Nikhilesh De

Coinbase Revamps PayPal Withdrawals for US Crypto Users

| Nikhilesh De

Coinbase customers in the U.S. can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts.

Ethereum Chat Startup Status Lays Off 25% of Staff

| Nikhilesh De

Citing the crypto bear market, Status.IM has laid off 25 staffers and asked remaining employees to take a pay cut.

SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings

| Nikhilesh De

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

| Nikhilesh De

Representative Warren Davidson has suggested using a cryptocurrency to crowdfund a wall on the Mexican border.

STO Services Startup TokenSoft Acquires Stake in Regulated Broker-Dealer

| Nikhilesh De

STO facilitator TokenSoft has acquired interest in a regulated broker-dealer to provide services that were previously impossible for the firm.

South Korea’s Kakao Leads $15 Million Raise for Public Blockchain Startup Orbs

| Nikhilesh De

South Korean messaging giant Kakao has led an over-$15 million crypto investment in Israeli-based public blockchain project Orbs.

Report: Venezuela Is Forcibly Converting Pension Balances to the Petro

| Nikhilesh De

Venezuela has reportedly begun automatically converting residents' pensions into its controversial cryptocurrency.

Former AriseBank Execs Settle Charges in SEC ICO Fraud Lawsuit

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has settled charges with AriseBank's former CEO and COO, requiring the two to pay $2.7 million in disgorgement and $187,000 in penalties.

Deutsche Telekom, Alibaba Cloud, Citi Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project

| Nikhilesh De

Hyperledger has added 16 new members, including Deutsche Telekom, Europe's biggest telecommunications provider and Alibaba's cloud computing…

Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork

| Nikhilesh De

Geth has locked ethereum's upcoming Constantinople hard fork into its latest code release.