Ian Allison

Ian Allison

Ian Allison is a senior reporter at CoinDesk, focused on institutional and enterprise adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Prior to that, he covered fintech for the International Business Times in London and Newsweek online. He won the State Street Data and Innovation journalist of the year award in 2017, and was runner up the following year. He also earned CoinDesk an honourable mention in the 2020 SABEW Best in Business awards. His November 2022 FTX scoop, which brought down the exchange and its boss Sam Bankman-Fried, won a Polk award, Loeb award and New York Press Club award. Ian graduated from the University of Edinburgh. He holds ETH.

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Paradigm co-founder Fred Ehrsam (Brady Dale/CoinDesk)
Paradigm Special Counsel Has Left the Crypto-Focused VC Firm
Rodrigo Seira has rejoined Cooley LLP, the law firm where he worked previously, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Paradigm co-founder Fred Ehrsam (Brady Dale/CoinDesk)
Fireblocks sign at Miami airport during Bitcoin Miami conference in 2022. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Crypto Custody Firm Fireblocks Now Offers DeFi Threat Detection for Institutions
The dApp Protection and Transaction Simulation products can check decentralized applications across 40+ blockchains via WalletConnect, Fireblocks’ browser extension, and MetaM...
Fireblocks sign at Miami airport during Bitcoin Miami conference in 2022. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
FalconX Chief Executive Officer Raghu Yarlagadda (FalconX)
Crypto Trader FalconX Unveils Institution-Friendly Custody, Trading and Credit Services
Derivatives exchange Deribit is the first to integrate FalconX’s Prime Connect.
FalconX Chief Executive Officer Raghu Yarlagadda (FalconX)
DeFi, T-bill, Yield, Paradigm
Crypto Exchange Woo X Claims a First With Tokenized Treasury Bills for Retail Investors
The Woo X RWA Earn Vaults have been built in partnership with institutional tokenization firm OpenTrade.
DeFi, T-bill, Yield, Paradigm
Grayscale ad (Grayscale)
Grayscale's Planned Mini Bitcoin ETF Will Have a 0.15% Fee, the Lowest Among Spot Bitcoin ETFs
Grayscale said it will contribute 10% of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) assets to the Bitcoin Mini Trust.
Grayscale ad (Grayscale)
Kraken (DreamStudio/CoinDesk)
Kraken Is Buying TradeStation Crypto, Expanding Cryptocurrency Exchange's U.S. Reach
The takeover, which hasn't been previously disclosed publicly, expands the cryptocurrency exchange's regulatory licensing in the U.S.
Kraken (DreamStudio/CoinDesk)
Paul Frambot, CEO Morpho Labs (Morpho)
DeFi’s Path to Mass Adoption Goes Through Fintech Firms, Centralized Exchanges, Morpho Labs Chief Says
Paul Frambot, CEO of DeFi lending firm Morpho Labs, says fintechs, having relied on traditional finance rails until now, are all optimizing for layer-2 infrastructure.
Paul Frambot, CEO Morpho Labs (Morpho)
OKX's Tim Byun (OKX)
OKX 'OG' Execs Tim Byun and Wei Lan Leave Crypto Exchange
Byun, who spent two years as CEO of Okcoin, had built out a global government relations role; Wei Lan was head of product for the exchange.
OKX's Tim Byun (OKX)
Different paths (Unsplash)
Tether, Circle Diverge on How to Tackle Global Patchwork of Stablecoin Rules
The two largest digital dollar providers have chosen different paths in dealing with a perceived lack of global clarity on stablecoin rules: Circle is looking to U.S. lawmaker...
Different paths (Unsplash)
Metaco's management team (Metaco)
Ripple-Owned Metaco Sees Most of Execs and Marketing Teams Depart: Source
Since being acquired by Ripple last year, Metaco has now lost its CTO, Angel Nunez, its head of sales, Craig Perrin, and product marketing lead Mei Li Powell, as well as marke...
Metaco's management team (Metaco)