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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TipLink's new crypto wallet aims to appeal to the masses (James Cridland via Creative Commons)
TipLink Aims for Crypto Newcomers With Google-Powered Solana Wallet
"It unlocks the rest of the world for easy onboarding," said CEO Ian Krotinsky.
TipLink's new crypto wallet aims to appeal to the masses (James Cridland via Creative Commons)
Solana Hacker House in Miami (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Solana Heavyweights Wage War Against Private Mempool Operators
Validators found to be facilitating sandwich attacks face stiff penalties.
Solana Hacker House in Miami (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JUNE 10: Iggy Azalea performs at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade on June 10, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. The annual Pride Parade draws thousands of people from around the world and across Israel. According to a 2019 report it is the largest pride parade on the continent of Asia. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld /Getty Images)
Iggy Azalea's MOTHER Meme Coin Turned $3K Into $9M for 1 Lucky Crypto Trader
The raunchy rapper's token has spawned fortunes and furor over celebrity cryptocurrencies.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JUNE 10: Iggy Azalea performs at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade on June 10, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. The annual Pride Parade draws thousands of people from around the world and across Israel. According to a 2019 report it is the largest pride parade on the continent of Asia. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld /Getty Images)
Coinbase Wallet (Coinbase)
Coinbase Wallet Adds Crypto Trading Alerts From Notifi
"If you're not constantly monitoring what's happening on-chain it's impossible to keep up," said Notifi CEO Paul Kim.
Coinbase Wallet (Coinbase)
(Georg Bommeli/ Unsplash)
Crypto Security Firm Ironblocks Builds 'Firewall' for DeFi Protocols
"Once you get hacked in most of the cases you're done," CEO Dadosh said. "And this is what we're trying to prevent."
(Georg Bommeli/ Unsplash)
SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
SEC to Shutter Office Behind Failed DEBT Box Crypto Lawsuit
The judge dismissed the SEC case against DEBT Box last week, after the regulator filed for dismissal without prejudice.
SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
A large PayPal logo is on display outside its corporate HQ (Shutterstock)
PayPal Makes Retail Stablecoin Play with PYUSD on Solana
The asset comes with Token Extensions that give it compliance superpowers.
A large PayPal logo is on display outside its corporate HQ (Shutterstock)
LayerZero is a so-called bridging platform: a messenger between blockchains that don’t naturally communicate with each other. (Aleksandr Barsukov/Unsplash)
Crypto Bridge LayerZero Connects to Solana Blockchain
Crypto holders on Solana will be able to move their assets to Arbitrum, Ethereum, Polygon and the 70 other chains it links to – and vice versa.
LayerZero is a so-called bridging platform: a messenger between blockchains that don’t naturally communicate with each other. (Aleksandr Barsukov/Unsplash)
Gabriel Shapiro (Gabriel Shapiro)
Crypto Governance Advisory MetaLeX Raises $2.75M
Gabriel Shapiro wants to "BORGify" crypto governance.
Gabriel Shapiro (Gabriel Shapiro)
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)