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.

UK Central Bank Chief Sees Digital Currency Displacing US Dollar as Global Reserve

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BOE governor Mark Carney called on Friday for the creation of a wholly digital alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Patrick Byrne, Cryptocurrency Champion, Resigns as Overstock CEO

| Nikhilesh De

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne has resigned from the company after admitting to an affair with Russian agent Maria Butina.

US Treasury Blacklists Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses of Chinese ‘Drug Kingpins’

| Nikhilesh De

The U.S. Treasury's OFAC has put bitcoin and litecoin addresses of three Chinese nationals on its sanctions list, the second time the agency has…

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Coinbase Reveals Password Glitch Affecting 3,500 Customers

| Nikhilesh De

The rare bug impacted roughly .01 percent of the exchange's 30 million customers, Coinbase revealed Friday.

Bakkt Says It’s ‘Cleared to Launch’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month

| Nikhilesh De

Bakkt says it will launch Sept. 23 after receiving a trust charter through the New York State Department of Financial Services.

A Big Four Audit Firm Lost $1 Million In Bitcoin. Victims Are Losing Patience

| Nikhilesh De

QuadrigaCX creditors are losing patience with their court-appointed law firm, demanding answers about the effort to recover their funds.

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New IRS Warning Letters Target Crypto Investors Who Misreported Trades

| Nikhilesh De

The IRS is sending another round of warning letters to crypto users, this time to taxpayers who it thinks misreported income on exchange transactions.

Seed CX Begins Testing Swap Contracts Settled in Real Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

Seed CX has begun testing bitcoin margin swaps with users and is waiting on regulatory approval to launch them.

SEC Guidance Gives Ammo to Lawsuit Claiming XRP Is Unregistered Security

| Nikhilesh De

Investors suing Ripple have started citing the SEC’s token guidance to back their claim that XRP is an unregistered security.

WATCH: Ted Livingston Discusses Kik’s Response to the SEC

| Nikhilesh De

Kik CEO Ted Livingston discussed his company's legal fight with the SEC on CoinDesk Live last week.