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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The now-former FTX Arena (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk archives)
FTX Claims Holder Attestor Takes Creditor to Court Over Alleged 'Seller’s Remorse'
The London-based firm says the creditor promised to fork over two FTX accounts, only to back out of the deal after the value of its claims skyrocketed.
The now-former FTX Arena (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk archives)
Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is one of two executives detained in Nigeria. (Shutterstock/Consensus)
Detained Binance Executives to Remain in Nigerian Custody Until Hearing: WSJ
The two men were arrested on Feb. 26 after arriving in Abuja to meet with Nigerian leaders who accused the crypto exchange of crashing the country’s currency, the naira.
Tigran Gambaryan, Binance's head of crime compliance, is one of two executives detained in Nigeria. (Shutterstock/Consensus)
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Civil Forfeiture Action to Return $2.3M in Crypto Tied to 37 Scam Victims
The $2.3 million includes $400,000 tied to a pig butchering scam that targeted a Massachusetts resident.
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Gemini and Genesis Can Be Sued by SEC Over Defunct Earn Product, Judge Rules
The judge found that the SEC’s complaint “plausibly alleges” that the two crypto firms offered and sold unregistered securities via Gemini Earn.
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D.C. District courthouse (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Bitcoin Fog Founder Convicted of Money Laundering
35-year-old Russian-Swiss citizen Roman Sterlingov is the latest person tied to a crypto mixing service to face prison time.
D.C. District courthouse (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Dresden Mayor Bill Hall (Doreen Wang/CoinDesk)
The Bitcoin Mining Debate Is Ignoring the People Most Affected
Snowballing misinformation has painted an inaccurate and incomplete portrait of a complicated industry – and that is having a real impact on policy.
Dresden Mayor Bill Hall (Doreen Wang/CoinDesk)
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U.S. Prosecutors Drop Extortion Charges Against Early Adviser to Ethereum Network
Lawyers for Steven Nerayoff say that, on the day of his arrest, their client was put in a van by the FBI, given a list of names and told to start turning over evidence on a lo...
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Ex-Coinbase Product Manager Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Insider Trading
Ishan Wahi was arrested in July 2022 and charged with insider trading for providing his brother with insider information about upcoming crypto listings at Coinbase.
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Voyager Digital founder Stephen Ehrlich (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Voyager Digital Plans to Liquidate Assets, Wind Down After Sale Dreams Crushed
Voyager’s creditors will recover an estimated 36% of their assets – a far smaller slice of the pie than they would have received if the platform’s sale to FTX or Binance US we...
Voyager Digital founder Stephen Ehrlich (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong (CoinDesk)
Coinbase to Stop Issuing New Loans Via Coinbase Borrow
May 10 is the final day customers will be allowed to take out new loans through the program.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong (CoinDesk)