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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EU Authorities Shut Down Bitcoin Transaction Mixer

| Stan Higgins

A bitcoin transaction mixer has been seized and shut down by authorities in the European Union.

Two Charged With Running ‘Shadow Banking’ Service for Crypto Exchanges

| Stan Higgins

The U.S. government has sued two individuals in connection with a scheme to provide "shadow banking" services to unregulated crypto exchanges.

Ether Thief Found Stealing Funds With Weak Private Keys

| Stan Higgins

A security consultancy found that an unknown person or group has been undertaking a sophisticated scheme to steal ether from weakly-protected…

Blockchain Startup Filament Joins IoT Research Project Backed By Nevada

| Stan Higgins

Filament, a blockchain hardware startup, is now working on the University of Nevada, Reno's autonomous vehicle project.

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.