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).

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Just Officially Filed for an IPO

| Stan Higgins and Wolfie Zhao

Bitmain, the Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant, has officially filed an application to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). 

Google to Allow Ads for ‘Regulated’ Crypto Exchanges Next Month

| Stan Higgins

Google has revealed that it will begin allowing cryptocurrency exchange advertisements in the U.S. and Japan, starting in October.

Japan Regulators Seek Answers in Wake of Zaif’s $60 Million Crypto Hack

| Stan Higgins

Japan's top financial regulator is seeking answers from the operator of the Zaif cryptocurrency exchange.

Regulation News Still Moves Bitcoin Prices, BIS Report Says

| Stan Higgins

A new report from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) contends that bitcoin markets are swayed by news events related to regulation.

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Australia’s Securities Watchdog Has Halted 5 ICOs Since April

| Stan Higgins

Australia's securities regulator said late last week that it has halted five initial coin offerings (ICOs) in as many months.

Messaging Giant LINE Unveils Ambitious Plan for Crypto Token Ecosystem

| Stan Higgins

LINE has revealed new details of its plan to launch a crypto-token economy by the end of this year.

Commodity Traders, Major Banks Back New Blockchain Platform

| Stan Higgins

A group of commodity traders and financial institutions have unveiled a new blockchain venture.

Digital Assets Don’t Change Reporting Needs, SEC’s Top Accountant Says

| Stan Higgins

The arrival of cryptos doesn't alter the need to maintain proper accounting records, the SEC's Wesley Bricker said Monday.

Landmark Crypto Crime Case Ends With Jail Sentence for GAW CEO

| Stan Higgins

GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a wire fraud charge.

SEC Hits Crypto Asset Fund and ‘ICO Superstore’ With Penalties

| Stan Higgins, Christine Kim and Anna Baydakova

The SEC announced twin agreements with two different cryptocurrency-related companies