Crypto community baffled by SBF dictating terms over congressional hearing

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX has declined to testify before the United States Congress until he’s “finished learning and reviewing what happened.” Rep. Waters, and the House Committee on Financial Services: Once I have finished learning and reviewing what happened, I would feel like it was my duty to appear […]

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Ripple files final submission against SEC as landmark case nears end

The most talked about crypto lawsuit involving the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple is approaching its conclusion after a two-year-long battle. On Dec. 2 the SEC and Ripple both filed redacted replies to each other’s opposition to motions for summary judgment. Ripple argued in its motion document that the SEC has […]

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Swyftx cuts 40% of staff as it braces against ‘worst-case scenario’

Australian-based crypto exchange Swyftx has laid off a total of 90 staff members, which it said was in preparation for a “worst-case scenario” caused by the fallout of FTX and a potential fall in global trading volumes next year.  The news was shared by Swyftx co-CEO Alex Harper in a Dec. 5 statement, noting that […]

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Reddit NFT mints reach all-time high, EU’s $400K Metaverse party flops and more

Reddit’ NFT minting hits new high Reddit’s nonfungible token (NFT) collection hit another milestone on Dec. 3 with a record 255,000 of its “avatars” minted in the one day. The new minting record beat the previous all-time highs on Aug. 30 and 31, which saw just over 200,000 Reddit avatars minted each day. The NFTs […]

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Despite endless media appearances, SBF unlikely to testify on 13th

Former CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, has signaled he’s unwilling to testify before the United States Congress until he’s “finished learning and reviewing what happened.” Bankman-Fried was responding to a Dec. 2 tweet from U.S. Representative Maxine Waters inviting him to testify in a scheduled U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Dec. 13 […]

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Genesis Creditor Groups’ Loans Amount to $1.8B and Counting: Sources

The Proskauer group takes the tally to $1.8 billion, with more to come in the form of a third ad hoc group being represented by Kirkland & Ellis, the law firm representing bankrupt crypto firms Celsius and Voyager Digital, the second source said. The amount of loans this third group is owed is not known. […]

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Bitcoin price consolidation could give way to gains in TON, APE, TWT and AAVE

The United States equities markets shrugged off the hotter-than-expected labor data on Dec. 2 and recovered sharply from their intraday low. This suggests that market observers believe the Federal Reserve may not change its stance of slowing the pace of rate hikes because of the latest jobs data. Although the FTX crisis broke the positive […]

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AAX clients storm exchange’s office in Lagos following operational halt

Nigerian customer’s of the crypto exchange AAX reportedly attacked the company’s office in Lagos and harassed its employees, in a response for the recent halt of withdrawals, according to local reports from Dec. 3.  Although it’s unclear when the assault happened, the Nigerian Blockchain Technology Association Stakeholders (SiBAN) confirmed the storm in an announcement on […]

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Bullish on Bitcoin, US Senator Ted Cruz wants Texas to be a crypto oasis

United States Senator Ted Cruz wants to make the American state of Texas an oasis for Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the Texas Blockchain Summit 2022 in late November, the politician empathized how the crypto industry can be strategic for the U.S. energy supply and technological development.  Cruz argued that Bitcoin mining could be used […]

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