SoftBank writes down nearly $100 million investment in FTX • ZebethMedia

As more details emerge regarding the events that led to FTX’s bankruptcy and stunning collapse, the cryptocurrency exchange’s investors are also being scrutinized. Namely, many people are asking just how could so many high-profile investment firms pour a collective $2 billion with apparently so little due diligence. The notorious Japanese investment conglomerate SoftBank, for example, […]

Binance’s plan to acquire FTX is ‘real-life Game of Thrones’ as crypto winter winds blow • ZebethMedia

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume, has signed a letter of intent to buy its closest competitor, FTX, making huge waves in the crypto community after the putative billionaire CEOs of the exchanges engaged in a multi-day public dispute on Twitter. “It’s like real-life ‘Game of Thrones,’” Alex Taub, founder and CEO of […]

FTX’s seemingly sluggish withdrawals raise eyebrows • ZebethMedia

Withdrawal transactions for customers using FTX, the third largest crypto exchange by volume, have seemingly been limited to a nominal amount or none at all, according to multiple on-chain data sources. Stablecoin withdrawals from FTX dropped to zero around 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday, according to data on CryptoQuant. Meanwhile, withdrawals of ether, Ethereum’s token, […]

Here’s the rundown on the Binance and FTX fiasco • ZebethMedia

The largest crypto exchange by volume (Binance) and the third largest crypto exchange by volume (FTX) faced off in recent days after Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao tweeted that his exchange would slowly withdraw billions of its holdings in FTX’s native token, FTT, “due to recent revelations that have came to light.” But first, let’s […]

US DOJ announces seizure of $3.36B in cryptocurrency • ZebethMedia

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced that law enforcement seized $3.36 billion of bitcoin from a man who “unlawfully obtained” over 50,000 bitcoin from darkweb market Silk Road over a decade ago. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said that James Zhong of Gainesville, Georgia, pleaded guilty on November […]

Singapore may soon require retail investors to take test before trading crypto, prohibit credit cards • ZebethMedia

Singapore may soon require retail investors to take a test and not use credit card payments and other forms of borrowing for trading cryptocurrencies, the central bank proposed on Wednesday in a series of measures as the island nation looks to make citizens aware of the risks surrounding volatile assets. The Monetary Authority of Singapore […]

Pillow wants to make crypto saving and investing easy for new users • ZebethMedia

Pillow aspires to be an all-in-one platform that helps even newbie users save, spend and invest in crypto currency. The Singapore-based startup announced it has raised $18 million in Series A financing co-led by Accel and Quona Capital, with participation from Elevation Capital and Jump Capital. The app currently has more than 75,000 users in […]

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