Nikhilesh De

Nikhilesh De

Nikhilesh De is CoinDesk's managing editor for global policy and regulation, covering regulators, lawmakers and institutions. When he's not reporting on digital assets and policy, he can be found admiring Amtrak or building LEGO trains. He owns < $50 in BTC and < $20 in ETH. He was named the Association of Cryptocurrency Journalists and Researchers' Journalist of the Year in 2020.

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Joe Lubin, founder and CEO of Consensys. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)
SEC Ends Probe Into Consensys, Won't Sue Over Ethereum
The U.S. regulator closed its investigation into "Ethereum 2.0," Consensys said.
Joe Lubin, founder and CEO of Consensys. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)
Congressman Patrick McHenry (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Patrick McHenry Explains FIT21's Passage
The House Financial Services Committee Chair spoke at Consensus 2024.
Congressman Patrick McHenry (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
U.S. Treasury Under Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
In Conversation With Brian Nelson
Senior Treasury official Brian Nelson came on stage in Austin to discuss various issues his team is working on.
U.S. Treasury Under Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler's tone has changed about crypto exchange traded funds. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
SEC's Gensler Shrugs About New Crypto ETFs Strolling Through His Agency's Gates
Once waging a legal battle against crypto ETFs, SEC Chair Gensler now talks about the pending ETH ETF as if it's a casual process and is jumping through the standard hoops.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler's tone has changed about crypto exchange traded funds. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Congressman Patrick McHenry (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
What's Next for FIT21? (A Consensus 2024 Recap)
Lawmakers said there is a lot of work to be done before the Senate might take up a market structure bill.
Congressman Patrick McHenry (CoinDesk/Shutterstock)
President Joe Biden made good on his vow to veto Congress' effort to overturn a controversial crypto accounting policy from the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Biden Vetoes Resolution Overturning SEC Guidance
Joe Biden said he would veto the resolution before the House or Senate voted on it.
President Joe Biden made good on his vow to veto Congress' effort to overturn a controversial crypto accounting policy from the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chair Gary Gensler continues to defend his agency's Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121 on handling crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Wall Street Asks Biden Not to Veto Congress' Rejection of SEC Crypto Policy
Lobbying groups for the U.S. banks sent President Joe Biden a letter asking him to change his mind on his threat to veto the congressional effort to overturn SAB 121. Members...
Chair Gary Gensler continues to defend his agency's Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121 on handling crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Consensus 2024 Week: The House Passed a Market Structure Bill
The House of Representatives passed a crypto market structure bill in an interesting first for the legislature.
U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Capitol Building (Louis Velazquez/Unsplash)
U.S. House Passes Bill Banning Federal Reserve From Issuing a CBDC
The bill's prospects in the Senate are unclear, however.
U.S. Capitol Building (Louis Velazquez/Unsplash)
The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first significant crypto regulation bill. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. House Approves Crypto FIT21 Bill With Wave of Democratic Support
The House's passage of the digital assets legislation passes the crypto baton to the Senate, where odds remain low for decisive action.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first significant crypto regulation bill. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)