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).

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

SEC Says It Will ‘Review’ Bitcoin ETF Rejections

| Stan Higgins

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it will review the disapproval orders for nine bitcoin ETFs issued on Wednesday.

SEC Rejects 9 Bitcoin ETF Proposals

| Stan Higgins, Nikhilesh De and Muyao Shen

The SEC has issued rejections to bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, GraniteShares and Direxion.

SEC Slaps ‘Fraudulent’ ICO Founder With $30K Fine, Lifetime Ban

| Stan Higgins and Nikhilesh De

The SEC has issued a cease-and-desist along with a $30,000 penalty to the founder of a token sale it called "fraudulent."

Below $200 Billion: Crypto Market Sinks to New 2018 Low

| Stan Higgins

Falling prices have sent the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies below $200 billion.

Overstock Blockchain Spin-Off Raises $134 Million – With Millions More Committed

| Stan Higgins and Nikhilesh De subsidiary tZero raised $134 million in its security token offering, the company said Thursday.

$30 Billion Lost: 4 Stats That Show a Crypto Market in Decline

| Stan Higgins and Sam Ouimet

Wednesday was a tough day for the cryptocurrency market at large, as several data points collected by CoinDesk illustrate.

SEC Chief Got Into ‘Heated’ Debate on Crypto

| Stan Higgins

A newly released transcript from an SEC roundtable showcases the passionate discussion around crypto within the agency.