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).

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Calls for ‘Clear Guidelines’ on Crypto

| Stan Higgins

U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has laid out his campaign's policy position on cryptocurrencies.

Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Opens Test Network to Public

| Stan Higgins

The test network for the Algorand blockchain platform – co-founded by MIT professor Silvio Micali – has been opened to the public.

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Exchange-Traded Products for XRP, Litecoin Go Live for EU Investors

| Stan Higgins

Exchange-traded products (ETPs) tied to XRP and litecoin have gone live on Nordic Growth Market, a unit of Borse Stuttgart.

Coinbase Soft Launches International Payments with XRP and USDC

| Stan Higgins

Coinbase seems to have launched a new service for international payments, offering its users free transfers when they use XRP and USDC.

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…