Bankman-Fried’s criminal case assigned to judge in Trump, Prince Andrew cases

Bankman-Fried’s criminal case assigned to judge in Trump, Prince Andrew cases

Dec 27 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal case over the collapse of his FTX cryptocurrency exchange has been reassigned to a judge recently known for handling defamation lawsuits against former U.S. President Donald Trump and a sexual abuse lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan replaces his colleague Ronnie Abrams, who recused … Read more

Elon Musk’s vow to not sell more Tesla stock fails to calm investors

Elon Musk’s vow to not sell more Tesla stock fails to calm investors

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc shares (TSLA.O) hit a fresh two-year low in volatile trading on Friday as top boss Elon Musk’s promise to not sell his shares in the electric-car company for at least two years did little to reassure investors. Musk has offloaded shares worth $40 billion in the world’s most valuable … Read more

Bankman-Fried, FTX execs received billions in hidden loans, ex-Alameda CEO says

Bankman-Fried, FTX execs received billions in hidden loans, ex-Alameda CEO says

NEW YORK, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried and other FTX executives received billions of dollars in secret loans from the crypto mogul’s Alameda Research, the hedge fund’s former chief told a judge when she pleaded guilty to her role in the exchange’s collapse. Caroline Ellison, former chief executive of Alameda Research, said she agreed … Read more

Tesla sends Shanghai boss and aides to jumpstart US output

Tesla sends Shanghai boss and aides to jumpstart US output

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) China chief Tom Zhu and a team of his reports have been brought in to troubleshoot production issues in the United States, fueling talk among colleagues he is being groomed for a bigger role at a time when Chief Executive Elon Musk has been distracted by … Read more

Core Scientific files for bankruptcy as crypto winter bites

Core Scientific files for bankruptcy as crypto winter bites

Dec 21 (Reuters) – Core Scientific Inc (CORZ.O), one of the biggest publicly traded cryptocurrency mining companies in the United States, said on Wednesday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest in a string of failures to hit the sector. Austin, Texas-based Core Scientific attributed its bankruptcy to slumping bitcoin prices, rising energy … Read more

Wall St closes slightly higher after four-day sell off

Wall St closes slightly higher after four-day sell off

BOJ policy shift knocks global sentiment Tesla falls 8% after brokerages cut PT Energy stocks lead gains on crude support Indexes up: Dow 0.28%, S&P 0.10%, Nasdaq 0.01% Dec 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed slightly higher on Tuesday after four sessions of declines, but investors fretted about weak holiday shopping and rising bond yields … Read more

Insurers shun FTX-linked crypto firms as contagion risk mounts

Insurers shun FTX-linked crypto firms as contagion risk mounts

Dec 19 (Reuters) – Insurers are denying or limiting coverage to clients with exposure to bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, leaving digital currency traders and exchanges uninsured for any losses from hacks, theft or lawsuits, several market participants said. Insurers were already reluctant to underwrite asset and directors and officers (D&O) protection policies for crypto companies … Read more

Special Report: Binance’s books are a black box, filings show, as it tries to rally confidence

Special Report: Binance’s books are a black box, filings show, as it tries to rally confidence

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest crypto exchange, Binance, is battling to shore up confidence after a surge in customer withdrawals and a steep drop in the value of its digital token. The exchange said it dealt with net outflows of around $6 billion over 72 hours last week “without breaking stride” because … Read more

Exclusive: Sam Bankman-Fried to reverse decision on contesting extradition

Exclusive: Sam Bankman-Fried to reverse decision on contesting extradition

Dec 17 (Reuters) – Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to appear in court in the Bahamas on Monday to reverse his decision to contest extradition to the United States, where he faces fraud charges, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The 30-year-old cryptocurrency mogul was indicted in federal court … Read more

Foxconn unit to sell stake in Chinese chip firm Unigroup

Foxconn unit to sell stake in Chinese chip firm Unigroup

TAIPEI, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW), the world’s largest contract electronics maker, said on Friday its subsidiary in China has agreed to sell its entire equity stake in embattled Chinese chip conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup. Taiwan has turned a wary eye on China’s ambition to boost its semiconductor industry and is tightening legislation to … Read more