Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy, cites FTX exposure

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy, cites FTX exposure

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s No.2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty after the firm was hurt by exposure to the spectacular collapse of the FTX … Read more

China’s anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China’s anti-lockdown protests shake stocks and oil

China announces record new local COVID cases Commodities caught in selling Dollar extends gains against yuan SYDNEY/LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Stocks and commodities prices suffered a broad sell-off on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID curbs hit growth expectations in the world’s second-largest economy. Clashes between police … Read more

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Stocks churn ahead of Fed minutes as oil tumbles on price cap plan

Fed minutes for November due at 1900 GMT U.S. Thanksgiving public holiday on Thursday Stock eke out slim gains globally Euro zone economic data points to recession China hit by rising COVID-19 infections LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Global shares churned on Wednesday ahead of minutes of a Federal Reserve meeting that could shed light … Read more

Exclusive: Bankman-Fried’s FTX, parents bought Bahamas property worth $121 million

Exclusive: Bankman-Fried’s FTX, parents bought Bahamas property worth 1 million

FTX unit bought 7 condos in high-end resort for “key personnel” Bankman-Fried’s parents named owners of $16.4 mln vacation home Bankman and Fried tell Reuters: Seeking to return deed to FTX NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, his parents and senior executives of the failed cryptocurrency exchange bought at least 19 … Read more

Crypto lender Genesis says no immediate plans to file for bankruptcy

Crypto lender Genesis says no immediate plans to file for bankruptcy

Nov 21 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender Genesis said on Monday it has no immediate plans to file for bankruptcy, days after the collapse of crypto exchange FTX forced it to suspend customer redemptions. “We have no plans to file bankruptcy imminently. Our goal is to resolve the current situation consensually without the need for any … Read more

FTX fires three of its top executives – WSJ

FTX fires three of its top executives – WSJ

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which recently filed for U.S. bankruptcy court protection, has fired three of its top executives, including co-founder Gary Wang, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing an FTX spokeswoman. The other fired executives were engineering director Nishad Singh and Caroline Ellison, who ran FTX’s trading arm Alameda … Read more

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the ‘most regulated’ crypto exchange

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the ‘most regulated’ crypto exchange

FTX bought a 10% stake in IEX with an option to acquire 100% FTX spent $2 billion on ‘acquisitions for regulatory purposes’ Documents show FTX saw its regulatory status as a way of luring new capital from major investors Nov 18 (Reuters) – Before it collapsed this month, FTX stood apart from many rivals in … Read more

Special Report: FTX’s Bankman-Fried begged for a rescue even as he revealed huge holes in firm’s books

Special Report: FTX’s Bankman-Fried begged for a rescue even as he revealed huge holes in firm’s books

FTX founder sought to raise $7 billion from investors including Sequoia, Apollo, TPG, three sources say FTX also turned to Nomura and Saudi wealth fund – sources FTX and trading affiliate Alameda, nominally independent, both listed same assets on their books – investor presentations Records seen by Reuters show FTX diverted large share of fee … Read more

Asian stocks shaken by blast in Poland; dollar gains

Asian stocks shaken by blast in Poland; dollar gains

HONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Asian stocks dropped and the dollar gained on Wednesday after a blast in Poland that Ukraine and Polish authorities said was caused by a Russian-made missile. Worries over a potential ratcheting up of geopolitical tensions spurred a drop of 1% in MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan … Read more

Banking giants and New York Fed start 12-week digital dollar pilot

Banking giants and New York Fed start 12-week digital dollar pilot

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Global banking giants are starting a 12-week digital dollar pilot with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the participants announced on Tuesday. Citigroup Inc , HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L), Mastercard Inc (MA.N) and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) are among the financial companies participating in the experiment alongside … Read more