Greg Ahlstrand

Greg Ahlstrand

I'm CoinDesk's Asia News Editor, based in Hong Kong. Originally from California, I've been Asia-based since 1999, headquartered in Hong Kong and Jakarta and traveling throughout the Asean countries, Japan, Korea, the Chinese mainland and Taiwan for stories. Made Australia a couple of times, too. I started my journalism career as a news assistant at the Fresno Bee in Central California while studying the subject in school after the Navy. I went from launching and recovering helicopters on flight decks at sea to recovering papers fresh off the printer in the Bee's basement and launching them onto the editors' desks, whose editors had long since gone home for the night. Eventually, they let me stop delivering the paper and start writing stuff in it. My first beat was night cops: liquor store robberies, gang shootings, fatal car crashes (almost always alcohol related). It was an education. I am, as implied above, a U.S. Navy veteran. I served in seagoing helicopter squadrons as an aviation anti-submarine warfare technician throughout the Asia Pacific region and the Indian Ocean. I have a significant number of sailor stories to tell. I have no significant crypto holdings. Among my hobbies are welding, building stuff, home remodelling, (or knocking a house down and starting from scratch if it's too far gone to fix), riding horses and rebuilding old tractors. So far I've done a Ford 8N and a Ford 9N. It's slow going, because I live in Hong Kong and the tractors are in California, so I only get to work on them once or twice a year, for a week or two at a time - and that was before covid. I love my Lab, Cooper, whom my neighbors asked me to adopt two years ago when they moved back to Shanghai from Hong Kong. Cooper and I actually planned the whole thing -- we've known each other almost his whole life -- but his first parents are unaware of the conspiracy; and they send him Christmas presents every year.

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Cathie Wood's ARK Invest Buys Almost $6M of COIN, Sells Silvergate Stock
The firm sold about $5 million of Silvergate Capital shares.
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Ex-FTX Lawyer Cooperated With US Prosecutors, Reuters Reports, Citing Source
Former FTX lawyer Daniel Friedberg provided information on FTX at a meeting on Nov. 22 with the U.S. Justice Department, FBI and the SEC, the person said.
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Juez de la quiebra de Celsius le ordena devolver US$50 millones en cripto a clientes
Celsius había presentado una solicitud en septiembre para devolver las criptomonedas a los clientes que tenían activos en dichas cuentas.
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Crypto Lender Celsius' Bankruptcy Judge Orders It to Return $50M of Crypto to Custody Account Holders: Bloomberg
Celsius filed a motion in September to return crypto to customers who held assets in such accounts.
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Genesis Creditors Hire Lawyers to Find Ways to Prevent Crypto Brokerage's Bankruptcy: Bloomberg
Genesis is in talks with creditors and potential investors, the report said.
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BlockFi, actualmente en quiebra, demanda a Sam Bankman-Fried por sus acciones en Robinhood
A través de su empresa Emergent Fidelity Technologies, SBF aseguró su participación en la compañía de trading online como garantía para un préstamo.
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Bankrupt Crypto Lender BlockFi Sues Bankman-Fried for Robinhood Shares, FT Reports
Bankman-Fried, through a holding company, pledged his stake in Robinhood as collateral for a loan.
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Crypto Bank Silvergate Says Its BlockFi Digital-Asset Deposit Exposure Totals Less Than $20M
The bank's shares closed down 11% to $25.90 on Monday, after BlockFi bankruptcy filing.
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New York Imposes 2-Year Moratorium on New Proof-of-Work Mining After Gov. Hochul Signs Bill
The new law sets a two-year moratorium on new and renewed air permits for fossil fuel power plants used for energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrency mining.
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FTX Must Pay Expenses Incurred by Bahamas Regulator for Holding the Exchange's Digital Assets
The Securities Commission of the Bahamas last week ordered the contents of FTX's crypto wallets to be transferred to government-controlled wallets.
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