Pete Rizzo

Pete Rizzo is Editor for CoinDesk, the global leader in blockchain news, where he oversees production of both the daily news website, CoinDesk.com, and CoinDesk Research, its monthly report offerings. He was previously an Editor at payments news source PYMNTS.com. He has authored more than 1,000 stories for CoinDesk. Pete is an investor in bitcoin and ether and holds value in ZRX and RDN (See: Editorial Policy). Follow Pete: @pete_rizzo_ Email Pete: pete@coindesk.com.

I Underestimated Just How Many Subpoenas I Would Get

| Pete Rizzo and Evan Engel

The number of subpoenas early crypto companies got from misinformed government agencies was "staggering," says Bloq's Steve Beauregard.

‘Not a White Paper’: Marketing Document Details $1 Billion Bitfinex Token Sale

| Pete Rizzo

New details are emerging about a planned $1 billion token sale to be held by iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex and Tether, two cryptocurrency…

Blockstack Files With SEC to Raise $50 Million in Reg-A+ Crypto Token Sale

| Pete Rizzo

Blockstack has filed with the U.S. SEC to to conduct a $50 million token offering under the Regulation A+ framework

The Unbelievable Brilliance of Binance

| Pete Rizzo

Whatever people make of Binance, the company's success isn't just unprecedented, it's precedent-setting.

Road to Consensus with Jake Chervinsky: Crypto Twitter’s Favorite Lawyer

| Pete Rizzo

The First Car Purchased With Bitcoin Is Now the World’s Most Expensive Prius

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk takes a ride in the first car ever purchased with bitcoin – a Prius paid for with 1,000 BTC.

Bitcoin Is… Bitcoin Just Is What?

| Pete Rizzo

What is bitcoin? 40 experts show that 10 years later, it's still a question with a variety of answers.

Inside the Museum of Bitcoin: An Interactive Tour of Crypto History

| Pete Rizzo

We took a tour of the Museum of Bitcoin, a pop-up installation at The North American Bitcoin Conference 2019. It was a trip down memory lane.

Winklevoss Ordered to Pay $45K Worth of Charlie Shrem’s Legal Fees

| Pete Rizzo

The court filing is the latest in a high-profile lawsuit that has pitted three high-profile cryptocurrency industry personalities against each other.

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Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million

| Pete Rizzo

Kraken has inked a “nine-figure" deal that now makes it the only crypto exchange to offer regulated futures trading in Europe.