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CDCROP: American Flag on flagpole (Jonathan Simcoe/Unsplash)
Exploring Biden’s Executive Order on Crypto, 6 Months In
I spoke to Carole House, a former White House adviser and one of the authors of President Joe Biden’s executive order on crypto.
CDCROP: American Flag on flagpole (Jonathan Simcoe/Unsplash)
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Nexo to Depart US After Talks With Regulators Hit ‘Dead End’
Crypto lender Nexo said it would stop offering products and services in the U.S. in the coming months as their discussions with both state and federal regulators had come to a "dead end." CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De weighs in.
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Genesis Creditor Groups' Loans Amount to $1.8B and Counting: Sources
Customers whose money is locked up on trading and lending platform Genesis and who have taken legal advice on the matter currently account for some 1 8 billion of loans according to a Coin Desk source familiar with the situation Coin Desk Global Policy and Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the details Genesis and [...]
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CFTC Chairman Suggests ‘Pause’ to Review Senate Bill Following FTX Collapse
CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee in the first of several congressional hearings on FTX and said his agency couldn't have prevented the collapse because FTX wasn't an entity regulated by CFTC Coin Desk Global Policy Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the hearing and why Chairman Behnam asked lawmakers to [...]
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Sam Bankman-Fried Distances Himself From Alameda: I Wasn’t Running It
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman Fried apologized for the collapse of his crypto exchange in an anticipated interview with The New York Times but distanced himself from Alameda Research I wasn’t running Alameda I didn’t know exactly what was going on I didn’t know the size of their position Bankman Fried said Coin Desk Global [...]
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BlockFi Joins the Crypto Bankruptcy Parade
Crypto lender BlockFi became the latest industry heavyweight to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, joining Celsius Network, Voyager Digital and FTX. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the key takeaways from the first day of bankruptcy proceedings.
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BlockFi advertisement in Washington D.C.'s Union Station (CoinDesk archives)
BlockFi Joins the Bankruptcy Parade
The crypto lender’s financial woes are well known. Now we have a better sense of the severity.
BlockFi advertisement in Washington D.C.'s Union Station (CoinDesk archives)
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Bankrupt BlockFi Sues Sam Bankman-Fried Over Robinhood Shares: FT
Cryptocurrency lender Block Fi which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday on the same day sued FTX founder Sam Bankman Fried's Emergent Fidelity Technologies holding company for Robinhood Markets HOOD shares held by the company and pledged to Block Fi as collateral the Financial Times reported citing loan documents it had seen Coin [...]
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The Bahamas’ Attorney General Defends Country’s Regulatory Framework Amid FTX ‘Debacle’
During a pre-taped speech, The Bahamas’ Attorney General Ryan Pinder summarized the collapse of FTX and stated that the country’s regulatory regime was sufficient to oversee crypto businesses. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De breaks down the speech and the latest on The Bahamas’ investigations into FTX.
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