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).

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.

young dirty

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.

CME, exchange

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.

circle, startup

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.