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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United States of America

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Forbes

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

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Brazil To Allow Funds To 'Indirectly' Invest In Cryptocurrencies

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SEC Official Offers New Hope For Utility Tokens In Congressional Testimony

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Juniper Research: B2B Money Transfer Space 'Ripe For Disruption'

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

CoinDesk

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...

CoinDesk

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...

CoinDesk

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...