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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Takes 7.6% Stake in Robinhood, Shares Rise After Hours

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Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX, has purchased a 7.62% stake, or 56,273,469 shares in Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD). Bankman-Fried paid $648,293,886.33 for the shares. The share were purchased at an average price of $11.52/each. The purchase was revealed in a filing with the Securities and… Read More

FTX.COM Chooses Eventus for International Trade Surveillance, Risk Monitoring

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Eventus, which claims to be a leading international provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions, and FTX.COM, a global cryptocurrency exchange, announced that FTX has contracted with Eventus “to deploy the firm’s Validus platform for trade surveillance and risk monitoring on all… Read More

FTX Appoints Marcel Lötscher as Head of Regulatory Strategy for Europe

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FTX Europe recently announced the appointment “per October 1st, 2022” of Dr. Marcel Lötscher, LL.M. MBA, to the newly created position, Head of Regulatory Strategy. Lötscher is being hired to continue FTX’s global expansion into Europe and the Middle East, “giving users in European Economic… Read More

FTX Ventures Invests $100M in Banking App Provider Dave

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Dave Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE), a banking app on a mission to build products that level the financial playing field, has announced a partnership with West Realm Shires Services, Inc., which is the owner and operator of FTX US, “whereby the companies will work together to… Read More

DeFi: CFTC Asks for Public Comment on FTX Request for “Non Intermediated Model”

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says it has received inquiries from derivatives clearing organizations (DCO) or potential DCO applicants seeking to offer clearing of margined products directly to participants, such that participants would not clear through a futures commission merchant intermediary a non-intermediated model… Read More

Aggregate Crypto Donations to Ukraine Top $100 Million

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Yesterday, it was reported that the government of Ukraine has created its own website to accept crypto donations. The site was built in partnership with FTX, Kuna, and everstake. The Ukraine government has now received over $60 million in crypto donations. Today, Merkle Science is… Read More

FTX Hires Tennis Pro Naomi Osaka as Global Ambassador

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Four-time tennis Grand Slam singles champion, Naomi Osaka has been enlisted as global ambassador of FTX, the holding company of FTX.com and FTX.us. According to a company release, Osaka will become a shareholder in the firm while receiving compensation in crypto. Osaka will sport the… Read More

The Ukraine Government Creates Website to Raise Money via Crypto Donations, Partners with FTX, Kuna, everstake

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In the early days of the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian government, along with other charities and independent media, leveraged cryptocurrency to expedite transfers of money in the form of donations. By accepting crypto, Ukraine benefits from the speed of transfer – instantaneous – and the… Read More

Senator Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Russians Using Crypto to Evade Sanctions

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Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren, along with several other Democrat Senators, introduced legislation that is designed to crack down on Russian “Elites” or oligarchs, who may utilize crypto to evade the economic sanctions that have been applied by many countries around the world. The Digital Asset… Read More

Solana Enthusiasts Raise $1M+ for Ukrainian War Effort

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The National Bank of Ukraine has received the first tranche of $1 million raised by Solana enthusiasts from all over the world through a dedicated initiative. The initiative, dubbed Aid for Ukraine, is powered by Everstake, FTX, Solana Labs, the Metaplex Foundation and Ukraine’s Ministry for Digital Transformation via… Read More

Crypto Bowl? Super Bowl Ads Dominated by Crypto Firms, Coinbase Promo Staggers App

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Yesterday was the 56th Super Bowl where the LA Rams topped the Cincinnati Bengals by just a three-point spread. While the game was exciting, much discourse around the annual event tends to target the television commercials that costs advertisers millions of dollars due to the… Read More

FTX Posts Updated Investor Protection Document

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FTX, a fast-growing digital asset marketplace, has posted “key principles” to ensure investor protection. FTX operates globally but has a US-facing marketplace for crypto trading. Federal regulators are poised to add new regulations for platforms that engage in digital asset trading and SEC Chairman Gary… Read More

FTX Raises $400 Million at $32 Billion

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FTX, the global crypto trading platform, has raised a $400 million Series C round at a $32 billion valuation according to a company statement. Earlier this month, FTX.us, the US-facing crypto trading platform, raised a $400 million Series A round valuing the firm at $8… Read More

Coinbase Rival FTX US Finalizes $400M Series A Round at $8B Valuation

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West Realm Shires Services Inc. (FTX US) has announced the closing of a $400 million Series A round valuing the firm at $8 billion. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this investment round is notably the first for FTX US and included contributions… Read More

SEBA Bank Secures CHF 110M via Series C Round to Support Global Growth, Drive Institutional Business

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SEBA Bank, a fully integrated, FINMA licensed digital assets banking platform, announced that it has finalized a Series C round, “raising CHF 110 million.” The investment round was co-led by a consortium of blockchain and Fintech investors, comprised of Altive, Ordway Selections, and Summer Capital,… Read More

Stratos Jets Charters Inc to Accept Crypto and Fiat Payments via FTX US Partnership

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FTX US, a US-regulated crypto exchange, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Stratos Jets Charters Inc, a private jet charter broker based in Orlando, Florida. Via this partnership, Stratos will be accepting payments in crypto and fiat via the FTX Pay… Read More

Nuvei Partners with FTX to Offer Instant Payment Solutions on One of the Largest Crypto Exchanges

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Nuvei Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEI) (TSX: NVEI), the international payment tech partner of major brands, announced that it has entered into a partnership with FTX Trading LTD, which is the owner and operator of FTX.COM, a global crypto exchange. This partnership with Nuvei will allow FTX… Read More

FTX to Become Official Crypto Platform and NFT Marketplace Across Golden State Warriors Properties

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The NBA’s Golden State Warriors and FTX US have announced a new and “first-of-its-kind” cryptocurrency partnership in professional sports. As the Warriors’ Official Cryptocurrency Platform and NFT Marketplace, the franchise will “drop NFTs on FTX.us, beginning in early 2022.” As mentioned in an update shared… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Digital Assets Provides Insight into Regulatory Needs of Crypto Industry

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Earlier today (December 8, 2021), the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on digital assets. As was previously reported, the witnesses included top crypto executives and thus provided the opportunity for a unique discussion between House members and crypto entrepreneurs. Chairwoman of the Committee,… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

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The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

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