Daniel Palmer

One of CoinDesk's longest-tenured contributors, and now one of our news editors, Daniel has authored over 400 stories for the site. When not writing or editing, He likes to paint, play guitar, hammer steel and spin clay. Daniel holds < $1,000 in digital currencies (BTC, TRX/BTT currently) (See: Editorial Policy).

Montana Passes Bill to Exempt Utility Tokens From Securities Laws

| Daniel Palmer

"Big Sky Country" has gone crypto friendly, with new legislation exempting utility tokens from securities laws.

Russian Central Bank to Consider Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

| Daniel Palmer

The Bank of Russia will consider the use of a gold-backed cryptocurrency to facilitate international settlements, according to its governor.

SEC Moves to Halt Diamond-Linked Crypto ‘Ponzi Scheme,’ Freeze Assets

| Daniel Palmer

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken action over what it alleges is a $30 million crypto scam based on supposed diamond investment.

Game of Thrones Actor Jerome Flynn to Advise Vegan Crypto Project

| Daniel Palmer

Jerome Flynn, the actor who plays "Bronn" in TV series Game of Thrones, is now an adviser to decentralized vegan lifestyle project VeganNation.

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ABN AMRO Eyes Launch of Blockchain Inventory Platform, Dropping Wallet Plan

| Daniel Palmer

As ABN AMRO drops its exploration of a crypto wallet product, the Dutch bank says it's seeking to launch a blockchain platform for trade inventory.

OneCoin Claims It’s Not a Ponzi or Pyramid Scheme

| Daniel Palmer

The OneCoin project has responded to the suggestion it is a Ponzi or pyramid scheme, arguing it does not fit a narrow definition of either.

Unpatched Ethereum Clients Pose 51% Attack Risk, Says Report

| Daniel Palmer

Ethereum clients that still haven't patched known vulnerabilities pose a security risk to the entire network, according to new research.

Crypto Exchange Binance Restarting Services After Post-Hack Upgrade

| Daniel Palmer

Binance has announced that trading and withdrawals will soon restart after it completed a security upgrade prompted by a recent hack.

Coinbase Rolls Out Trading in USDC Stablecoin to 85 Countries

| Daniel Palmer

Coinbase is expanding crypto-to-crypto trading in USD Coin, a dollar-pegged stablecoin, to a host of nations.

A New Crypto ETF Has Just Been Filed With the U.S. SEC

| Daniel Palmer

A prospectus for a new bitcoin and ether-based exchange-traded fund has just been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.