Zack Seward

Zack Seward is the managing editor in charge of CoinDesk's startup coverage. He was previously the editor-in-chief of Technical.ly, a network focused on local tech communities on the U.S. East Coast. Prior to that, Seward worked as a reporter covering business and technology for a pair of NPR member stations, WHYY in Philadelphia and WXXI in Rochester, New York. Seward originally hails from San Francisco and went to college at the University of Chicago. He worked at the PBS NewsHour in Washington, D.C., before attending Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.

AngelList Spin-Off CoinList Announces First Token Sale of 2019

| Zack Seward

Decentralized data-sharing network Ocean Protocol will be CoinList's first token sale of 2019.

Facebook Beefs Up Its Blockchain Efforts With Startup Hires

| Zack Seward

Facebook appears to be doubling down on its blockchain efforts with the hiring staffers from smart-contract startup Chainspace.

Glyph Partners With 3 Crypto Firms for Accredited-Investor Checks

| Zack Seward

With many decentralized-identity efforts facing adoption challenges, Glyph's first step – accredited-investor checks – is intentionally niche.

XRP Market Cap May Be Overstated by Billions, Messari Report Estimates

| Zack Seward and Stan Higgins

A new report from Messari estimates that the true market capitalization and circulating supply of XRP is markedly less than what most data sources…

Coinbase Acquires Andreessen Horowitz–Backed Startup Blockspring

| Zack Seward

Blockspring, a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs, has been acquired by Coinbase.

Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto

| Zack Seward

A new product from Bitwage makes it easier to handle payroll taxes when paying employees in bitcoin or ether.

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How the US Government Shutdown Is Halting Crypto Progress on Wall Street

| Zack Seward and Nikhilesh De

A record-breaking government shutdown in the U.S. is pushing crypto policy decisions to the back burner.

Insiders Say ConsenSys Faces a Hurdle to 2019 Rebound: Joe Lubin’s Grip

| Zack Seward and Leigh Cuen

ConsenSys insiders say ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin will need to welcome more stakeholders into the fold for his startups to survive.

ShapeShift Lays Off 37 in Latest Crypto Industry Cutback

| Zack Seward and Brady Dale

Crypto exchange ShapeShift has announced a round of layoffs, cutting its staff by a third.

US Lawmakers Seek Sanctions Against Iran’s Cryptocurrency Efforts

| Zack Seward

A bill introduced this week in Congress takes a hard line on Iran's efforts to develop its own sovereign cryptocurrency.