Nikhilesh De

Nik is a business reporter at CoinDesk with a focus on regulators, lawmakers and institutions. 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 less than $20 in BTC and has no other crypto holdings.

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SEC Restarts Clock on Proposed ‘Bitcoin and T-Bills’ ETF

| Nikhilesh De

Members of the public have another 21 days to send the SEC comments on a proposed ETF backed by bitcoin and Treasury bonds.

Facebook-Led Libra Forms Governing Council After Big-Name Departures

| Nikhilesh De

At a charter signing in Geneva on Monday, the Libra Association locked in 21 members of its governing council.

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SEC Halts Telegram’s $1.7 Billion ‘Unlawful’ Token Issuance

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has secured an emergency restraining order against Telegram's $1.7 billion token sale and issuance.

Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe Follow PayPal in Quitting Facebook’s Libra Project

| Nikhilesh De and Brady Dale

Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, Mercado Pago and PayPal have all withdrawn from the Libra Association now.

SEC, CFTC, FinCEN Warn Crypto Industry to Follow US Banking Laws

| Nikhilesh De

The heads of three U.S. financial regulators warned the crypto industry to abide by banking laws in a joint statement published Friday.

Ripple Invests $750,000 to Bring XRP to Crypto Wallet BRD

| Nikhilesh De

Mobile wallet provider BRD plans to add XRP support to its iOS and Android apps.

New Coinbase Pro Mobile App Caters to Crypto Power Users

| Nikhilesh De

Coinbase has released a new trading app for its professional trading clients.

Bitfinex Doesn’t Have to Compile Documents During Appeal, Judge Says

| Nikhilesh De

A New York judge has rejected the state attorney general's request to have Bitfinex and Tether compile documents during an ongoing appeal.

SEC Rejects Bitwise’s Latest Bitcoin ETF Proposal

| Nikhilesh De

The SEC has rejected Bitwise's proposal for a bitcoin ETF.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Over Libra Crypto

| Nikhilesh De

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend Libra before U.S. lawmakers later this month.