Fran

Velasquez

Fran Velasquez

Fran is a TV Writer and Reporter on the Layer 2 team, the site's magazine section. Fran is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He studied anthropology and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In December 2021, he graduated from CUNY's Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where he earned his master's in business and economics. He owns no crypto holdings.

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SEC Will Need to Prove Tokens Are Securities in Coinbase Insider-Trading Case, Legal Expert Says
Former persecutor Ian McGinley joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss the case and what the SEC will need to do as it eyes more crypto oversight.
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US 'Missing From the Table' on CBDC Discussions: Atlantic Council Director
Josh Lipsky joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss the advancement of central bank digital currencies and why concerns over privacy and interoperability could influence global adoption.
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‘A Damaged Brand’: Former Celsius Employee on the Crypto Lender’s Mismanagement and Alleged Token Manipulation
Timothy Cradle, former compliance and financial crimes director at crypto lender Celsius Network, joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss the platform’s alleged questionable practices.
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Ex-CFTC Chairman Discusses Celsius' Bankruptcy and CBDC Adoption
The former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chief joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss why the bankruptcy of lender Celsius Network could set legal precedent in future crypto hearings, and why the likelihood of CBDC adoption worldwide could be based on Chinese technology.
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Celsius Network 'Could Stick Around' After Bankruptcy, Restructuring Expert Says
Ryan Preston Dahl joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss the crypto lender's filing.
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MATIC Surges as Disney Chooses Polygon for Accelerator Program
The Ethereum scaling tool is one of six companies selected by the media and entertainment giant to be a part of its program to develop AR, NFT and AI Experiences.
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DoNotPay CEO Wants to ‘Give Little Guys the Power’ to Sue Celsius
DoNotPay CEO Joshua Browder joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss how retail investors can file claim suits against Celsius Network to attempt to recover their assets as the lender faces insolvency.
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Suing SEC Is a Possibility, Bitwise Chief Compliance Officer Says
“It’s about getting answers to some of the technical questions,” Katherine Dowling told CoinDesk TV’s “All About Bitcoin.”
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Crypto Investors Can Rely on ‘Frankly Nothing’ in Current Regulatory Environment, Says Former FDIC Official
Chief Innovation Officer Sultan Meghji joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” to discuss why crypto investors can rely on “frankly, nothing.”
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