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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bitcoin, money, virtual. (Leamsii/Pixabay)
Bitcoin-Linked Stablecoin Firm OpenDelta Raises $2.5M
The startup is one of the first to build tokenized tech for Bitcoin's Runes era.
bitcoin, money, virtual. (Leamsii/Pixabay)
Mango (Desirae Hayes-Vitor/Unsplash)
Jury Begins Deliberations in $110M Mango Markets Fraud Trial
Avi Eisenberg faces up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted on all three counts against him.
Mango (Desirae Hayes-Vitor/Unsplash)
Paris Saint-Germain stadium (Tim Lontano/Unsplash)
PSG Fan Token Jumps 25% as Football Club Triumphs Over Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain's fan token is one of several issued for sports clubs by the crypto company Socios.
Paris Saint-Germain stadium (Tim Lontano/Unsplash)
DRIFT is airdropping over 100 million tokens. (Drift Protocol)
Solana DEX Drift to Airdrop 100M Tokens in Weeks
Some surprise winners in Drift's road to decentralization include MetaDAO.
DRIFT is airdropping over 100 million tokens. (Drift Protocol)
Avi Eisenberg is accused of fraudulent trading on Mango Markets ((Deon Black, Unsplash)
Avi Eisenberg May Testify in $110M Crypto Fraud Trial, Defense Says
The crypto trader is facing up to 20 years in jail if convicted on all counts.
Avi Eisenberg is accused of fraudulent trading on Mango Markets ((Deon Black, Unsplash)
marginFi banner (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Chaos at MarginFi Shakes up Solana DeFi's Borrow-and-Lend Landscape
Solend and Kamino were the biggest winners in the Solana DeFi landscape.
marginFi banner (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
(Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
MarginFi Leader Resigns on Fiery Day for Major Solana Lender
"The main problem was our lack of organizational execution," MarginFi's longtime leader Edgar Pavlovsky told CoinDesk.
(Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Binance Chief Compliance Officer Noah Perlman (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Binance 'Working Collaboratively' With Nigerian Government to Free Detained Executive, Compliance Chief Says
Tigran Gambaryan was detained in February.
Binance Chief Compliance Officer Noah Perlman (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Arbitrage opportunities opened up the funding gates for Stream Trading. (Alexander Grey/Unsplash)
Crypto Derivatives Exchange Stream Trading Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding
The funding round values the company at $20 million.
Arbitrage opportunities opened up the funding gates for Stream Trading. (Alexander Grey/Unsplash)
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DeFi Trader Eisenberg 'Wasn't Borrowing, He Was Stealing,' Prosecutor Says in Opening Argument
The defense countered that Eisenberg "risked 13 million of his own dollars" to net $110 million from Mango Markets.
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