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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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business and finance

Federal Reserve Officials Question Viability Of Stateless Digital Currency

Feb 9th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
This week, officials and economists from the Federal Reserve System expressed doubts about the practicality of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
NEWS
business and finance

Trump To Nominate Tax Attorney Charles Rettig To Lead IRS

Feb 8th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Thursday, the White House issued a statement about the impending nomination of Charles P. Rettig as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
NEWS
law and legislation

NY Department Of Financial Services Issues Strong Guidance To Virtual Currency Businesses

Feb 8th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, the NYDFS published guidance for virtual currency businesses, clearly explaining their responsibilities to monitor for fraudulent activity and market manipulation, and report findings in a timely fashion.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Bitfinex Critic Has Twitter Account Briefly Suspended, Faces Possible Death Threats

Feb 7th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, a prominent critic of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange had their Twitter account suspended. (It has since been restored.) They allege that Bitfinex employed a Twitter bot army to mass report revealing tweets. In the reddit sphere, there are unsubstantiated rumors of a bitcoin bounty being placed on the critic’s head through the dark web.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

SEC’s 2018 Examination Priorities Include Cryptocurrency And ICOs

Feb 7th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released its 2018 examination priorities. The document included a section dedicated to cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs), secondary market trading, and blockchain.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Seven Takeaways From The SEC And CFTC’s Testimony On Virtual Currency

Feb 7th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Questions from senators focused on consumer protection, investor education efforts, exchange regulation and market manipulation, and the potential value of distributed ledger technology.
NEWS
business and finance

China To Obstruct Cryptocurrency Websites Using ‘Great Firewall’

Feb 5th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Continuing its crusade against cryptocurrency, China reportedly plans to limit domestic participation in foreign initial coin offerings (ICOs) and international virtual currency transactions.
NEWS
law and legislation

UPDATED: SEC, CFTC Testimony Released In Advance Of Senate Banking Committee Hearing On Virtual Currency

Feb 5th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Monday, the testimony to be given by the SEC and CFTC chairmen was posted on the Senate Banking Committee website. The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. EST, February 6, 2018.
NEWS
business and finance

CME President Hesitant To Develop Additional Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Feb 3rd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Be quick but don’t hurry. Have traditional exchanges stumbled by rushing virtual currency derivatives to market?
NEWS
business and finance

German President Hopes Financial Sector Stems Cryptocurrency Bubble

Feb 2nd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
At an event on Thursday, German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier told his audience that the financial sector has a responsibility to avert cryptocurrency bubbles and speculation.
NEWS
technology

Italian Power Company Enel Has “No Interest Whatsoever” In Supplying Energy For Cryptocurrency Mining

Feb 2nd, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Thursday, Enel strongly countered rumors that it would seek to provide its services to cryptocurrency miners.
NEWS
business and finance

Buy Cryptocurrency With A Credit Card? A Warning From Coinbase

Feb 1st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In their rush to buy cryptocurrencies, some investors have made purchases using credit cards. For reasons such as default risk and fraud protection, this could be problematic. Now, some credit card companies are reportedly classifying cryptocurrency purchases as cash advances.
NEWS
business and finance

CFTC Considers Self-Certification Process Used To List Bitcoin Derivatives

Feb 1st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, as part of its Market Risk Advisory Committee Meeting, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission hosted a discussion on the self-certification process, which was used by several exchanges to list bitcoin derivatives products.
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Temporary Restraining Order Granted In Second BitConnect Lawsuit

Feb 1st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
To guard against BitConnect and defendant Ryan Maasen potentially misdirecting cryptocurrency holdings, a Kentucky judge has granted a temporary restraining order to freeze their assets. Two lawsuits have been filed against the recently shuttered exchange.
NEWS
law and legislation

SEC Files Lawsuit Against AriseBank

Jan 31st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The US Securities and Exchange Commission continues its crusade against potentially fraudulent ICOs.
NEWS
lifestyle

Facebook Bans Advertisements For Cryptocurrencies, ICOs

Jan 30th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Are you sick of seeing advertisements for “hot cryptocurrency trading tips?” Does James Altucher’s ubiquitous face haunt you?
NEWS
business and finance

Blockchains, LLC Acquiring Over 60,000 Acres In Nevada To Showcase Blockchain Applications: Yes Ethereum, No Mining

Jan 31st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Monday, Blockchains, LLC confirmed it is acquiring over 60,000 acres at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. The company’s CEO refuted rumors that the land will be used for a large-scale cryptocurrency mining operation.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Tether Reportedly Subpoenaed by CFTC

Jan 30th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Tuesday, it was reported that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has subpoenaed Bitfinex and Tether. The news was first reported on a Bloomberg Terminal.
NEWS
business and finance

SEC’s Jay Clayton, CFTC’s J Christopher Giancarlo Address Cryptocurrency In WSJ Op-Ed

Jan 26th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Wednesday, the leaders of the SEC and CFTC published a statement in the Wall Street Journal. They told readers that “regulators are looking at cryptocurrency” and the agencies take their responsibilities seriously.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Robinhood App Adds Cryptocurrency Price Trackers, Trading To Follow

Jan 25th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Thursday, Robinhood announced that it will offer support for cryptocurrency trading beginning in February 2018. Starting today, users can track the prices of 16 cryptocurrencies.