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).

BitHalo: Smart Contracts Without the Block Chain Bloat

| Stan Higgins

Decentralized platform BitHalo enables the creation of trustless, two-party transactions and smart contracts.

Wikipedia Raises $140k in First Week of Bitcoin Donations

| Stan Higgins

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, has reported $140k in first-week bitcoin donations.

Nasdaq Exec: Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust Could Be Significant for ETF Industry

| Stan Higgins

A senior Nasdaq executive is speaking out about the potential impact of the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF on the ETF industry.

Bitcoin Foundation Seeks to Extend Comment Period for New York’s BitLicense

| Stan Higgins

The Bitcoin Foundation has joined a growing chorus of advocates calling for a BitLicense comment period extension.

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New Conference to Highlight Isle of Man’s Growing Bitcoin Economy

| Stan Higgins

The Crypto Valley Summit will bring together bitcoin speakers and thinkers on burgeoning cryptocurrency hub, the Isle of Man.

Second Round Winners Named in MIT Bitcoin App Contest

| Stan Higgins

MIT BitComp, a summer-long, app-creation competition at the prestigious university, has named its second-round winners.

Dogecoin to Allow Litecoin Merge Mining in Network Security Bid

| Stan Higgins

The dogecoin development team is integrating auxiliary proof-of-work, allowing litecoin miners to mine DOGE.

GHash Mining Pool Generates $250 Million in Bitcoin in One Year

| Stan Higgins

Bitcoin mining pool operator GHash.io has generated roughly 400,000 BTC in just over 12 months of operation.

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HashPlex Launches Hydropowered Miner Hosting Facility

| Stan Higgins

HashPlex has officially launched its new purpose-built and environmentally friendly mining hardware-hosting facility in Seattle.

All Things Alt: Starcraft Goes Crypto, Urocoin’s Future and a Mining Pool Prohibition

| Stan Higgins

The minerals community is sponsoring a StarCraft II tournament while Bitcoin Talk is restricting altcoin pool advertisements.