Articles by Nikhilesh De


Kik Sells Messaging App, Reaffirms Kin Crypto Integration

The Kik messaging platform has been bought by MediaLab, a holding company which operates Whisper and a number of other apps, the company announced Friday. Kik Interactive, the company behind the messaging platform, previously announced…



What to Make of the SEC’s Latest Bitcoin ETF Rejection

The Takeaway: The SEC rejected the latest bitcoin ETF proposal last week, though it wasn’t entirely unexpected. The decision clarified the SEC’s concerns, which mainly revolve around market manipulation. Legal experts say a bitcoin ETF…



Telegram Responds to SEC: Gram Tokens Are Not Securities

Telegram is pushing back against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The messaging platform filed a response to the securities regulator Wednesday, writing that the SEC’s emergency injunction last week was unwarranted. Telegram is…


LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch

Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX has seen a sevenfold increase in volume in the six months following its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. Chief operating officer Juthica Chou told CoinDesk that the startup has seen roughly $7.5…



Walmart Wants to Store Payment Data On a Blockchain

Newly published patent filings from retail giant Walmart hint at a plan to store payments data using blockchain tech. The two applications – published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) –…