Jun 21, 2024

"CoinDesk Daily" host Jennifer Sanasie breaks down the biggest headlines impacting the crypto industry today, Congressman French Hill and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan visited Tigran Gambaryan in a Nigerian prison.

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US lawmakers visit B executive in a Nigerian prison and the Winklevoss twins donate to Trump's campaign. You're watching Coin Desk Daily. I'm your host, Jen Sani Congressman French Hill and Congresswoman Christy Houlahan visited Tyrann Gambar in a Nigerian prison on Wednesday. As the Binance executive remains incarcerated, Hill said Gamar is suffering from malaria and double pneumonia and he added that the Binance executive reported that he is being denied access to adequate medical attention. He'll ask the US embassy to advocate for the humanitarian release of Gambar. Gambar has been held since February and is facing money laundering charges due to his involvement with the crypto exchange. Gemini Ceo Tyler and his twin brother, Cameron Winklevoss. The company's president gave $1 million each to the campaign of former president Donald Trump in an ex post. Tyler Winklevoss expressed his disappointment in the Biden administration claiming that it has weaponized multiple government agencies against the crypto. He then wrote, quote, President Donald J Trump is the pro Bitcoin pro crypto and pro business choice and quote, the twins had already been major donors for 2024 US campaigns each previously giving about $2.7 million mostly to the industry's Super Pac Fair Shake and Standard Chartered is established in a spot trading desk for buying and selling Bitcoin and Ether. That's according to a report by Bloomberg, the new London based Desk would make Standard Chartered one of the first global banks to enter spot currency trading. The banking giant has set foot in the digital assets industry as the backer of digital asset custodian zodiac custody and its exchange arm zodiac markets. That's it for coin desk daily. Get more updates on coin desk.com and we'll see you next time.

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