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(CoinDesk)
FTX Fraudster Sam Bankman-Fried Being Transferred to New Prison: WSJ

The location of the new prison is undisclosed as of early Thursday, but is thought to be in California, WSJ said. He is likely to be placed in a medium-security prison.

May 23, 2024
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.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler is holding the line against crypto legislation, even as the White House says its willing to talk. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC's Gensler Going Rogue in Solo Quest to Stop U.S. Crypto Legislation?

A new White House statement suggests not even the president who appointed the SEC chairman thinks the government can go on overseeing digital assets without new policy.

May 22, 2024


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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
Bank of England (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
What the Bank of England’s Stablecoins Regime Could Look Like

The Bank of England's upcoming crypto regime would try to ensure that funds are returned to customers when certain crypto firms enter a crisis.

Mar 29, 2023