Articles by

Pradipta Mukherjee

Pradipta Mukherjee is a business reporter and has worked for Bloomberg News and Business Standard in India. An MBA and a post-graduate in Economics, Mukherjee focuses on financial markets and corporates. She is a Mary Morgan Hewitt award recipient for Women in Journalism. She has also won the Jefferson Fellowship; the Thomson Reuters Foundation fellowship on ‘Social Media and Digital Journalism’ at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and most recently, the Kiplinger Fellowship at Ohio University, USA.

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October 2022

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SEC fines Kim Kardashian US$1.26 mln for promoting EthereumMax

October 2022

Tokenize plans acquisitions, fund raising to build exchange network

As the crypto slump drives job cuts and worse, some exchanges are seeing opportunity for expansion in the downturn, call it the fortune-favors-the-brave mantra.

Cryptocurrencies much more than trading tools, says Caselin at AAX exchange 

Who will regulate the regulators is a time-honored question and one Bitcoin enthusiasts raise when talking about the benefits of the token’s fixed supply versus the tendency of central banks to switch the money spigots off and on.

Digital dollar takes another step in White House’s “first ever” digital assets framework

The Fed will continue its CBDC research as Republicans pressure the central bank to clarify its stance on digital dollar issuance.

Women in India start to plug into cryptocurrency trading

Crypto exchanges in India say the number of female investors isn’t huge, but it is growing even as prices slide and new taxes eat into revenue.

Queen Elizabeth artwork NFTs flood into OpenSea marketplace

Demand for non-fungible tokens connected to the late monarch surge along with prices.

Asia banking giant DBS jumps into The Sandbox metaverse

The Singapore-based bank said it will buy land in the metaverse to create the ‘DBS BetterWorld’ and build a virtual community.

India crypto exchanges plan long-term future as day traders flee 

In facing a government hostile to cryptocurrency trading, Indian exchanges are trying to attract new business with suites of different investment products.

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SEC fines Kim Kardashian US$1.26 mln for promoting EthereumMax

India’s ED freezes more crypto in E-Nuggets money laundering case

Instagram, Facebook users in 100 countries can crosspost NFTs: Meta

India financial crime unit cites ‘Chinese-controlled entities’ in alleged crypto fraud

SWIFT, Chainlink announce cross-chain interoperability partnership

India ED freezes US$1.57 mln in crypto allegedly laundered through WazirX, Binance

DBS offers self-directed trading for accredited investors

UK bill allows law enforcement to ‘seize, freeze, recover’ crypto assets

Bitcoin recovers from steep drop after Fed hikes rates by 75 basis points

India’s finance minister sees 46% growth in blockchain technology use in next few years

Alameda Research to repay US$200 mln crypto loan to Voyager Digital

India’s CoinDCX Twitter handle hacked to peddle XRP

US Treasury seeks public opinion on digital asset risks

India’s WazirX to delist USDC, apply auto convert to Binance’s stablecoin

India’s WazirX introduces new ‘learn and earn’ campaign with The Sandbox

Binance makes additional investment in Mo Shaikh’s blockchain startup Aptos

Celsius seeks court approval to monetize stablecoin assets

Singapore Deputy Prime sees “tremendous potential” in tokenization and DLT

Singapore grants capital markets license to SBI’s digital asset arm

Thailand bans crypto lending and staking services

JPMorgan, LRC bet on blockchain startup Ownera in US$20 mln Series A

Diamond Standard raises US$30 mln to ramp up tokenized asset distribution

Bitcoin drops 4% after U.S. August CPI rises 0.1% from July

Filecoin service provider RRMine leaves China for Singapore

Tokenized assets may make up 10% of global GDP by 2030: report

Singapore central bank says data on crypto holdings by general public not available

Indian finance minister urges IMF to lead crypto regulation

WazirX launches coin reports with data from crypto research firms Crebaco, IntoTheBlock

Crypto lender Nexo introduces spot, futures trading

Thai regulator files police complaint against Zipmex for non-compliance

SEBA Bank launches Ethereum staking services as ‘Merge’ nears

RBI asks 4 state-run banks to test digital rupee, in talks with fintech: report

Slowdown in crypto interest to continue for rest of the year: KPMG

Crypto influencer collects, then returns, US$100K from investors in fake scheme

Indian police arrest alleged crypto trickster in US$31 mln scam: report

Poolin pauses withdrawals from Pool Accounts, admits liquidity issues

New hire in Saudi Central Bank to work on crypto regulations: report

Bitcoin gains as US unemployment rate rises to 3.7%, indicates inflation slowing

Thailand mandates warnings on crypto ads

CFTC, SEC seek input on hedge fund crypto reporting rules

Hong Kong hosts Digital Asset Series seminars for mass literacy

BABL tanks 92% after Babylon Finance announces shut down

Indonesia to launch crypto stock exchange at end-2022

September 2022

India’s CoinDCX says it’s hiring to prepare for DeFi expansion

Despite the Indian government’s hostility towards cryptocurrencies, the CoinDCX exchange says more traditional financial products will shift to DeFi platforms.

Singapore’s MAS says needs to do better job explaining crypto policy

The city-state hosted a seminar with a title that it hopes sums up its crypto approach: “Yes to digital asset innovation, No to cryptocurrency speculation.”

NEAR Foundation, Forkast shortlist 20 Women in Web3 for inaugural Changemakers list

Ten winners will be selected by public vote, which will end on August 29.

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Indonesia to launch crypto stock exchange at end-2022

Indonesia’s biggest tech firm buys local crypto exchange

Temasek to lead US$100M funding round in Animoca Brands: report

Fed expects to launch long-awaited Faster Payments System by 2023  

Crypto lender Hodlnaut placed under creditor protection by Singapore court

Most crypto “still junk”, JPMorgan’s blockchain lead claims

Thailand’s SCBX scraps plan to buy 51% stake in crypto exchange Bitkub

India financial crime-fighters search CoinSwitch crypto exchange

Crypto ATM Bitcoin Depot unveils US$885 mln SPAC listing plans

Crypto trader donates US$100,000 to YouTuber fighting defamation suit

Crypto exchange Bitfinex plans new chain split tokens

NFT platform SudoRare vanishes with 519 Ethereum

Bitcoin has been mounting in DBS Digital Exchange in volatile June

More than half of Indian crypto investors want to increase investments: report

India blockchain forum plans to chart future with governments, regulators

Australia to keep pace with crypto laws with “token mapping”

FTX revenue grew 1,000% in 2021 amid booming crypto market: SBF

FTX.US among 5 companies cited by FDIC for ‘false, misleading’ claims to consumers