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Matthew De Silva

Writer, ETHNews | mdesilva@ethnews.com

Matthew is a full-time staff writer for ETHNews with a passion for law and technology. In 2016, he graduated from Georgetown University where he studied international economics and music. Matthew enjoys biking and listening to podcasts. He lives in Los Angeles and holds no value in any cryptocurrencies.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

UK Bitcoin Trading Reportedly Under Scrutiny In DOJ-CFTC Investigation

May 25th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The American investigation of cryptocurrency price manipulation reaches across the Atlantic, according to an English daily newspaper. The US Department of Justice and CFTC are apparently taking a hard look at bitcoin traders based in the UK, among other countries.
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technology

Spanish Central Bank Governor Perceives Cryptocurrency Risks, Distributed Ledger Technology Potential

May 24th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Cryptocurrencies may present more risks than benefits, according to the governor of the Spanish central bank. However, Governor Linde also believes that distributed ledger technology offers the potential for cost reduction and improved efficiency.
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wallets and exchanges

Bitfinex Reportedly Tied To Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank International

May 24th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
According to a Thursday report, Noble Bank International has provided its banking services to Bitfinex since sometime in 2017. The cryptocurrency exchange seems to have cycled through a series of banking relationships after Wells Fargo abruptly ended its relationship with the company in April 2017.
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technology

Bitmain Considers Artificial Intelligence Alternative For Cryptocurrency-Focused ASIC Business

May 18th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
“We have to be prepared,” said Bitmain's CEO, who worries about the Chinese government prohibiting cryptocurrency mining. His chip development company is readying itself for a second act: artificial intelligence.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

Swiss Executive Council Calls For Study On E-Franc Cryptocurrency

May 17th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Switzerland’s Federal Council has asked for an examination of the advantages and disadvantages of a government-backed e-franc cryptocurrency.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

SEC Encourages Investor Protection Through Parody ICO

May 16th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
ETHNews has a strict policy of not reporting on initial coin offerings (ICOs) while they’re in progress, but even we couldn’t pass on this opportunity.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Central Bank Digital Currency? Fed Governor Brainard Says No Thanks

May 16th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Cryptocurrencies are probably not a good fit for central banks, according to a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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business and finance

LedgerX’s Bitcoin Savings Product Is Just Another Derivative Gamble

May 15th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Earn 16 percent interest or double your money, but pay no attention to the finer details.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

NY Regulator Approves Zcash Trading On Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange

May 14th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
A major US digital asset exchange will soon list Zcash, one of the world’s most privacy-centric cryptocurrencies.
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world

Greek Authorities Prevented His Poisoning, BTC-e Money Laundering Suspect Confessed Guilt

May 11th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
It appears that after a US extradition request stalled, Alexander Vinnik was targeted by a Russian criminal who worried that the suspect would return to face fraud charges in Russia related to cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. Greek law enforcement protected Vinnik from an untimely death and, in letters, he has confessed his crimes to Russian authorities.
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interviews

ETHNews Exclusive | The NY Attorney General Race Features Manny Alicandro, A Cryptocurrency Candidate

May 10th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
With New York’s strongly progressive population, a Democratic victory appears likely in the state’s Attorney General race, but the platform of Republican candidate Manny Alicandro demonstrates how blockchain and cryptocurrency issues have seeped into the political sphere. The primary elections will take place on September 13, 2018.
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law and legislation

Trial Date Set In Critical ICO Case, Judge Weighs Legal Classification Of Cryptocurrencies

May 9th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In a criminal case involving two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs), a jury trial is set for January 2019. However, the judge presiding over the case has not yet ruled on the defense’s motion to dismiss, which argues unconstitutional vagueness and a lack of jurisdiction. The question: do securities laws clearly apply to the defendant’s ICOs?
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business and finance

Facebook Creates Blockchain Team

May 8th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The social media juggernaut will have a dedicated team delving into the best ways to incorporate blockchain.
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wallets and exchanges

Intercontinental Exchange Reportedly Exploring Bitcoin Swaps

May 8th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
“People put more faith in a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto … than they do in the U.S. Fed,” said Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of ICE.
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business and finance

Warren Buffett And Bill Gates Denounce Bitcoin

May 7th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
A few billionaire buddies were asked for their opinions on bitcoin. Holders won’t like what they had to say.
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business and finance

Revisiting The CFTC-Andreessen Horowitz Podcast Episode

May 4th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In January, Andreessen Horowitz general partner Alex Rampell joined the CFTC’s Daniel Gorfine and Andy Busch for a conversation about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and ICOs. With regulatory discussions just around the corner, ETHNews extracted some gems from that episode. Here’s what we found.
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business and finance

Square Generated $34M In Revenue From Bitcoin Sales But Only $223K In Profit

May 3rd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Bitcoin trading is supposed to be big business. That isn’t the case for Square.
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law and legislation

South Korean Legislators Prepare Bill To Legalize ICOs

May 3rd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Eleven lawmakers in South Korea are pushing for the limited legalization of initial coin offerings. ICOs have been banned in South Korea since September 2017.
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wallets and exchanges

BitGrail Shuts Down … Again

May 2nd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In the space of three hours on Wednesday, BitGrail announced its re-opening and then promptly disabled operations once again.
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world

Much Ado About Blockchain During UK Parliament Treasury Committee Hearing

May 2nd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In a remarkably detailed hearing on digital currencies, members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament asked industry stakeholders and experts about the possible advantages and disadvantages of blockchain.