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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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)
House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
U.S. House Set to Vote for First Standalone Crypto Market Structure Bill
Lawmakers are set to vote on the FIT21 bill Wednesday afternoon.
House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
U.S. President Joe Biden (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Biden Does Not Threaten Veto Against House Crypto Market Structure Bill, But 'Opposes Passage'
The FIT21 bill will see a vote in the House later Wednesday.
U.S. President Joe Biden (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC's Gensler Says House Bill Would 'Undermine' Regulator's Crypto, Capital Markets Oversight
SEC Chair Gary Gensler pushed back against the FIT21 bill hours ahead of a planned vote.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
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Policymakers Are Back at Consensus 2024
CoinDesk's annual confab is back. I'll be hosting the policy summit, and here's what to expect.
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SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Cboe Publishes Amended Spot Ether ETF Filings as Industry Renews Approval Hopes
Cboe is the first exchange to publish its revised 19b-4 forms.
SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
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Democrat House Leadership Says Crypto Bill Vote Won't Be Whipped
Ranking members strongly oppose this bill as written, an email obtained by Politico reads.
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