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

ether, ethereum

Sparkpool to Freeze Mysterious 2,100 Ether Mining Payout for Now

| Wolfie Zhao

Mining pool Sparkpool says it's temporarily freezing an unusually high mining payout worth $300,000 in case it was sent in error.

You Can Now Test Binance’s Decentralized Crypto Exchange

| Wolfie Zhao

Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.

Elon Musk Calls Bitcoin ‘Brilliant,’ Better Than Paper Money for Value Transfer

| Wolfie Zhao

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has gone public with his belief that crypto offers an improved alternative to conventional money.

Mining Giant Bitmain Posts $500 Million Loss in IPO Financial Filing

| Wolfie Zhao

Cryptocurrency mining and manufacturing giant Bitmain lost about $500 million in the third quarter of 2018, CoinDesk has learned.

canaan, mining

Co-Founder Quits Avalon Mining Chip Maker Canaan Over ‘Differences’

| Wolfie Zhao

Xiangfu Liu has left the board and management team of Canaan Creative, maker of the Avalon crypto miner.

Cryptos Could Challenge ‘Any Financial Framework’: New FSB Chair

| Wolfie Zhao

The new chair of the Financial Stability Board has said cryptocurrencies are a challenge to his agency's work.

NYSE Parent ICE Anticipates Over $20 Million Spend on Bakkt This Year

| Wolfie Zhao

NYSE parent firm Intercontinental Exchange is likely to spend over $20 million building its bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt in 2019.

Chinese Mining Giant Bitmain Is Closing Another Overseas Office

| Wolfie Zhao

China-based crypto mining giant Bitmain has confirmed the closure of its Amsterdam office as part of ongoing business adjustments.

Blockchain Water Purifier? New China Mobile Appliance Earns You Tokens

| Wolfie Zhao

A water purifier launched by China Mobile is connected to the internet of things and will reward usage with crypto tokens.

E-Commerce Giant DMM Quits Cryptocurrency Mining Business

| Wolfie Zhao

Japanese e-commerce giant DMM.com is in the process of winding down its cryptocurrency mining business due to the crypto market slump.