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

Digital Asset’s Europe Head Is Latest to Leave Enterprise Blockchain Startup

| Ian Allison

The upheaval continues at Digital Asset, with the news that Gavin Wells will step down as head of Europe.

BitGo Offering $100 Million in Crypto Insurance Through Lloyd’s of London

| Ian Allison

BitGo is providing $100 million of cover against theft of digital assets or the loss of cryptographic keys via Lloyd’s of London.

Crypto Trader Cumberland Upgrades from Skype to Wall Street Interface

| Ian Allison

Crypto market maker Cumberland is upgrading from trading by Skype to modern-day Wall Street-style screen-based interactions.

‘Already Live’: Signature Bank Is Moving Millions on a JPMorgan-Like Private, Dollar-Backed Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

While crypto-land is abuzz about JPMorgan’s plan to move dollars via blockchain, a smaller New York bank is already doing this.

Digital Asset Loses Second CTO in 6 Months as Startup Shake-up Continues

| Ian Allison

James Powell, CIO and CTO of engineering at Digital Asset, has left the enterprise blockchain startup after just six months.

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Is Forming a ‘Token Task Force’

| Ian Allison

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is forming a task force to create business-grade standards for tokenized assets.

Blockchain Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis Raises $30 Million

| Ian Allison

The Series B funding was led by seasoned VC firm Accel and included investment from Benchmark, which led the firm's $16m Series A.

Oracle’s First Dozen Cloud Blockchain Applications Are Now Live

| Ian Allison

The software giant now has up to a dozen enterprise customers using live blockchain applications.

High School Team Places Third in Barclays Blockchain Challenge Event

| Ian Allison

A U.K. school won third place in a blockchain interoperability hackathon hosted by Clearmatics at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in London.

SWIFT Chief Announces Trial DLT Integration With R3

| Ian Allison

Global banking payments network SWIFT says it plans a trial integration with DLT provider R3.