Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal

Paul Vigna

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Recent:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Financial News
Past:
  • Cashay
  • Moneyish
  • The Australian

Recent articles by Paul:

What Is Cryptocurrency, and How Does It Work?

Need to Know: We answer some commonly asked questions about this hot, but little understood, asset. → Read More

Square Changes Name to Block, Days After CEO Jack Dorsey Leaves Twitter

The name change comes shortly after the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, stepped down at Twitter and aligns with his interest in bitcoin and blockchain. → Read More

Who Is Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto? What We Know—and Don’t Know

Thirteen years ago a person or group using the name Satoshi Nakamoto released a paper describing a new software system called bitcoin. Today bitcoin is worth more than $1 trillion and has sparked a phenomenon that, its proponents believe, might rewire the entire global financial network. → Read More

Federal Agencies Crafting Rules Around Banks and Cryptocurrencies

The group plans next year to begin delineating how banks can legally get involved in the growing field. → Read More

How a $64bn lawsuit could unveil bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

The private key that controls the account where Nakamoto stored one million bitcoins could solve the mystery → Read More

Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Could Be Unmasked at Florida Trial

A lawsuit over a $64 billion cache aims to unveil the true identity or identities behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, answering the enduring question of who created the cryptocurrency. → Read More

Digital Currency Group Wants to Be Crypto’s Standard Oil

The cryptocurrency conglomerate that owns Grayscale and CoinDesk sells $700 million of shares at a $10 billion valuation in a funding round led by two SoftBank funds. → Read More

Bitcoin Stalls as U.S., China Go After Cryptocurrencies

Regulatory pressure during the latest quarter choked off attempts by traders to lift the digital currency out of its steep spring selloff. → Read More

Why Bitcoin’s Price Got Stuck at $50,000

Investor interest in other corners of the crypto market—including Ethereum and nonfungible tokens—has contributed to the lull. → Read More

Brian Brooks Quits as CEO of Crypto Exchange Binance.US

The former regulator is leaving after just three months on the job. → Read More

Bitcoin Is Failing Its First Inflation Test as Selloff Deepens

The original cryptocurrency has lost about half of its value since mid-April. → Read More

Here’s why bitcoin on the balance sheet could be an accounting headache

Bitcoin’s volatility makes it hard for corporate officers to manage crypto holdings as cash → Read More

Bitcoin on the Balance Sheet Is an Accounting Headache for Tesla, Others

Tesla and other companies that hold the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency often must record impairment charges when its value falls. → Read More

DeFi Is Helping to Fuel the Crypto Market Boom—and Its Recent Volatility

Money is flooding into decentralized finance, or DeFi, another hot, and risky, corner of the cryptocurrency market. → Read More

Coinbase Profit Surges in Crypto Exchange’s First Report as Public Company

Its first-quarter top- and bottom-line figures represent records for the company, which was founded in 2012 and is the largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S. → Read More

Ethereum’s creator is sending funds to India to combat Covid-19

Vitalik Buterin's donation surfaced in publicly available transaction records → Read More

Galaxy Digital to Buy BitGo in Crypto Sector’s First $1 Billion Deal

The deal coincides with a surge in interest and a nearly yearlong rally in the crypto sector whose market value has surged to $2 trillion. → Read More

Ethereum Is Booming in the NFT Frenzy—So Is Network Congestion

The gains in ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value behind bitcoin, have accelerated even as bitcoin’s momentum has slowed. → Read More

Ask WSJ: From Bitcoin to Dogecoin: What's Happening With Crypto?

Cryptocurrencies have been notching records this year, only to later turn downward. What's behind the swings? Join The Wall Street Journal's Financial Editor Charles Forelle, columnist James Mackintosh and reporters Caitlin Ostroff and Paul Vigna as they answer your questions about what's happening in the crypto market, how dogecoin went from meme to mainstream, and what it all means for… → Read More

Bitcoin Firm Galaxy Digital Names Ex-Goldman Executive Michael Daffey as Chairman

The appointment is the firm’s latest maneuver as it prepares for a U.S. initial public offering later this year. → Read More