Aoyon Ashraf

Aoyon Ashraf

Aoyon Ashraf is CoinDesk's managing editor for Breaking News. He spent almost a decade at Bloomberg covering equities, commodities and tech. Prior to that, he spent several years on the sellside, financing small-cap companies. Aoyon graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in mining engineering. He holds ETH and BTC, as well as ALGO, ADA, SOL, OP and some other altcoins which are below CoinDesk's disclosure threshold of $1,000.

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Even as ETFs capture attention, Jan van Eck is focused on gas fees. (Creative Commons, modified by CoinDesk.)
VanEck CEO Says Transaction Fee Is Bigger Story Than Bitcoin or Ethereum ETFs
Jan Van Eck told CoinDesk TV's Jen Sanasie that not hearing back from the SEC is a sign that ETH exchange-traded funds likely wont make the May deadline.
Even as ETFs capture attention, Jan van Eck is focused on gas fees. (Creative Commons, modified by CoinDesk.)
Davide Ragusa/Unsplash/Modified by CoinDesk
Crypto Has 'Too Many Tokens' and Mergers Are Coming
M&As could give birth to tokens such as 'ShibaPepes' and 'FlokiDoges,' according to one expert.
Davide Ragusa/Unsplash/Modified by CoinDesk
Bahrain (Ajmal Shams/Unsplash)
Digital Asset Platform With Ex-Goldman Partner as Co-Founder Gets Bahrain Crypto License
ARP Digital says it's the "first and only central bank-licensed OTC service provider specialized in digital-asset structured products."
Bahrain (Ajmal Shams/Unsplash)
Paradigm co-founder Fred Ehrsam (Brady Dale/CoinDesk)
Crypto Venture Capital Firm Paradigm Looking to Raise Up to $850M for New Fund: Bloomberg
The VC is looking to raise between $750-$850 million, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar.
Paradigm co-founder Fred Ehrsam (Brady Dale/CoinDesk)
(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/Modified by CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried Sentencing: U.S. Attorney Damian Williams' Statement
"As a result of his unprecedented fraud, Bankman-Fried faces 25 years in prison, forfeiture of over a billion dollars and restitution to his victims."
(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/Modified by CoinDesk)
Heavily shorted crypto stocks like MicroStrategy could be poised to shoot up. (Mediamodifier/Pixabay)
Crypto Stocks Like MicroStrategy, Coinbase Could Shoot Up if Short Sellers Exit
They are "very squeezable" due to short sellers' large positions, according to a report by data analytics firm S3 Partners.
Heavily shorted crypto stocks like MicroStrategy could be poised to shoot up. (Mediamodifier/Pixabay)
Stronghold's Russelton plant (Aaron Kotowski/Stronghold)
Bitcoin Halving Is a ‘Show Me the Money’ Moment for Miners
With April’s “halving” set to cut mining rewards by half, Bitcoin miners are upgrading to more efficient mining machines, cutting costs, finding cheaper sources of power and...
Stronghold's Russelton plant (Aaron Kotowski/Stronghold)
Scott Graham, Unslpash/Modified by CoinDesk
Luxor Looks to Help Bitcoin Miners Hedge Halving Risk With New Hashrate Futures
The firm partnered with CFTC-approved exchange Bitnomial to offer cash-settled hashrate futures.
Scott Graham, Unslpash/Modified by CoinDesk
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)
Coinbase Plans $1B Bond Sale That Avoids Hurting Stock Investors, Copying Michael Saylor's Successful Bitcoin Playbook
The convertible notes Coinbase wants to sell include provisions aimed at aiding its stock investors.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)
NEAR rises ahead of Nvidia conference (Gerard Siderius/Unsplash)
Near Protocol's Token Almost Doubles in a Week, Ahead of Nvidia's AI Conference
Near Protocol will be only few crypto-related firm that will be presenting at Nvidia's conference next week.
NEAR rises ahead of Nvidia conference (Gerard Siderius/Unsplash)