Cheyenne Ligon

Cheyenne Ligon

On the news team at CoinDesk, Cheyenne focuses on crypto regulation and crime. Cheyenne is originally from Houston, Texas. She studied political science at Tulane University in Louisiana. In December 2021, she graduated from CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on business and economics reporting. She has no significant crypto holdings.

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The Crypto Industry’s Influence on U.S. Elections is Bigger Than Ever, Industry Insiders Say
Crypto-focused PACs are shaping the outcome of certain key Congressional elections.
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CFTC headquarters (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
FalconX Settles With CFTC for $1.8M Over Failure to Register as Futures Commission Merchant
In addition to paying monetary penalties, FalconX must stop providing U.S.-based customers access to crypto derivatives trading platforms.
CFTC headquarters (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
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DOJ Said to Snub Sullivan & Cromwell, Appoint Competitor to Coveted Binance Monitorship: Bloomberg
The white-shoe law firm’s handling of the FTX bankruptcy case has been controversial.
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Binance Logo (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Binance Fined $4.3M by Canadian Financial Regulator for ‘Administrative Violations’
FINTRAC said Binance failed to register as a foreign money services business and neglected to report nearly 6,000 transactions over $10,000.
Binance Logo (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Current FTX CEO John J. Ray has worked to clawback funds spent by the previous operators of the defunct FTX exchange. (Wikimedia Commons)
Nearly All FTX Creditors Will Get 118% of Their Funds Back in Cash, Estate Says in New Plan
The new reorganization plan must first be approved by a Delaware bankruptcy court.
Current FTX CEO John J. Ray has worked to clawback funds spent by the previous operators of the defunct FTX exchange. (Wikimedia Commons)
LockBit's site was taken over by federal authorities in February. (UK National Crime Agency)
U.S. DOJ Identifies and Charges LockBit Ransomware Gang Leader with Fraud, Extortion
The U.S. State Department is offering a $10 million reward for information that leads to the apprehension of 31-year-old Russian national Dmitry Khoroshev.
LockBit's site was taken over by federal authorities in February. (UK National Crime Agency)
CROP 16:9 samurai, samourai wallet,  "Seven Samurai" image from Japan's oldest film magazine Kinema Junpo. (Wikimedia Commons)
Samourai Wallet Co-Founder Keonne Rodriguez Pleads Not Guilty, Released on $1M Bond
Rodriguez, 35, will remain on house arrest in Pennsylvania until his trial.
CROP 16:9 samurai, samourai wallet,  "Seven Samurai" image from Japan's oldest film magazine Kinema Junpo. (Wikimedia Commons)
Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao in 2018 (CoinDesk archives)
CZ Sentencing Letters Paint Former Binance CEO as Devoted Family Man, Friend
161 letters from CZ’s friends and loved ones poured into the court ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.
Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao in 2018 (CoinDesk archives)
SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Consensys Sues SEC Over ‘Unlawful Seizure Of Authority’ Over Ethereum
By offering their MetaMask wallet software, the SEC says Consensys is acting as an unregistered securities broker.
SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Department of Justice (Shutterstock)
Samourai Wallet Founders Arrested and Charged With Money Laundering
Prosecutors are alleging Samourai Wallet laundered over $100 million in criminal proceeds.
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