Matt Trudeau, who has overseen some 10 global market launches, has joined crypto trading firm ErisX as chief strategy officer.

BitGo Brings Banker Out of Retirement to Lead Institutional Crypto Custody

| Ian Allison

Ex-Banker Dick Corcoran will oversee billions of dollars in value as CEO of the recently formed BitGo Trust Company.

R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

R3 has launched the Corda Settler, an app aimed to facilitate global crypto payments within enterprise blockchains – and it's starting with XRP.

Banking Giant State Street Is Waiting on Client Demand for Crypto Custody

| Ian Allison

State Street bank says there's no sense of urgency yet from clients for it to move into safeguarding crypto assets.

Fidelity Looking to Expand Digital Asset Trading Beyond Bitcoin and Ether

| Ian Allison

Fidelity Investments is looking to expand its institutional crypto asset platform to include trading services for the top five to seven…

Amber Baldet: Don’t Force Public Blockchains ‘Down Enterprises’ Throats’

| Ian Allison

Until there are well-designed privacy features for enterprise applications on public chains, it's premature for firms to use them, says Amber Baldet.

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The Crypto Insurance Market May Total $6 Billion. That’s Nowhere Near Enough

| Ian Allison

There is less than $5 billion of global capacity to insure crypto wallets held in custody. Coinbase has secured a significant chunk of that.

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15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing

| Ian Allison

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation is now testing its main blockchain project with 15 global banks, before taking the tech live in 2019. 

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PwC Is Advising (Not Auditing) Another Stablecoin Project

| Ian Allison

PwC's Hong Kong division is exploring best practices for issuing stablecoins with non-profit Loopring Foundation. Auditing, though, is another matter.