Nikhilesh De

Nik is a news, regulation and institution reporter at CoinDesk. He was previously a news, science, technology and community reporter and editor with The Daily Targum. His work has been featured in The Nation and referenced by The Washington Post, ZDNet, Gizmodo, NJ Advance Media and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He owns 0.002507 BTC.

Crypto Startups Barred from Indian Central Bank Fintech Sandbox

| Nikhilesh De

The Reserve Bank of India is setting up a regulatory sandbox for fintech startups – but crypto projects are excluded.

Binance Delists Bitcoin SV, CEO Calls Craig Wright a ‘Fraud’

| Nikhilesh De

Binance is delisting bitcoin SV days after CEO Changpeng Zhao called Craig Wright, the fork's creator, a "fraud."

LedgerX Reveals Bid to Beat Bakkt to Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch

| Nikhilesh De

Crypto derivatives provider LedgerX plans to become the first U.S. firm to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts.

‘Onerous’ FATF Recommendations Harmful for Crypto Transparency: Chainalysis

| Nikhilesh De

The international watchdog's draft recommendation for KYC compliance are unrealistic and may be harmful to the crypto industry, says Chainalysis.

21 US Lawmakers Urge IRS (Again) to Clarify Crypto Tax Rules

| Nikhilesh De

With the U.S. deadline to file taxes days away, 21 lawmakers have again urged the IRS to provide clarity on crypto.

Bitcoin Futures Exchange Bakkt Hires PayPal, Google Vet as Product Chief

| Nikhilesh De

Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has brought Google Wallet and PayPal vet Mike Blandina as its chief product officer.

New York Rejects Bittrex Exchange’s BitLicense Application

| Nikhilesh De

NYDFS has rejected Bittrex's application for a BitLicense, citing "inadequate" AML compliance among other reasons.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Exempt Crypto Tokens From US Securities Laws

| Nikhilesh De

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson reintroduced the Token Taxonomy Act Tuesday, seeking to exempt certain cryptocurrencies from securities laws.

Bitstamp Granted BitLicense, Will Expand Crypto Services in US

| Nikhilesh De

Europe-based crypto exchange Bitstamp has just received New York's 19th BitLicense, allowing it to offer five crypto trading pairs in the state.

Advocate for Mt Gox Creditors Quits, Saying Bitcoin Payouts Could Take Years

| Nikhilesh De

The head of a large Mt. Gox creditor group is stepping down amid what he described as a legal quagmire that could take years to resolve.