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

Ledger and Nomura’s Crypto Custody Launch May Be Delayed to 2020

| Ian Allison

Ledger's crypto custody venture with Japanese bank Nomura may take longer than expected to launch, the startup's president said.

Binance’s Singapore Fiat-to-Bitcoin Exchange Is Launching Next Week

| Ian Allison

Binance will launch its new fiat-to-crypto platform in Singapore next week, chief financial officer Wei Zhou said.

Microsoft, Ethereum Group Launch Token-Building Kit for Enterprises

| Ian Allison

Microsoft and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance have corralled major firms behind a new project to help businesses design and create tokens.

Digital Asset’s Smart Contract Language Now Works on Hyperledger Blockchains

| Ian Allison

Digital Asset is integrating its smart contract language into the Hyperledger Sawtooth enterprise blockchain platform.

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ING Bank Is Bringing Bitcoin ‘Bulletproofs’ to Private Blockchains

| Ian Allison

ING’s blockchain team is testing privacy tech called "bulletproofs," the latest in a series of such experiments at the global bank.

World’s Second-Largest Grocer Joins IBM Food Trust Blockchain

| Ian Allison

Albertsons Companies, the world's second-largest supermarket chain by sales, has joined IBM's food tracking blockchain.

GM, BMW Back Blockchain Data Sharing For Self-Driving Cars

| Ian Allison

General Motors will chair the next autonomous vehicle data markets working group, using blockchain to help share self-driving data.

Digital Asset Goes Open Source as Firm Eyes Closer Ties With Hyperledger

| Ian Allison

Blockchain startup Digital Asset is open sourcing its core software, in part to forge closer relations with other enterprise players.

$255 Million: Coinbase Confirms Extent of Crypto Insurance Coverage

| Ian Allison

Coinbase has revealed the details of its $255 million insurance policy for crypto held on customers' behalf.

PayPal Makes Its First-Ever Investment in a Blockchain Startup

| Ian Allison

Online payments giant PayPal has taken a stake in Cambridge Blockchain – its first investment in the blockchain space.