Elizabeth Napolitano

Elizabeth Napolitano

Elizabeth Napolitano was a data journalist at CoinDesk, where she reported on topics such as decentralized finance, centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, altcoins, and Web3. She has covered technology and business for NBC News and CBS News. In 2022, she received an ACP national award for breaking news reporting.

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The U.S. Department of Justice grabbed another of the men it alleges moved billions in criminal money at BTC-e.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Man Behind Defunct BTC-e Exchange Once Popular with Criminals Faces U.S. Charges
Aliaksandr Klimenka is accused of processing billions in transactions for drug peddlers and cybercriminals throughout much of the 2010s.
The U.S. Department of Justice grabbed another of the men it alleges moved billions in criminal money at BTC-e.  (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Sam Bankman-Fried (Liz Napolitano/CoinDesk)
FTX Expects to Fully Repay Customers but Won't Restart Defunct Crypto Exchange
An initial surge in the FTT token after the news turned negative, leaving FTT plummeting 15% today.
Sam Bankman-Fried (Liz Napolitano/CoinDesk)
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UK Supreme Court Refuses Craig Wright Appeal
In July a panel of judges ruled that Wright was only entitled to just 1 GBP in compensation for a libel claim against bitcoin podcaster Peter McCormack.
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Abra to Open Withdrawals After Settling with Texas Regulators
More than 12,000 investors could be able to withdraw roughly $13 million worth of crypto, according to a new settlement between Abra and state regulators.
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The now-former FTX Arena (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk archives)
FTX Affiliate Alameda Research Drops Grayscale Lawsuit
FTX liquidators are scrapping a costly legal battle to secure money for FTX creditors, following GBTC's conversion into a spot bitcoin ETF.
The now-former FTX Arena (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk archives)
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase had a day in court today against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company asked a judge to dismiss the SEC's action. (CoinDesk)
Coinbase and SEC Dig in With U.S. Judge on Whether Securities Law Applies to Listings
The federal judge must now weigh what a Coinbase lawyer characterized as "a pure question of law," and her answer could have big consequences on the crypto sector.
CEO Brian Armstrong's Coinbase had a day in court today against Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission as the company asked a judge to dismiss the SEC's action. (CoinDesk)
NYDFS Superintendent Adrienne Harris (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Genesis Global Trading Pays $8M to Settle New York Lawsuit
The crypto lender also agreed to cease its business activities in New York and forfeit its BitLicense to settle anti-money laundering and fraud charges against it.
NYDFS Superintendent Adrienne Harris (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
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Bitcoin ETFs Approved: The Industry Reacts
In a milestone for crypto adoption, the SEC today gave the green light to the trading of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). CoinDesk rounded up reaction from across the cry...
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Nigeria’s Central Bank Fleshes Out New Rule Allowing Crypto Firms’ Access to Bank Accounts
Nigerian banks are still restricted from holding or trading crypto on their own behalf, despite regulators’ softening stance toward digital assets.
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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Won't Face Second Criminal Trial, U.S. Prosecutors Say
The lawyers said much of the evidence they planned to introduce in the second trial was already introduced in the first case and can be considered in the sentencing planned fo...
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