Category: FTX collapse

Alameda-Funded Ren Tells Users to ‘Bridge Back to Native Chains’ as It Sunsets 1.0 Platform

According to the team behind the open protocol Ren, developers are winding down the Ren 1.0 network following the FTX and Alameda Research collapse. Last year, under previous Ren leadership, Alameda acquired Ren and was funding development every quarter. On Dec.......

Report: FTX Co-Founder SBF Retains White-Collar Lawyer Who Represented Ghislaine Maxwell

On Dec. 6, 2022, the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) reportedly retained the attorney Mark Cohen, the lawyer that represented Ghislaine Maxwell during her recent sex trafficking case. SBF’s spokesperson further explained that the FTX co-founder is being consulted by......

Report Suggests FTX’s Tokenized Stocks Might Not Have Been Backed 1:1, Synthetics May Have Been Used to ‘Manipulate’ Real Stock Prices

On Dec. 4, 2022, a report details that FTX-based synthetic stocks may have been used to manipulate the value of AMC shares. In May 2021, FTX offered 36 tokenized stocks but speculators believe it’s questionable whether or not the firm actually......

A Dozen Digital Assets Record Double-Digit Gains as Crypto Markets Begin to Heal After FTX’s Collapse

At the time of writing the global cryptocurrency market capitalization is hovering around $842 billion on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Bitcoin prices consolidated since the start of the week, as seven-day stats indicate the price of bitcoin has dropped by 0.02%......

Kraken’s Jesse Powell Takes Aim at Newly Launched Proof-of-Reserve Lists, POR Audit ‘Requires Cryptographic Proof’

On Tuesday, amid the many conversations concerning crypto exchange proof-of-reserves, Kraken executive Jesse Powell shared a screenshot of coinmarketcap.com’s newly launched proof-of-reserves (POR) dashboard. Powell said he planned to be “more assertive with calling out problems,” and he stressed that a......

FTX Co-Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Faces US Extradition, Bankruptcy Court Says Top Execs Won’t Be Compensated

According to a report citing three people familiar with the matter, the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) may be extradited to the United States for questioning. After it was alleged that SBF transferred $10 billion in customer funds to Alameda......

Gold Outshined Bitcoin This Month Climbing 6% Higher Amid US Real Estate Slump, Lower CPI Data

This month, gold has outperformed bitcoin after crypto markets shuddered from the recent FTX collapse, and the precious yellow metal climbed 6.12% since the first of November. The U.S. housing market has shown weaknesses and October’s U.S. inflation rate was lower......

FTX Execs Gave $70 Million to Both Democrats and Republicans Heading Into the 2022 US Midterms

After the collapse of FTX, a number of journalists reported on the fact that FTX executives deployed significant donations to political leaders in the United States. During the most recent election cycle leading up to the U.S. midterms in 2022, reports......

Bahamas Regulator Appoints ‘Big Four’ Auditor PWC as Joint Provisional FTX Liquidator

On Nov. 14, 2022, the Securities Commission of the Bahamas (SCB) published a press release that explains the ‘Big Four’ accounting firm PWC (Pricewaterhousecoopers) has been designated as provisional liquidator in the FTX investigation. The SCB detailed that “given the magnitude”......

Royal Bahamas Police Force Reveals FTX Is Being Investigated for ‘Criminal Misconduct’

“A team of financial investigators” are currently investigating the now-defunct crypto exchange FTX, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said in a statement shared on Sunday. The police noted that the financial investigators were searching to see if “any criminal misconduct occurred.”......