Nikhilesh De

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Feb 18 2021

BitPay to Pay $500K to Settle OFAC Sanction Violation Charges

Feb 18 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitpay news ofac policy & regulation sanctions

BitPay is accused of facilitating over 2,100 transactions with individuals in sanctioned nations.

Feb 17 2021

DOJ Charges 3 North Korean Hackers With Stealing $100M+ From Crypto Firms

The hackers allegedly stole over $1.3 billion overall through various schemes.

Feb 16 2021

State of Crypto: Will 2021 Finally Be the Year of the Bitcoin ETF?

The market has matured since 2018, when bitcoin ETF applications last hit a peak. It's unclear whether that's enough to see one approved.

What Really Happened When Robinhood Suspended GameStop Trading

Feb 16 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  dtcc gamestop markets robinhood wallstreetbets

The byzantine world of the public U.S. securities market killed the GameStop pump (sort of).

Feb 12 2021

Blockchain Mortgage Platform Figure Launches SPAC to Raise $250M

Figure seeks to raise $250 million through the special purpose acquisition company, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday night.

Feb 11 2021

Crypto Use in Terrorism ‘a Growing Problem,’ Yellen Says

"I see the promise of these new technologies, but I also see the reality: cryptocurrencies have been used to launder the profits of online drug traffickers; they’ve been a tool to finance terrorism," Yellen said.

Feb 09 2021

US Lawmakers Ask Justin Sun, DLive How They Moderates Extremist Content

The letter also asks whether DLive identified any crypto donations from foreign entities to the individuals present on Jan. 6.

State of Crypto: India and Nigeria’s Crypto Crackdowns Continue Old Trends

Both nations hope to prevent banks from providing services to crypto companies.

Investors Pump $250M Into Reddit Following Social Media Site’s Role in GameStop Mania

Feb 09 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fundraising news reddit series e

The company plans to double its headcount to 1,400 by the end of 2021.

Feb 08 2021

Binance Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Forbes Over ‘Tai Chi’ Document

Feb 08 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  binance cz forbes news policy & regulation

The exchange did not say in its latest filing why it withdrew the case, at least for now.

Feb 02 2021

State of Crypto: How Will the Government React to GameStop?

Also: Ripple filed its response to the SEC and a FinCEN official discusses the controversial counterparty rule in public for the first time.

Feb 01 2021

FinCEN’s Wallet Rule Aims to Close Crypto-Cash Reporting Gap, Official Says

FinCEN Deputy Director Michael Mosier encouraged commenters to provide practical, technical feedback on the rule.

Jan 29 2021

Ripple Responds to SEC Lawsuit Over XRP Sales

Jan 29 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business ripple ripple effect sec xrp

In a Friday filing, Ripple Labs pushed back against the SEC’s allegations.

Jan 28 2021

US Congress Plans Hearings on GameStop Market Pumps

While Congress is planning multiple hearings, it's less clear what financial regulators might do.

Jan 27 2021

Reddit Joins With Ethereum Foundation to Build Scaling Tools

The social media firm will dedicate developer resources to support scaling efforts for Ethereum.

Jan 26 2021

State of Crypto: Unpacking the Trump Presidency’s Crypto Legacy

Donald Trump may have been anti-crypto but his appointed regulators ushered in a largely industry-friendly regime.

FinCEN Further Extends Comment Period for Controversial Crypto Rules

Jan 26 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  fincen news policy & regulation

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is further extending a comment period for a controversial proposed rule that would require crypto exchanges to gather and store counterparty information for transactions to unhosted wallets. FinCEN announced the move Tuesday, saying all comments are due 60 days after the change is submitted to the Federal Register, the […]

Jan 25 2021

Senate Confirms Janet Yellen as US Treasury Secretary

Jan 25 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  cftc janet yellen news occ policy & regulation

Yellen succeeds Steven Mnuchin in running the U.S. government’s treasury. Here’s what she will oversee in the crypto world.

CFTC Attorney Who Let Regulators Trade Crypto Joins Private Law Firm

Daniel Davis oversaw the CFTC’s legal division, including administrative actions.

Jan 21 2021

Janet Yellen Offers US Senate a More Nuanced Take on Crypto

“I think we need to look closely at how to encourage their use for legitimate activities while curtailing their use for malign and illegal activities,” Janet Yellen wrote.

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