‘Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin Make Global Commerce Easy’ — Founder of Nigerian Crypto Exchange

Despite the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Feb. 5, 2021 directive that instructed banks to block crypto entities from the financial system, the demand and use of cryptocurrencies have continued to grow. Not even the central bank’s subsequent crackdown on crypto......

NY Attorney General Urges Congress to Ban Crypto in Retirement Accounts

New York Attorney General Letitia James has urged Congress to pass a law prohibiting crypto investments in retirement accounts. “Hardworking Americans should not have to worry about their retirement savings being wiped out due to risky bets on unstable assets like......

Coinbase CEO Says Company Holds 2 Million Bitcoin, Reminds People Firm’s ‘Financials Are Public’

According to Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, as of Sept. 30, 2022, the company holds 2 million bitcoin worth $39.9 billion. The news Armstrong shared comes at a time when the general public is looking directly at exchange balances following FTX’s turbulent......

Conflicting Reports Emerge About SEC Helping Bankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX With Legal Loopholes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly met with crypto exchange FTX and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried several times before the crypto firm filed for bankruptcy. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler was rumored to be helping FTX with legal loopholes. However,......

Hedge Fund Galois Capital Discloses ‘Roughly Half’ of the Firm’s Capital ‘Stuck on FTX’

According to the co-founder of Galois Capital, the hedge fund manager who warned about the Terra collapse before it happened, half of the hedge fund’s capital is left trapped on FTX. Galois co-founder, Kevin Zhou, wrote a letter to investors explaining......

Troubled Crypto Exchange FTX Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, CEO Steps Down

The embattled crypto exchange FTX has informed the public that the FTX parent firm West Realm Shires Services, Alameda Research, and approximately 130 additional affiliated companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware. FTX’s Parent Company, Alameda Research, and......

Support for Ripple Grows in SEC Lawsuit Over XRP — CEO Says ‘It’s Unprecedented’

Support for Ripple Labs in its fight against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over xrp has grown, with 12 amicus briefs filed. “It’s unprecedented,” Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said, adding that each brief explains in its own unique way......

Report: Deleted Files Indicate Crypto Lender Hodlnaut’s Execs Gave Little Weight to Terra Luna Exposure

According to a report, the embattled crypto lender Hodlnaut saw a significant loss from the Terra blockchain collapse last May. The report notes that Hodlnaut downplayed the company’s exposure to the Terra ecosystem and allegedly lost $190 million from the incident.......

French Lawyer Asks Russian Patriarch to Help Save Alexander Vinnik From ‘Political Trial’ in US

A member of the defense team of the alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik has called on the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to intervene in support of his client. The Russian national may be sentenced to over 50 years in......

German Crypto Bank Nuri Asks Clients to Withdraw Funds as It Goes Out of Business

Digital asset platform Nuri has told customers to withdraw their funds in the next two months, after taking a hit from the crypto winter. Formerly known as Bitwala, the Berlin-headquartered cryptocurrency bank filed for insolvency earlier this year and failed to......