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 does not currently hold value in any digital currencies or projects (See: Editorial Policy).

Global Transaction

US Banks: Why We Embraced Ripple

| Stan Higgins

CoinDesk spoke with executives from CBW Bank and Cross River Bank about their recent Ripple protocol integration.


FTC: Butterfly Labs Case Not Part of ‘War on Bitcoin’

| Stan Higgins

FTC attorney Leah Frazier told CoinDesk that Butterfly Labs misrepresented itself when selling mining products.

ripple network

US Banks Announce Ripple Protocol Integration

| Stan Higgins

American banks CBW and Cross River are to be the first to adopt Ripple's open-source distributed transaction infrastructure.

US Government Shuts Down Embattled Mining Firm Butterfly Labs

| Stan Higgins

The Federal Trade Commission has shut down Butterfly Labs after a lengthy investigation into claims of fraud.

Bitcoin Dollar Launches US Dollar Deposits and Trading Pairs

| Stan Higgins

Digital currency exchange has added US dollar support, enabling deposits via bank wire transfers or payment cards.

Circuit Board

Mining Roundup: Litecoin’s Milestone, Lab Rat’s Lawsuit and BitFury’s Board Boost

| Stan Higgins

In this week's roundup, litecoin's hash rate jumps past 1 TH/s and Lab Rat faces a lawsuit.


Dogecoin Advocate Travels Ohio River Supported by Community Tips

| Stan Higgins

Dogecoin advocate Erik Barnum is traveling down the Ohio River supported by community donations.

Gold Fish

How Discus Fish Became China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool

| Stan Higgins

Chinese bitcoin mining pool Discus Fish opens up about regulation and its role in the bitcoin mining network.


Bitcoin Think Tank Coin Center Launches with Star-Studded Support

| Stan Higgins

Coin Center has launched to promote digital currency outreach, research and public policy activism.

Digital Money

Koinify Raises $1 Million for Smart Corporation Crowdfunding Platform

| Stan Higgins

Koinify has raised $1m in funding from IDG Capital Partners, Brock Pierce's AngelList syndicate, and zPark Ventures.