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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New York Attorney General Letitia James (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
NYAG Sues 2 Crypto Pyramid Schemes, Promoters Targeting Haitian-Americans in $1B Scam
NovaTech’s founders Cynthia and Eddy Petion allegedly preyed on Creole-speaking church-goers and advertised their scheme as a way to gain “freedom from the plantation.”
New York Attorney General Letitia James (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
SDNY Courthouse 40 Centre Street
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Conspiracy Tied to Forcount Crypto Ponzi
Juan Tacuri, 46, faces up to 20 years in prison for his crime.
SDNY Courthouse 40 Centre Street
Dapper Labs Agrees to $4M Settlement in Class Action Securities Suit (Shutterstock)
Dapper Labs Agrees to $4M Settlement in Class Action Securities Suit
The settlement must still be approved by a New York court.
Dapper Labs Agrees to $4M Settlement in Class Action Securities Suit (Shutterstock)
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Former Binance CEO CZ Begins 4-Month Prison Sentence in California
Lompoc II, the California prison where CZ will serve his sentence, is a low-security facility.
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Brian Nelson, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury, at Consensus 2024. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
U.S. Treasury Isn’t Trying to Ban Crypto Mixers, Top Official Says
FinCEN’s 2023 proposal to require crypto companies to report transactions that involved mixing is about transparency, not banning mixers, said Brian Nelson, U.S. Treasury unde...
Brian Nelson, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury, at Consensus 2024. (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse  (Scott Moore/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Ripple Donates Another $25M to Crypto Super PAC Fairshake
Ripple’s new contribution to Fairshake is on top of another $25 million donation to the pro-crypto PAC in 2023.
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse  (Scott Moore/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Silk Road Creator Russ Ulbricht
Trump Pledges to Free Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht If Re-Elected
Ulbricht has served 11 years of his sentence of two life terms plus 40 years for creating the darknet marketplace.
Silk Road Creator Russ Ulbricht
CEO of BitGo Mike Belshe in a chair on-stage at Consensus 2023
BitGo’s $100M Suit Against Galaxy Digital Can Proceed, Delaware Supreme Court Rules
The Delaware Supreme Court’s ruling overturns a decision from a lower court to dismiss the lawsuit last year.
CEO of BitGo Mike Belshe in a chair on-stage at Consensus 2023
Floatie in the form of a unicorn, the emblematic mythical creature featured in Uniswap's logo and marketing materials. (Unsplash/Modified by CoinDesk)
Uniswap Labs Urges SEC to Drop Pending Enforcement Action in Wells Response
Uniswap’s lawyers say the protocol doesn’t meet the SEC’s own definition of an exchange.
Floatie in the form of a unicorn, the emblematic mythical creature featured in Uniswap's logo and marketing materials. (Unsplash/Modified by CoinDesk)
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Alleged Owner of Darknet Narcotics Bazaar ‘Incognito Market’ Arrested in New York
Taiwanese national Rui-Siang Lin, 23 is accused of facilitating $100 million in sales paid through crypto of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl, through the online marketpl...
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