Zack Seward

Zack Seward is the managing editor in charge of CoinDesk's coverage of startups and venture capital. 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.

‘Facebook Coin’ Could Generate Billions in Revenue: Barclays Analyst

| Zack Seward

A note from Barclays analyst Ross Sandler sketches out how much Facebook might gain from developing its own cryptocurrency.

NEM Foundation Charts Path Forward After $8 Million Rescue, Major Cutbacks

| Zack Seward

The NEM Foundation is mapping out its survival plans in real time after a funding injection of roughly $8 million last month.

Facebook Plans Cryptocurrency Launch in First Half of 2019: NYT Report

| Zack Seward

A report from the New York Times says plans to launch a cryptocurrency product in the first half of 2019.

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.