Policy

Sydney, Australia. (Johnny Bhalla, Unsplash)
Australian Securities Exchange Gives Its First Approval of a Spot Bitcoin Listing to VanEck

Given ASX's size as the dominant exchange in Australia, its first approval, VanEck's bitcoin ETF, could lend greater legitimacy to crypto and its associated ETFs in the region...

Jun 17, 2024
SEC (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
U.S. SEC's Crypto Enforcer David Hirsch Quits

Hirsch was the chief of the crypto asset and cyber unit in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. SEC.

Jun 17, 2024
Bloomberg Editor Stacy Marie Ishmael, Financial Stability Board Chair and Dutch Central Bank Governor Klaas Knot at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in 2023. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Financial Stability Board to Extend Its Work on Stablecoin Risks in Emerging and Developing Economies

Members of the global financial stability body discussed areas that "warrant further attention" in the crypto sector during a meeting in Toronto last week.

Jun 17, 2024


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Tether’s Banking Relationships, Commercial Paper Exposure Detailed in Newly Released Legal Documents

Obtained by CoinDesk under a Freedom of Information Law request, the documents offer a rare but limited window into the reserves behind USDT, the crypto market’s largest stabl...

Jun 16, 2023
Dresden Mayor Bill Hall (Doreen Wang/CoinDesk)
The Bitcoin Mining Debate Is Ignoring the People Most Affected

Snowballing misinformation has painted an inaccurate and incomplete portrait of a complicated industry – and that is having a real impact on policy.

May 23, 2023
Alex Mashinsky, founder of Celsius Network (CoinDesk)
NovaWulf Plans to Tokenize Equity of Celsius’ New Firm With $2B Assets, After Takeover

Celsius Network contacted 130 interested parties and signed confidentiality agreements with 40, before choosing NovaWulf.

Apr 14, 2023
A 30MW HIVE Blockchain facility in the military town of Boden, Sweden (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Sweden Drives Final Nail Into Its Bitcoin Mining Industry With Tax Hike

The 6,000% increase in taxes per kilowatt hour of energy may "ultimately destroy the industry" in the country.

Apr 14, 2023