DCG’s Barry Silbert writes letter to investors after FTX collapse

Barry Silbert, the founder of crypto conglomerate Digital Currency Group, has joined a growing list of industry leaders in trying to settle investors’ nerves after the sudden collapse of FTX. In a note to shareholders on Tuesday, Silbert addressed all the “noise” about the financial health of DCG’s subsidiaries, which includes trading firm Genesis, Grayscale … Read more

CME’s Terry Duffy says he saw trouble before FTX collapse

A major exchange executive says he detected red flags months before the historic FTX collapse. CME Group chairman and CEO Terry Duffy said he suspected corruption at the cryptocurrency exchange the day of his first one-on-one meeting with founder Sam Bankman-Fried. “I told my team this had nothing to do with crypto,” Duffy told CNBC’s … Read more

Crypto firm Multicoin says contagion fallout from FTX will continue

FTX logo displayed on a phone screen and representation of Bitcoin cryptocurrency are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on November 14, 2022. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Crypto venture firm Multicoin Capital told investors in a letter on Thursday that FTX’s collapse and the price declines across the industry … Read more

FTX bankruptcy is ‘somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-f—ing greedy,’ says Mark Cuban

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has offered his perspective on the implosion of crypto platform FTX late this week. “‘That’s somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-fucking greedy.’” — Mark Cuban Cuban, speaking on Friday at a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Sports Business Journal, shared the view that avarice … Read more

FTX collapse nothing like Theranos, says Tim Draper

Tim Draper, founder and managing partner of Draper Associates and Draper University, balked at comparing the stunning implosion of crypto trading platform FTX to the notorious biotech startup Theranos, in a conversation with MarketWatch. “It’s not like Theranos,” he said. In a Friday phone interview, Draper said he hadn’t been aware of anyone genuinely comparing … Read more

$1 billion to $2 billion of FTX customer funds missing: Report

Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder and chief executive officer of FTX, in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Lam Yik | Bloomberg | Getty Images As Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX enters bankruptcy protection, Reuters reports that between $1 billion to $2 billion of customer funds have vanished from the failed crypto exchange. Both Reuters and The … Read more

Global crypto tremor leaves Indian investors trembling

Indian cryptocurrency investors are bracing for a period of volatility after prices plunged globally as a fallout of panic selling led by insolvency reports of the crypto exchange FTX. While Bitcoin dropped below the $20,000 mark, Ethereum stared at a major decline below the $1,500 levels. “Globally, FTT token has a market cap of $2 … Read more

FTX’s FTT token plunges 80%, wiping out over $2 billion in value

FTT, the token native to crypto exchange FTX, lost most of its value after rival Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency firm, announced plans to acquire the company. The coin traded at around $22 on Monday and sank below $5 Tuesday afternoon in New York. The selloff wiped out more than $2 billion in value in … Read more

In bankrupt Lebanon, locals mine bitcoin and buy groceries with tether

Aerial view during landing of the seafront Manara district near downtown Beirut. Bilwander | Getty Images When Georgio Abou Gebrael first heard about bitcoin in 2016, it sounded like a scam. But by 2019, as Lebanon plunged into a financial crisis following decades of expensive wars and bad spending decisions, a decentralized and borderless digital … Read more

Bitcoin volatility has eased but that’s not a bad thing

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin are seen in this illustration, August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Bitcoin’s lack of volatility lately isn’t a bad thing and could actually point to signs of a “bottoming out” in prices, analysts and investors told CNBC. Digital currencies have fallen sharply since a scorching run in 2021 … Read more