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).

Apple Hints at Behind-the-Scenes Blockchain Work in New SEC Filing

| Stan Higgins

A new SEC filing from Apple offers a few clues about the tech company's work with blockchain, specifically in the supply chain area.

Government Death Certificate Says QuadrigaCX CEO Died in India

| Stan Higgins and Yogita Khatri

An Indian government-issued death certificate corroborates the passing of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten in early December.

Iran Could Ban Bitcoin for Payments, Central Bank Report Suggests

| Stan Higgins and Leigh Cuen

The Iranian central bank has drafted a new report outlining cryptocurrency regulations in the country.

XRP Market Cap May Be Overstated by Billions, Messari Report Estimates

| Stan Higgins and Zack Seward

A new report from Messari estimates that the true market capitalization and circulating supply of XRP is markedly less than what most data sources…

Overstock’s tZERO Begins Distributing Its Security Token to Investors

| Stan Higgins

Investors who bought tZERO's security token in a sale last year are set to gain access to their holdings, the Overstock-backed trading platform said…

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Beam Announces ‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Mimblewimble Crypto’s Wallet

| Stan Higgins and Christine Kim

The Beam privacy coin's development team announced a "critical" vulnerability discovered in its wallet software Wednesday, telling users to remove…

US Lawmakers File Bill to Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws

| Stan Higgins

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to exempt cryptocurrencies and certain other digital assets from securities laws.

SEC Chair Clayton: Crypto ETF Needs Exchanges ‘Free From Manipulation’

| Stan Higgins and Nikhilesh De

Token issuers looking to fund their businesses with the proceeds should "start with the assumption that it's a securities offering," according to the…

El-Erian: Crypto Will Become ‘More Widespread’ But Not ‘Dominant’

| Stan Higgins

Mohamed El-Erian, the chief economic advisor for Allianz, said Tuesday that he believes cryptocurrencies will become more “widespread” but as…

ICE Founder: ‘We’re Kind of Agnostic’ on Bitcoin’s Price

| Stan Higgins

ICE founder and chairman Jeffrey Sprecher and Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler took to the stage during CoinDesk's Consensus: Invest event on Tuesday.