Stan Higgins

A member of CoinDesk's full-time Editorial Staff since 2014, Stan has long been at the forefront of covering emerging developments in blockchain technology. Stan has previously contributed to financial websites, and is an avid reader of poetry. Email: stan@coindesk.com. Stan does not currently hold value in any digital currencies or projects (See: Editorial Policy).

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Yes, This Wu-Tang Clan-Themed Cryptocurrency Is Actually Happening

| Stan Higgins

The cryptocurrency being launched by the estate of the late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB) is soon to see a public pre-sale.

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CME: Average Daily Volume for Bitcoin Futures Grew 41% in Q3

| Stan Higgins

Average daily volumes for bitcoin futures trading saw a significant jump in the third quarter compared to the last period, according to CME Group.

Regulators Sue ICO Company That Falsely Claimed SEC Approval

| Stan Higgins

The SEC is suing an ICO organizer and his company, alleging that they claimed the agency had approved its sale.

Twitter Promoted a Fake Elon Musk Crypto Giveaway Scam

| Stan Higgins

A verified Twitter account masquerading as Elon Musk was used to publish and circulate a promoted tweet for a crypto scam Thursday.

SEC Asks Court to Enforce Subpoena in ICO Inquiry

| Stan Higgins

The SEC is trying to subpoena an investment trust company as part of a probe into alleged fraud involving claims of a $100 million ICO.

US Senators Seek Stronger Sanctions on Venezuela’s ‘Petro’ Cryptocurrency

| Stan Higgins

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing for tighter sanctions against Venezuela's state-backed cryptocurrency, known as the petro.

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Circle Eyes Crypto Securities Bid With Crowdfunding Site Acquisition

| Stan Higgins

Crypto company Circle is reportedly moving to acquire SeedInvest, a crowdfunding platform for startups.

Crypto Mining for Political Campaigns? A US Elections Agency Is Considering It

| Stan Higgins

US election officials are considering a request that, if approved, would let people contribute to political campaigns by mining cryptocurrencies.

Bill Clinton: Over-Regulation Could Kill Blockchain’s ‘Golden Goose’

| Stan Higgins and David Floyd

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton highlighted the need to avoid too much regulation of new technologies like blockchain on Monday.

A Bitcoin Mining Moratorium Was Just Avoided in Montana

| Stan Higgins

Officials in Missoula County, Montana, will investigate regulations around bitcoin mining despite local demands for a moratorium.