Aaron Stanley

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Reporter

I am an accomplished journalist with experience covering politics, economics and technology with a current focus on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

My current clients include CoinDesk, the leading publication covering blockchain technology, and several casino gaming trade outlets. I periodically write for the Financial Times, where I I worked for four years in Washington before moving on in 2015 to finish my Master's degree.

I am a Portuguese speaker and have a keen interest in Brazil, and I am always interested in new professional opportunities at the intersection of international affairs, technology and policy.

I am motivated to comprehend and express, make unique and distinctive contributions, excel and play a key role in a team environment.

I hold an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and a BA in Social Sciences from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN

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Hydro-Quebec Strikes Measured Approach To Bitcoin Mining
Sooner or later, everything in the world of crypto requires recalibration. That applies to the price of bitcoin, the blockchain hype cycle and the state-of-play for all of the...
Quebec Chief Scientist: Bitcoin 'Not A Magnet For Illicit Transactions'
The Chief Scientist of Canada's second most populous province says concerns that Bitcoin is being used for illicit activities like money laundering and tax evasion are largely...
New Blockchain Playbook Helps Governments Embrace The Tech And Cut Through Hype
The U.S. federal government is as potentially susceptible to blockchain hype as the rest of us, so ACT-IAC - a non-profit focused on advancing technology in government - has...
Security Token Blues: Key Secondary Market Trading, Custody Questions Still Linger
Despite a flurry of Reg D security token issuances by blockchain startups seeking to stay on the SEC's good side, critical infrastructure questions remain that render these...
Brazil To Allow Funds To 'Indirectly' Invest In Cryptocurrencies
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5 Takeaways From The GAO Fintech Report
In responding to a request from Congress, the Government Accountability Office released a 136 page report last week detailing the fintech regulation logjam in the United States...
Analyst: Don't Write Off Venezuelan Petro Implications
Ask anybody in crypto or blockchain circles about the Venezuelan petro and you'll likely get a predictable eyeroll response, but one former counterrorism analyst says the...
Juniper Research: B2B Money Transfer Space 'Ripe For Disruption'
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U.S. Chamber Warms To Blockchain, Fintech Solutions At Capital Markets Summit
The world's largest business group is taking a heightened interest in blockchain solutions and capital formation methods, particularly as the pace of commerce hastens and the...
DHS Official: Blockchain Hype Creating 'Tension' Between Tech Providers and Agencies
A Department of Homeland Security official issued a series of subtle warnings Tuesday morning at a congressional hearing that excessive hype and an arms race among blockchain...
SEC Official Offers New Hope For Utility Tokens In Congressional Testimony
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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Arizona Becomes First U.S. State To Launch Regulatory Sandbox For Fintech
Arizona has become the first state in the U.S. to adopt a "regulatory sandbox" to shepherd the development of new emerging industries like fintech, blockchain and...
Brazil Central Bank President Warns On Cryptocurrencies Ahead Of G20
While Bank of England Governor and Financial Stability Board chair Mark Carney may not see cryptocurrencies as an immediate threat to the global financial system, the head of...
Analyst: Blockchain And Crypto Set To Boost Competitive Videogaming
Esports has been the fastest-growing sport on the planet in recent years by players and viewership, and blockchain and cryptocurrencies could be the catalyst that drives this...
The rise - and fall - of the cryptocurrency millionaires
Ex-CFTC Chair: Regulatory Logjam Puts U.S. Crypto Industry at Disadvantage
An ongoing turf war between the regulatory agencies that oversee cryptocurrencies in the United States is putting the country at risk of falling behind other jurisdictions that...
Why São Paulo Wants to Pay for Infrastructure with Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk
The Brazilian state of São Paulo is looking to cryptocurrency to help solve its infrastructure problems. The state, home to 45 million residents and the city of São Paulo - the...
Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs - CoinDesk
What if blockchain could be used to actually save lives? That's the thinking ongoing at pharmaceutical heavyweights Pfizer, Amgen and Sanofi. The three companies - typically...
Quebec Lures Cryptocurrency Miners as China Sours on Industry - CoinDesk
Quebec was fishing for tech giants but caught bitcoin miners. At least that's how David Vincent, business development director at electric utility Hydro Quebec, describes the...
RBC Report: Crypto and Blockchain Could Unlock $10 Trillion Market - CoinDesk
A research analyst at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) sees cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and decentralization as a potential $10 trillion ecosystem. In a new report...
Bitcoin Miner Sued for Unregistered Securities After ICO - CoinDesk
Giga Watt, a startup that held an initial coin offering (ICO) to raise money to build a cryptocurrency mining facility, is being sued for allegedly conducting an unregistered...
Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Hit With Class Action Lawsuit - CoinDesk
Monkey Capital, a Delaware-based company seeking to create a decentralized hedge fund, has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging a fraudulent issuance of securities. The...
Uncle Sam's Surprise: Tax Reform to Impact Crypto Investors - CoinDesk
The U.S. tax code is on the brink of its largest overhaul in three decades. And while neither the House of Representatives or Senate version of the tax bill (both have passed in...
Microlending Startups Look to Blockchain for Loans - CoinDesk
A new of wave startups believe blockchain can help microfinance deliver on lofty promises. Billed as a silver bullet that could lift the poor out of poverty since the mid-2000s,...
Regulation, Taxation Loom Over Crypto Investors - CoinDesk
The legacy of the W.J. Howey Company lives on, though not in a way the owners of the Florida citrus grove would have likely envisioned. Seven decades after its legal battles...
ICO Pros Call for Self-Regulation Citing SEC Risk - CoinDesk
The initial coin offering (ICO) community needs to embrace self-regulation now to lessen the blows likely to come from enforcement and regulatory actions, according to speakers...
Cryptocurrency Price Surge Could Boost GPU Sales, Says Wall Street Analyst - CoinDesk
Prices increases in ethereum, monero and other cryptocurrencies could spark a sales boost for makers of graphics cards (GPUs), according to one Wall Street analyst who covers...
US Defense Bill Could Give Big Boost to Blockchain - CoinDesk
An obscure provision tucked into a defense spending bill could serve as a springboard for blockchain adoption across U.S. government agencies.
The Beginning? Tezos Could Open Doors for ICO Litigation - CoinDesk
While startups launching initial coin offerings (ICOs) may be all too aware they're working in a legal gray area, that might not be enough to stop lawsuits that could test their...

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