Cheyenne

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Cheyenne Ligon

Cheyenne is on the news team at CoinDesk, where she 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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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Sentenced to 2 Years Probation

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faced a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faced a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

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CFTC Charges 2 Men With Running a $44M Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Sam Ikkurty and Ravishankar Avadhanam are accused of using YouTube videos to dupe would-be clients into investing in various crypto funds.

Sam Ikkurty and Ravishankar Avadhanam are accused of using YouTube videos to dupe would-be clients into investing in various crypto funds.

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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Faces 6 to 12 Months in Jail at Sentencing Hearing Friday

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faces a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

Hayes pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in February, and faces a sentence of up to 12 months in prison.

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NYDFS Chief Says Regulators Need to Develop a ‘21st Century Framework’ for Crypto

NYDFS Superintendent Adrienne Harris says the regulatory agency will triple the size of its virtual currency unit by the end of the year.

NYDFS Superintendent Adrienne Harris says the regulatory agency will triple the size of its virtual currency unit by the end of the year.

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US and EU Look to Blockchain to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council’s Climate and Clean Tech working group announced its aims in a joint document published Monday.

The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council’s Climate and Clean Tech working group announced its aims in a joint document published Monday.

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N.Y. Man Arrested, Charged With Fraud for Alleged Role in $59M Crypto Pyramid Scheme

The FBI says Eddy Alexandre promised investors he could double their money with a “robo-adviser” – and then spent their money on luxury cars and business expenses.

The FBI says Eddy Alexandre promised investors he could double their money with a “robo-adviser” – and then spent their money on luxury cars and business expenses.

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5 US States Issue Emergency Orders to Shut Down Metaverse Casino With Alleged Russian Ties

A multi-state cease-and-desist letter issued Wednesday calls the Flamingo Casino Club “simply a high tech scam.”

A multi-state cease-and-desist letter issued Wednesday calls the Flamingo Casino Club “simply a high tech scam.”

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Can You Really Build a ‘Crypto Empire’ in the Empire State?

Mayor Eric Adams wants to make New York City the biggest crypto hub in America, but there are a host of obstacles in his way.

Mayor Eric Adams wants to make New York City the biggest crypto hub in America, but there are a host of obstacles in his way.

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The NY Mining Moratorium’s Odds Just Got a Lot Worse

The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee won't consider the controversial bill, according to a schedule released Thursday.

The Senate Environmental Conservation Committee won't consider the controversial bill, according to a schedule released Thursday.

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