Cheyenne Ligon

Cheyenne Ligon

On the news team at CoinDesk, Cheyenne focuses on crypto regulation and crime. Cheyenne is originally from Houston, Texas. She studied political science at Tulane University in Louisiana. In December 2021, she graduated from CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on business and economics reporting. She has no significant crypto holdings.

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Still from Craig Wright's testimony on day three of the Hodlonaut vs. Craig Wright trial on Sept. 14, 2022. (Bitcoin Magazine/YouTube)
Craig Wright Drops Appeal Against Hodlonaut in Norway
Wright’s decision to drop his appeal comes a month after a U.K. court ruled that he was not Satoshi Nakamoto.
Still from Craig Wright's testimony on day three of the Hodlonaut vs. Craig Wright trial on Sept. 14, 2022. (Bitcoin Magazine/YouTube)
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Appeals Fraud Conviction
Bankman-Fried was convicted last year on fraud and conspiracy charges.
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Money (Alexander Mils/Unsplash)
Former Ethereum Adviser Intends to Sue U.S. Government for $9.6B Over Dropped Extortion Charges
Steven Nerayoff has retained well-known civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz to serve as a consultant on constitutional issues in the case.
Money (Alexander Mils/Unsplash)
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told Uniswap it intends to pursue an enforcement action.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
DeFi Exchange Uniswap Receives Enforcement Notice From the SEC
Uniswap’s CEO Hayden Adams took to X on Wednesday to say that the exchange is “ready to fight” after receiving notice that the regulator is planning an enforcement action.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told Uniswap it intends to pursue an enforcement action.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Republican Sen. Tillis Calls for ‘Light’ Crypto Regulatory Framework Ahead of Presidential Election
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle urged the need for new crypto laws on Tuesday, as Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo asked for “additional tools” to effectively crac...
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Chainalysis hires an IRS veteran (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Chainalysis Hires Former IRS Criminal Investigations Chief Jim Lee
In his new role, Lee will advise law enforcement and tax agencies on how they can better fight crypto crime with Chainalysis data.
Chainalysis hires an IRS veteran (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
(CoinDesk TV and Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
New York Jury Finds Do Kwon, Terraform Labs Liable for Fraud in SEC Case
The SEC accused Kwon and his company of misleading investors about the stability of their so-called “algorithmic stablecoin” Terra USD.
(CoinDesk TV and Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Genesis has unloaded its entire stake in GBTC (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Genesis Completes Redemption of GBTC Shares, Buys 32K Bitcoins with Proceeds
The company in February got permission from a New York bankruptcy court to sell approximately 36 million shares of Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust.
Genesis has unloaded its entire stake in GBTC (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
A U.S. jury began deliberating in the civil trial against Do Kwon and the company he co-founded, accused of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. (CoinDesk TV and Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Jury Begins Deliberations in Civil Fraud Case Against Do Kwon, Terraform Labs
The U.S. SEC has argued that Do Kwon and his company lied to investors about the stability of TerraUSD and its integration with a Korean mobile payments app.
A U.S. jury began deliberating in the civil trial against Do Kwon and the company he co-founded, accused of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. (CoinDesk TV and Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
OneCoin logo on the door of their office in Sofia, Bulgaria (Wikimedia)
OneCoin Compliance Chief Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Role in $4B Ponzi Scheme
Bulgarian national Irina Dilkinska pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges in 2023.
OneCoin logo on the door of their office in Sofia, Bulgaria (Wikimedia)