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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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wallets and exchanges

CFTC Subpoenas Cryptocurrency Exchanges In Bitcoin Futures Investigation

Jun 11th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit, and Kraken were targeted. The future’s looking a bit dim.
NEWS
business and finance

E*Trade Explores Blockchain Despite CIO’s Doubts

Jun 9th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
“It feels more like a solution waiting for tangible problems to emerge,” said E-Trade CIO Lance Braunstein. “We don’t have a dying need to use blockchain.”
NEWS
world

High Time For Diplomacy: PotCoin To Sponsor Rodman Trip During US-North Korea Meeting

Jun 8th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Friday, former basketball star Dennis Rodman shared that he’ll be in Singapore for a pivotal meeting between the United States and North Korea. For the second time in as many years, PotCoin is helping Rodman pursue his diplomatic aims.
NEWS
business and finance

Questions About A Potential Bitmain IPO

Jun 7th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The company behind some of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency mining chips and one of the world’s largest bitcoin mining pools is open to going public.
NEWS
business and finance

[UPDATED] Round 2: VanEck and SolidX Continue Pursuit Of Bitcoin ETF

Jun 6th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Insured to a degree against theft or loss, the proposed VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust ETF aims to assuage the SEC’s concerns about cryptocurrency-linked financial products. The ETF would use a price index based on over-the-counter cryptocurrency trading desks located in the US, as opposed to the prices generated through trading activity on cryptocurrency exchanges.
opinion

ICOs: Rethinking The Wisdom Of The Crowd

Jun 6th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
In the last year, initial coin offerings attracted billions of dollars in cryptocurrency capital from retail investors. Some folks have hailed ICOs as democratizing startup investment opportunities, but the system is not without its flaws.
NEWS
law and legislation

Ex-SEC Chair Mary Jo White To Represent Ripple In Lawsuit Alleging XRP Securities Classification

Jun 4th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Go big or go home.
NEWS
business and finance

A Blockchain Perspective On Microsoft's $7.5B Purchase Of GitHub

Jun 4th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The deal could shake up how blockchain and Ethereum developers choose to collaborate. Andreessen Horowitz wins big.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

‘Estcoin’ Is Not A National Cryptocurrency, At Least Not Anymore

Jun 1st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
It was all a dream. After drawing rebukes from banking authorities, including the ECB president and Estonian central bank governor, Estcoin appears dead in the water.
NEWS
business and finance

Amid Financial Troubles, Monster Inc Plots $300M ICO

May 31st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Bleeding cash? Have you thought about an ICO?
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Hackers Make Puzzling XRP Ransom Demand

May 31st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
After compromising the personal information of approximately 90,000 customers at two Canadian banks, hackers demanded $1 million of XRP for the supposedly safe return of the data. While we’ve grown more accustomed to bitcoin-based ransoms, criminals may be attracted to the liquidity in the altcoin market and the lax KYC protocols on some of the international cryptocurrency exchanges that support them.
NEWS
opinion

Ethereum Classic Forks Away From ‘Difficulty Bomb’

May 30th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Developers for Ethereum Classic, a vestigial chain in the cryptocurrency community, have reportedly eliminated the network’s ‘difficulty bomb,’ an original feature of the Ethereum blockchain intended to make proof-of-work mining more challenging.
NEWS
law and legislation

SEC’s Latest ICO Complaint Could Hint At Utility Token Debate

May 29th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
ETHNews spoke with attorney Jason Somensatto, who shared his thoughts on the SEC’s latest initial coin offering complaint.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

EOS Nears End Of $4B ICO, CTO Larimer Patches Vulnerability

May 29th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Mo’ money, mo’ problems. EOS addresses possible vulnerabilities ahead of platform’s official launch.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.