Wolfie Zhao

A member of the CoinDesk editorial team since June 2017, Wolfie now focuses on writing business stories related to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Twitter: @wolfiezhao. Email: wolfie@coindesk.com. Telegram: wolfiezhao

$35 Million: Sequoia, Baidu Ventures Back Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain

| Wolfie Zhao

Conflux, a scalable blockchain project with a Turing Award-winning co-founder, has raised $35 million from backers including Sequoia and Baidu.

Ping An’s New Pitch for Blockchain: Shared Ledger, But Banks Keep Clients

| Wolfie Zhao

Ping An, the Chinese insurance giant that built the eTradeConnect blockchain, is modifying the platform to give its 12 participating banks more…

600K Bitcoin Miners Shut Down in Last 2 Weeks, F2Pool Founder Estimates

| Wolfie Zhao

Between 600,000 and 800,000 bitcoin miners have shut down since mid-November amid declines in price and hashrate across the network, F2pool's founder…

Bitmain Denies Reports CEO Jihan Wu Ousted from Bitcoin Miner’s Board

| Wolfie Zhao

Mining giant Bitmain says CEO Jihan Wu still serves on its board, despite media reports to the contrary.

Bitcoin Miner Canaan’s IPO Likely Delayed After Hong Kong Filing Expires

| Wolfie Zhao

Canaan Creative's IPO may be in doubt as the bitcoin mining firm's filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has now lapsed.

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What Fork? Asian Traders Are Buying Bitcoin Cash

| Wolfie Zhao

While bitcoin cash is seeing an internal war ahead of Thursday's hard fork, traders in Asia are betting that the upgrade will result in "free money."

IDG-Backed Ethereum Wallet to Integrate With Ledger Device

| Wolfie Zhao

China-based imToken has revealed a solution it says will let Ledger hardware wallet users manage their assets in its mobile wallet app.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coincheck Reports Over $5 Million Loss in Q3

| Wolfie Zhao

Coincheck, the Japanese crypto exchange that suffered a $520 million hack in January, has reported increased losses for Q3 2018.

Most Central Banks Back Digital Currency If DLT Improved: IBM Survey

| Wolfie Zhao

A new IBM survey finds most central banks polled back issuing a wholesale digital currency, but are still uncertain about blockchain's efficiency.

Chinese Court Rules Bitcoin Should Be Protected as Property

| Wolfie Zhao

An arbitration body in China has said bitcoin should be legally protected as a property, despite the central bank's ban on crypto trading.