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

Hong Kong Exchange ‘Hesitant’ to Approve Bitmain IPO, Says Source

| Wolfie Zhao

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is reluctant to approve the IPO applications of Chinese bitcoin mining equipment manufacturers, according to a person…

Cheap Power Is Luring Battered Bitcoin Miners to Iran

| Wolfie Zhao

Some crypto miners are looking to Iran for its low-cost power – but the path to setting up shop in the country is anything but simple.

$35 Million: Sequoia Backs Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Project

| 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.