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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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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.
NEWS
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
11 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.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

Federal Trade Commission To Host Training Workshop On Cryptocurrency Scams

May 1st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Next month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold an event called “Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams.” The workshop is free and open to the public.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

SEC, CFTC To Discuss Possible Securities Classification Of Ether, Other Cryptocurrencies

May 1st, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Senior officials from the CFTC and SEC will meet next Monday to carefully consider whether Ether and other cryptocurrencies should be regulated as securities.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

No ‘Macrocritical’ Risks From Cryptocurrency, Says IMF

Apr 30th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) isn’t terribly worried about the financial stability risks posed by cryptocurrencies. Nonetheless, the organization expressed limited concerns about leveraged trading of cryptocurrencies, the integration of crypto-assets into mainstream financial products, and the cross-border character of these digital assets.
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law and legislation

CFTC Commissioner Discusses Tokenization And Spot Market Regulation Of Cryptocurrencies

Apr 30th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Brian Quintenz, a Republican commissioner of the CFTC, understands that the blockchain industry is full of hype and still possesses the potential to radically alter market structures.
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law and legislation

Delaware Senate Introduces Blockchain Bills For Limited Partnerships, LLCs

Apr 27th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
On Thursday, Delaware state senators introduced two bills, which propose that limited partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) be allowed to use blockchain technology for record keeping and record management, as well as certain ‘electronic transmissions.’ Both bills were assigned to the Banking, Business & Insurance Committee.
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cryptocurrencies and tokens

Should Ripple’s XRP Contribution To Nonprofit Org DonorsChoose Be Tax-Deductible?

Apr 27th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Shortly before the FY 2017 tax filing deadline, Ripple contributed approximately $29 million worth of its XRP to DonorsChoose, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Depending on how the Internal Revenue Service approaches XRP, Ripple – the effective creator and steward of the tokens – could be eligible for a large tax deduction, though the implications of such a deduction are concerning.
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wallets and exchanges

Local Bureau Of Japanese Finance Ministry Serves Business Improvement Order To Cryptocurrency Exchange

Apr 26th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Regional authorities have joined the effort to bring cryptocurrency exchanges into compliance with Japanese law.
NEWS
business and finance

[UPDATED] Sequoia Capital - Binance Dispute Headed To Arbitration

Apr 25th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
Binance has been accused of violating an exclusivity agreement with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, which had reportedly considered a substantial investment in the cryptocurrency exchange. The High Court of Hong Kong has granted a temporary injunction against Binance, suspending the company from business discussions with potential investors.
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business and finance

Philippines To Welcome Ten Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Companies Into Special Economic Zone

Apr 25th, 2018
Matthew De Silva
“We are about to license 10 platforms for cryptocurrency exchange,” said the chief of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. However, to comply with regulations, trading between fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies must take place offshore.