People

Grayscale Hires David LaValle to Be ETF Head

The world’s largest digital asset manager is starting to assemble its ETF team.

People  ·  4 August 2021

Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni Hires Top Attorney to Battle Extradition to South Africa on Fraud Charges

Spagni has hired Brian Klein, a leading crypto trial attorney, to handle his case.

People  ·  3 August 2021
Argo Blockchain

Argo CEO Named Interim Chairman With US Share Sale Planned

Earlier this month the company submitted a draft registration statement to the SEC for the sale of American Depositary Shares.

People  ·  29 July 2021
China

Justin Sun Joins Research Project at Communist Party School

Justin Sun flaunted his new partnership with the CCP on social media.

People  ·  27 July 2021
Bitcoin

Elon Is ‘In It for the Profit Motive’: An Interview With Google’s Neel Mehta

Crypto will become part of the establishment, says bestselling author Neel Mehta. But bubbles, revolutions and a billionaire's tweetstorms come first.

People  ·  22 July 2021
Bitstamp

Bitstamp Names Kraken Veteran Zagotta as New US Chief Executive

Robert Zagotta will oversee daily operations and look to grow the exchange's U.S. business.

People  ·  21 July 2021
Hires

Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Appoints Martin Piszel as CEO

Piszel succeeds Stacey Hoisak who becomes president and chief legal officer at the company.

People  ·  20 July 2021
Jack Mallers

Strike’s Jack Mallers on Fixing the Fiat Problem

Jack Mallers discusses Bitcoin, El Salvador and how Strike can capture the power of open networks to spread further than fintech.

People  ·  15 July 2021
Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin Is Involved in a New Documentary About Ethereum

“Ethereum: The Infinite Garden” is trying to raise 750 ETH through the crypto crowdfunding site Mirror.

People  ·  14 July 2021
Newsletters

CryptoPunks Get Punked

Conceptual artist Ryder Ripps minted his own version of a CryptoPunk and was summarily hit with a copyright notification.

People  ·  6 July 2021
DAOs

Fashion Redefines Finance: The Logic of Digital Luxury

Success in the new world of finance requires understanding the internet zeitgeist and how media content becomes popular and unpopular, says our columnist.

People  ·  6 July 2021
Newsletters

Why I’m Skeptical of FATF’s ‘Extreme Right Wing’ Watch

The existence of hate organizations should not give grounds for increased financial surveillance.

People  ·  30 June 2021
Bitcoin

‘They’d Rather Buy Bitcoin and Take That Risk’: An Interview With Paxful’s Nena Nwachukwu

Last year’s End SARS protests over police brutality were a catalyst for Bitcoin adoption in Nigeria, says Nwachukwu, ahead of CoinDesk’s Crypto State event.

People  ·  30 June 2021
Gaming

Dogecoin Millionaire Wants to Bring Back Culture of Giving With New Game

Gary Lachance, an early dogecoin backer and founder of the Decentralized Dance Party, is giving away 1 million doge to seed his latest venture.

People  ·  30 June 2021
Fraud

Gerald Cotten and Quadriga: Unraveling Crypto’s Biggest Mystery

A new podcast series gets inside the head of Gerald Cotten, the disgraced former head of Quadriga. It's not a pretty place.

People  ·  29 June 2021