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

India’s first private rocket company looks to slash satellite costs

India’s first private rocket company looks to slash satellite costs

BENGALURU, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The startup behind India’s first private space launch plans to put a satellite into orbit in 2023 and expects to be able to do so at half of the cost of established launch companies, the founders of Skyroot Aerospace told Reuters in an interview. The Hyderabad-based company, backed by Singapore’s … 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

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Talks with other Chinese, European buyers ongoing -Kaabi Says buyers may take up to a 5% stake in expansion Says deal signals importance of secure long-term supply DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas in the longest such LNG agreement to date as … Read more

Michael Bloomberg apologises for Boris Johnson speech criticising China

Michael Bloomberg apologises for Boris Johnson speech criticising China

BEIJING, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg apologised last week at a business forum hosted by the news agency he founded for remarks by British former Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticising China as autocratic. The controversy highlights China’s influence in Asia and sensitivities about overt criticism of Beijing. Bloomberg, a former New York mayor who … 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

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

Musk’s all-nighters at Twitter raise concern for Tesla investors

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – In 2018, Elon Musk was working through the night and sleeping at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) factories in California and Nevada as the company struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3. On Monday, Musk said he had worked through the night at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters and would … Read more