Gian M. Volpicelli
Gian M. Volpicelli is a senior writer at WIRED, where he covers cryptocurrency, decentralization, politics, and technology regulation. He received a master’s degree in journalism from City University of London after studying politics and international relations in Rome. He lives in London.
Ethereum's 'Merge' Is a Big Deal for Crypto—and the Planet
One of the most influential cryptocurrency projects is set to finally ditch proof-of-work mining.
The Rise and Fall of a Bitcoin Mining Sensation
Compass Mining grew quickly during crypto’s halcyon days. Now, its customers and their thousands of mining machines are stuck.
Crypto’s Free Rein May Be Coming to a Close
Lawmakers in the US and Europe are considering ways to regulate crypto and crack down on money-laundering and other illicit activities.
Can Binance Save Crypto? The CEO Is Thinking About It
As the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange becomes a target for a lawsuit over the terra-luna crash, Changpeng "CZ" Zhao has no regrets.
All Is Well Fren
Sure, Crypto Is Crashing, but Everything Is Perfectly Fine
Cryptocurrencies are behaving exactly like the rest of the stock market, but the faithful say that's no reason to jump ship.
As Bitcoin Falters, Crypto Miners Brace for a Crash
Electricity costs more, bitcoin is worth less. What can possibly go wrong?
Terra’s Crypto Meltdown Was Inevitable
An epic crash in algorithmic stablecoins spells trouble for the entire industry.
Lugano Ties Its Crypto City Dream to Tether
The Swiss city is on a quest to make crypto mainstream with an unusual partnership.
EOS Was the World’s Most-Hyped Blockchain. Members Want It Back
Block.One created the EOS blockchain and raised $4 billion in a record-breaking ICO. Now, its users have taken over.
MiamiCoin Is Crashing, but It Won’t Go Away
The value of the nonprofit's first cryptocurrency has tanked, and users claim they've lost money, but it's still expanding to other cities.
Crypto to the Masses
What Twitter Is Really Planning for Crypto
The duo behind Twitter Crypto say NFT profile pics and crypto tipping are just the beginning.
Russia Is Facing a Tech Worker Exodus
With founders and developers scrambling for the exit, the Russian tech scene is taking a major hit.
Ukraine’s Digital Ministry Is a Formidable War Machine
A government department run by savvy tech “freaks” has become a surprise defense against Russia.
War Is Calling Crypto’s ‘Neutrality’ Into Question
War in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia have made cryptocurrency a hot potato for international politics.
How Ukraine's Internet Can Fend Off Russian Attacks
The besieged country's complex internet infrastructure has evolved to promote resiliency.
Why OpenSea’s NFT Marketplace Can't Win
Security issues and endless copycat listings are rife, but the platform’s attempt to stop them is angering everyone.
Assange's NFT Clock Sale Rides a Wave of DAO Crowdfunding
The WikiLeaks founder raised $50 million for legal fees, making him the latest public figure to benefit from decentralized autonomous organizations.
Big Tech Needs to Stop Trying to Make Their Metaverse Happen
From Microsoft to Meta, the race is on to sell an amorphous concept that no one really wants them to build.
Gibraltar Could Launch the World’s First Crypto Stock Exchange
“The Rock” hopes a new stock exchange will attract crypto millionaires who want to avoid hefty taxes.
As Kazakhstan Descends Into Chaos, Crypto Miners Are at a Loss
The central Asian country became No. 2 in the world for Bitcoin mining. But political turmoil and power cuts have hit hard, and the future looks bleak.