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CDCROP: Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried in the Bahamas (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
'Personal Fiefdom': Some Takeaways From FTX's First Bankruptcy Hearing
FTX’s lawyers painted an alarming picture in the bankrupt crypto exchange’s first-day hearing.
CDCROP: Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried in the Bahamas (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
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US Senators Ask Regulators for a 'Review' of SoFi’s Crypto Offerings
U S senators Sherrod Brown D Ohio Jack Reed D R I Chris Van Holland D Md and Tina Smith D Minn wrote open letters to digital finance company So Fi and several bank regulators asking for a review of So Fi's crypto offerings Coin Desk Global Policy Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De weighs in [...]
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FTX Owes $226M to Its Largest Creditor; Total of About $3.1B Owed to Top 50 Creditors
FTX s largest creditors have claims ranging from hundreds of millions to tens of millions of dollars according to a recently filed court document The identities of these creditors are not disclosed but collectively they are owed approximately 3 1 billion Coin Desk Global Policy Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the latest in FTX [...]
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CDCROP: Photo of FTX website (Rob Mitchell/CoinDesk)
Bahamas Securities Regulator Ordered FTX to Transfer Crypto to Government Wallets
The Securities Commission of the Bahamas announced Thursday that it ordered the contents of FTX's crypto wallets to be transferred to government-controlled wallets on the previous Saturday. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the latest.
CDCROP: Photo of FTX website (Rob Mitchell/CoinDesk)
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FTX’s New CEO Condemns Sam Bankman-Fried’s Management of the Crypto Exchange
New FTX CEO John J. Ray III issued a scathing assessment of "unprecedented" poor management practices by his predecessor, Sam Bankman-Fried, in a series of filings in a Delaware court. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De breaks down the details.
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Genesis’ Crypto-Lending Unit Pauses Customer Withdrawals Amid FTX Collapse
The lending arm of crypto investment bank Genesis Global Trading is temporarily suspending redemptions and new loan originations in the wake of FTX s collapse Interim CEO Derar Islim told customers on a call Wednesday Genesis owner Digital Currency Group is also the parent company of Coin Desk Coin Desk Global Policy Regulation Managing Editor [...]
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Major League Baseball referees wore FTX-branded kits. (G Fiume/Getty Images)
The Long Arm of FTX
It's hard to overstate how much FTX embedded itself into the broader world. That could drive some of the response to its collapse.
Major League Baseball referees wore FTX-branded kits. (G Fiume/Getty Images)
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FTX May Have More Than 1M Creditors, New Filings Say
FTX may have more than 1 million creditors, according to a court filing that began to explain the company's descent into bankruptcy. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De breaks down the details. Plus, the latest on the liquidators approved by the Bahamian Supreme Court for FTX's assets.
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FTX Facing Criminal Investigation in the Bahamas
Law enforcement in the Bahamas are investigating crypto exchange FTX following the platform's swift collapse. A local financial regulator also said that FTX was not required to allow Bahamas-based customers to withdraw their funds. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De weighs in.
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