Danny Nelson

Danny Nelson

Danny is CoinDesk's managing editor for Data & Tokens. He formerly ran investigations for the Tufts Daily. At CoinDesk, his beats include (but are not limited to): federal policy, regulation, securities law, exchanges, the Solana ecosystem, smart money doing dumb things, dumb money doing smart things and tungsten cubes. He owns BTC, ETH and SOL tokens, as well as the LinksDAO NFT.

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Donald Trump at an NFT event at Mar-a-Lago on May 8, 2024. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Trump Becomes First Major Party Candidate to Accept Crypto Donations
The likely GOP flag bearer in the upcoming U.S. presidential election signaled his friendliness to crypto at a Mar-a-Lago event earlier this month.
Donald Trump at an NFT event at Mar-a-Lago on May 8, 2024. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
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)
Jason Brink, President of Blockchain, Gala Games, at Consensus (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Gala Games Hacker Returns $23M in ETH; Founder Proposes 'Buy and Burn'
Gala investor DWF Labs also said that it had purchased 28 million GALA tokens "to alleviate market selling pressures."
Jason Brink, President of Blockchain, Gala Games, at Consensus (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
The Glue homepage (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Crypto Sleuth Ogle Proposes Security-Centric 'Glue' Blockchain
The upcoming layer-1 takes a hands-on approach to ensuring project security.
The Glue homepage (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
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Gaming Token Gala Stabilizes as Company Says Security Incident 'Contained'
Someone minted 5 billion GALA tokens and then sold them on decentralized exchange Uniswap.
(Alpha Rad/Unsplash)
Solana Hacker House in Miami (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Solana Meme Coin Factory Pump.Fun Compromised by 'Bonding Curve' Exploit
The exploiter may not be making any money from the attack.
Solana Hacker House in Miami (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Peter Boshra/Unsplash
Data Indexer Subsquid Plans to Launch SQD Token Friday
The decentralized indexing protocol has raised over $17 million lifetime from venture capital firms and community investors.
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A frontend developer for Cypher at mtnDAO. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Insider at Solana's Cypher Protocol Admits to Stealing $300K
Core contributor Hoak blamed his actions on a "crippling gambling addiction."
A frontend developer for Cypher at mtnDAO. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Antonio Juliano (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
DYdX Founder Antonio Juliano to Step Down as CEO of the Decentralized Exchange; Ivo Crnkovic-Rubsamen Takes Over
Juliano will become chairman and president of dYdX Trading.
Antonio Juliano (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump courted crypto voters well beyond the attendees at his NFT gala. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Trump’s Pro-Crypto Bluster at NFT Gala Lacked Policy Substance
At the Mar-a-Lago dinner, Donald Trump wooed a constituency Joe Biden has thoroughly snubbed. But the presidential candidate isn't exactly fluent in cryptocurrency policy.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump courted crypto voters well beyond the attendees at his NFT gala. (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)