Dollar nears 3-mth low, shares climb after Fed tests the brakes

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Shares hit a two-month high and the dollar swooped towards a three-month low on Thursday, after Federal Reserve signals of smaller interest rate rises from next month were followed by the message from Frankfurt that the ECB will plow on. With Wall Street shut for Thanksgiving, it was up to … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Bankman-Fried’s FTX, parents bought Bahamas property worth $121 mln

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

ECB begins great cash mop-up as banks repay 296 bln euros of loans

Repayment much lower than expected Key money-market rate falls after announcement Move seen as first step towards bond unwind FRANKFURT, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Euro zone banks are set to repay nearly 300 billion euros ($310 billion) in loans to the European Central Bank next week, the ECB said on Friday, the biggest cash withdrawal … Read more

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

FTX fallout hits crypto lender Genesis; Bankman-Fried, celebs sued

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Crypto lender Genesis Global Capital suspended customer redemptions on Wednesday, citing the sudden failure of crypto exchange FTX, while court papers showed FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried faces legal action. FTX filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Friday in the highest-profile crypto blowup to date, after traders pulled $6 … Read more

FTX’s Bankman-Fried, Tom Brady and other celebrity promoters sued by crypto investors

Nov 16 (Reuters) – US crypto investors sued FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and several celebrities who promoted his exchange including NFL quarterback Tom Brady and comedian Larry David, claiming they engaged in deceptive practices to sell FTX yield-bearing digital currency accounts. The proposed class action filed on Tuesday night in Miami alleges that FTX yield-bearing … Read more

FTX in talks with regulators, may have 1 mln creditors- bankruptcy filings

FTX in contact with federal, state, international regulators More than one hundred thousand creditors involved in the bankruptcy case, maybe over one million Bahamas regulator appoints provisional liquidators French cent. bank governor urges global regulatory response WSJ says former CEO Bankman-Fried tried to raise funds Nov 15 (Reuters) – Collapsed-crypto exchange FTX outlined a “severe … Read more

Cryptoverse: That long, Solana? Ether rival clobbered by FTX crash

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Solana, a poster coin of the crypto future, is in trouble. The cryptocurrency, which had been lauded by FTX’s founder Sam Bankman-Fried, has been hit harder than any other major coin by the collapse of the exchange. The Solana token, or SOL , has dropped 53.8% since the furor began unfolding … Read more

As regulators scrutinize FTX, rival exchanges try to reassure investors

Crypto.com CEO says it will publish proof of reserves Bitcoin steady around $16,700 Binance CEO plans “industry recovery fund” Smaller exchange AAX holds withdrawals SINGAPORE/LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remained under pressure on Monday following last week’s collapse of crypto exchange FTX while rival exchanges sought to reassure jittery investors of … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried’s sudden turn from white knight to washout

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried earned a reputation as savior of the crypto industry when he bailed out two platforms earlier this year. But when FTX, the exchange he co-founded and led until Friday, needed a lifeline, none was forthcoming. Until this week, the 30-year-old American was seen as a darling in digital assets … Read more