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, 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.

Ex-Coinbase CTO Is Behind Mysterious, Sources Say

| Zack Seward and Brady Dale

"Nakamoto is bitcoin country. HODL or GTFO." Sources tell CoinDesk this is the new project from former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan.

VP of Engineering Tim Wagner Becomes Latest Exec to Leave Coinbase

| Zack Seward and Brady Dale

Coinbase is losing three high-ranking engineering staffers, CoinDesk has learned, including VP of engineering Tim Wagner.

Multicoin Leads $20 Million Round for Speed-Focused Solana Blockchain

| Zack Seward

Claiming it can handle many more transactions per second than existing blockchains, Solana has raised capital to ramp up development.

Too Sick for Buffett Lunch, Justin Sun Attends Tron Influencer Party in SF

| Zack Seward

Justin Sun said he postponed the Buffett lunch due to kidney stones. But that didn't stop him from briefly mingling at a Tron party Thursday night.

ShapeShift’s New Platform Aims to Make Crypto Self-Custody as Easy as Coinbase

| Zack Seward

ShapeShift’s new one-stop shop for non-custodial crypto management is launching out of private beta today.

Rep. Waters: US Can’t Let Facebook’s Crypto ‘Compete With the Dollar’

| Zack Seward

Appearing on CNBC Thursday, the chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee doubled down on her calls for Facebook to halt Libra development.

Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Targeting 1.7 Billion Unbanked

| Zack Seward and Nikhilesh De

Facebook's newly unveiled Libra blockchain is tackling remittances at first, but it could have a much broader impact.

Square Hires Ex-Google Director as First Member of New Crypto Team

| Zack Seward

Square has hired former Google director and Bitcoin Optech contributor Steve Lee as the first member of its new crypto team.

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Coinbase Adds DAI as First Stablecoin in Crypto Exchange’s Earn Program

| Zack Seward

Fresh on the heels of the addition of EOS, Coinbase is adding ethereum stablecoin DAI to its Earn program.

More Details Emerge on Team Behind Facebook’s Secretive Blockchain

| Zack Seward

News outlets are beginning to identify key staffers behind Facebook's "GlobalCoin" project.