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

R3’s Marco Polo Trade Blockchain Takes Another Step Toward Production

| Ian Allison

The trade finance blockchain platform has passed another milestone in its development, with a successful pilot of real-time payment triggers.

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

| Ian Allison

Barclays is no longer banking Coinbase, resulting in delayed fiat withdrawals and deposits for the crypto exchange's U.K. users.

Binance’s CZ: Like It or Not, Facebook’s Libra Coin Is Poised for Mass Adoption

| Ian Allison

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao shares his thoughts on Facebook’s Libra and says Brexit is bullish for crypto in a wide-ranging interview.

Amazon Is Looking to Put Advertising Data on a Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Amazon is looking to hire a software engineer to integrate parts of its advertising business with a blockchain.

British Authorities Seek Data from Crypto Exchanges in Search of Tax Evaders

| Ian Allison

The U.K. tax authority is pressuring crypto exchanges to reveal customers' names and transaction histories in a bid to claw back unpaid taxes,…

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Ethereum Foundation Director’s New Role to Help Business Use Public Blockchain

| Ian Allison

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has appointed the executive director of the Ethereum Foundation to help drive its new "Mainnet Initiative."

Lenovo, Glaxo, Nokia: Big Names Join New IBM Blockchain

| Ian Allison

IBM's new supplier onboarding blockchain is launching with a slew of big names attached.

R3 Doubles London Office Space for Blockchain Hiring Spree

| Ian Allison

Enterprise blockchain firm R3 is doubling its office space in London to accommodate a hiring spree.

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Investors Can Now Trade Ether and British Pounds on the Same Blockchain

| Ian Allison

LAB577, a team of ex-Royal Bank of Scotland engineers, has built a system for settling crypto and fiat trades on R3's Corda Network.

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UK Finance Watchdog Issues Guidance on Regulation for Bitcoin and Crypto Assets

| Ian Allison

The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has finalized its guidance on crypto assets following a consultation which began in January.