Fran Velasquez

Fran Velasquez

Fran is CoinDesk TV's writer and reporter. He is an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where he earned his master's in business and economic reporting. In the past, he has written for Borderless Magazine, CNBC Make It, and Inc. He owns no crypto holdings.

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Trial Lawyer Breaks Down Legal Considerations for NFTs and Trademark Law
David Leichtman, a managing partner at law firm Leichtman Law PLLC, said what a brand is protecting “is the value of the brand,” including its name or logo. That's the key issue of the Yuga Labs lawsuit.
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‘Disinflation’ Trends Will Soon ‘Hit a Brick Wall’: Oanda’s Edward Moya
However, the senior market analyst told CoinDesk TV investors should price in at least one to two more interest rate hikes.
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Legal Expert Says Mango Markets Exploit Case Is Wake-Up Call For DAOs
Benjamin Bathgate, partner at Canadian-based law firm McMillan LLP, says the lawsuit against Avraham Eisenberg, the alleged Mango Markets exploiter, could impact how DAOs implement their legal and governing structures in the future.
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Crypto Software Firm President: We're Trying to Make California’s DMV More Efficient With Blockchain
Andrew Smith, president of Oxhead Alpha, discusses why his firm is using the Tezos blockchain to build out the protocol.
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AI Company Co-Founder Addresses Ethics of Tom Cruise 'Deepfake' Videos
Celebrities have lawyers “but what about regular people” who find their images altered by AI without their consent? Tom Graham of AI software company Metaphysic says blockchain might be one solution.
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Commissioner: CFTC Needs More Dialogue With Market Participants to Modernize Regulation
"It’s important for us to know certain facts, information [and] data about the company acquiring a registered market participant” to avoid another FTX debacle, Kristin N. Johnson said on CoinDesk TV.
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Bitcoin Suisse Chairman Says EU Won’t Ban Crypto, but It May Seek to Contain It
Luzius Meisser, chairman of the Swiss crypto firm, weighs in on why the bloc is likely to try to build a firewall around crypto rather than prohibit its use altogether.
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Coinbase Exec Says Institutional Investors Still Into Crypto Post-FTX
David Duong, head of institutional research at the exchange, says the collapse of Sam Bankman Fried's platform didn’t lead to a pullback.
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Aptos Labs CEO Says NFTs Will Push Boundaries of Previous Generation Blockchains
Mo Shaikh, co-founder of the layer 1 blockchain, predicts NFTs will be used as a means of payment and will also go mainstream via big brand partnerships.
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Stablecoin Regulation Is First on New Subcommittee’s To-Do List, Says Chairman
Rep. French Hill said the digital assets subcommittee plans to use its stablecoins draft as a model for how it will approach digital asset regulation moving forward.
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