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BlockFi Announces Web Platform Shut Down and Coinbase Distribution Partnership

  BlockFi says they have engaged Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) as their distribution partner to ensure continuity of crypto withdrawals available to their eligible BlockFi Interest Account (BIA), Retail Loan, and Private Clients. As previously reported, BlockFi emerged from bankruptcy as of October 24, 2023. BlockFi filed… Read More

Failed Crypto Exchange FTX Reaches Settlement with Bankrupt Crypto Lender BlockFi, Could Pay As Much as $874M

Bankrupt crypto lender BlockFi reportedly reached a $874.5 million in-principle settlement with failed digital currency exchange FTX and Alameda Research estates. This, according to a recent bankruptcy court filing. BlockFi filed for bankruptcy in November of 2022 following the collapse of multiple crypto firms, culminating… Read More

BlockFi Out of Bankruptcy, Starts Wind Down Process

BlockFi has emerged from bankruptcy as of October 24, 2023. BlockFi filed for bankruptcy in November of 2022 following the collapse of multiple crypto firms culminating in the failure of FTX – once one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world. Prior to declaring… Read More

BlockFi Files Fascinating Presentation Serializing from Worth Billions to Bust

BlockFi, once a top crypto lending platform and now in the midst of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, has posted a document that outlines its dramatic fall from grace. Once a leading digital asset unicorn, crypto contagion destroyed the platform, which is now looking to maximize… Read More

Crypto Failures Report: Digital Asset Platforms Lost Record $15.5 Billion in 2022

You may quibble about totals, but the value lost in digital assets during 2022 was pretty enormous. If you exited at the end of 2021 – congratulations. If you remained invested or HODLed. Sorry. On top of that, multiple centralized crypto platforms imploded, and the… Read More

BlockFi Declares Bankruptcy in Wake of FTX Collapse

BlockFi has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in the US courts. The news has been widely rumored in the last few weeks as BlockFi’s destiny had been tied to the future of FTX, a crypto firm that filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. In… Read More

BlockFi Expected to File for Bankruptcy as FTX Failure Claims Collateral Victim

BlockFi is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to multiple reports, first revealed by WSJ.com. BlockFi is a trading, lending, and yield platform that has previously announced it had significant exposure to FTX. On November 11th, FTX announced that it was filing for Chapter 11,… Read More

Dibbs Announces New Hires to Support B2B Capabilities with Marketing, Compliance Leadership

Dibbs announced the appointment of two C-suite hires as the company grows beyond its origins “as a collectibles marketplace towards becoming the platform for tokenization and custody of physical and digital items for IP owners and collectors.” Dibbs appointed Ben Plomion as Chief Marketing Officer… Read More

FTX to Buy BlockFi for $240 Million, Plus $400 Million Credit Facility

FTX, the trading platform founded by CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, has agreed to purchase BlockFi for up to $240 million, along with providing a $400 million credit facility. FTX had previously provided BlockFi access to a $250 million credit line when things started to go sideways…. Read More

Deal to Buy BlockFi Moving Forward – FTX and Ledn in the Mix: Report [u]

BlockFi, a crypto trading marketplace and yield generator, apparently has another suitor. As has been previously reported, FTX, founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, has provided a $250 million line of credit while entering into a discussion to potentially purchase the firm. Rumors published by CNBC indicate… Read More

BlockFi CEO Denies Rumors they Are Being Sold for $25 Million

Recently, BlockFi, a leading crypto trading and yield platform, was rocked by the crypto market collapse and overall market volatility. Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, swooped in to backstop the firm by providing a $250 million credit facility. Bankman-Fried tweeted they were partnering… Read More

FTX May Purchase Equity in BlockFi: Report

FTX, a fast-growing crypto exchange operated by Sam Bankman-Fried, may purchase an equity stake in BlockFi, one of the most successful digital asset companies in the US. BlockFi offers both trading in crypto as well as complementary services such as a wallet, credit cards, crypto… Read More

BlockFi Receives $250 Million Credit Facility from FTX

FTX, a leading global crypto exchange, has provided BlockFi with a $250 million revolving credit line to backstop the firm during a broad decline in crypto markets. In a series of tweets, BlockFi founder and CEO Zac Prince revealed the funding that will stabilize the… Read More

BlockFi to Let Go 20% of Staff as Dim Economy Hits Well Funded Digital Asset Platform

BlockFi, a leading digital asset firm providing various services to both retail and institutional customers, has announced that it will cut 20% of its workforce due to the challenging economic environment. The company is now refocusing its energy on profitability as opposed to just rapid… Read More

Fear Spreads: BlockFi Says They Are Operating Normally, Nexo Looks to Acquire Some Celsius Assets

BlockFi, another large crypto lending and yield platform, has issued a statement that all things are operating normally on their platform – a clear reference to the temporary halt of withdrawals on Celsius. BlockFi CEO and founder Zac Prince stated: All products and services BlockFi… Read More

KYC, Identity Controls Might Reshape DeFi by Allowing Regulated Entitites to Participate: Report

The team at Alloy, which specializes in identity verification APIs that make KYC/AML “effective and simple,” has looked into how DeFi has evolved into a “major” sector of crypto without running KYC or AML checks on users. The Alloy team members have looked at “Permissioned… Read More

BlockFi to Pay Each State $944K to Settle Claims of Sales of Unregistered Securities: Ohio Securities Commissioner – Hopefully Other Unregistered Fintech Firms Take Notice

BlockFi will pay each US state $943,396.22 as part of a settlement alleging the offer and sales of unregistered securities. This is according to a note from the Ohio Division of Securities, that posted a consent order this week regarding the matter. In February, it… Read More

Women Increasingly Crypto Savvy: BlockFi 2.0 Survey

BlockFi, a crypto-financial services company, this week released its third edition of the Real Talk survey, a quarterly series focused on understanding changing consumer sentiment towards crypto, investing and other related topics. Real Talk: Women x Crypto 2.0 asked female Americans about their current motivations,… Read More

Bitfarms, a Bitcoin Self-Mining Company, Enters Into $32M Equipment Financing Deal

Bitfarms (NASDAQ: BITF, TSXV: BITF), a global Bitcoin self-mining company, has entered into a $32 million equipment financing agreement, the company announced this week. “This equipment financing agreement provides another source of non-dilutive capital, enabling us to finance equipment from our established mining operations so… Read More

Cardano, Solana, Polkadot, Avalanche, Cosmos, Filecoin Now Supported by BlockFi for Non US Clients

The team at digital asset firm BlockFi has added six new crypto-assets for their non-US clients via BlockFi International. They include Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), Avalanche (AVAX), Cosmos (ATOM), and Filecoin (FIL). The new assets will be available to buy, sell, and trade… Read More