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FTX Expected to Raise $1 Billion at Same Valuation of Prior Raise

FTX, a fast-growing crypto exchange that operates both in the US and around the world, is expected to raise $1 billion in new funding at a valuation of $32 billion – the same as its previous round. FTX.us predicts that it will become a market-leading… Read More

FTX Europe Obtains CYSEC CIF License to Expand Services Across European Markets

FTX Europe announced that it has received approval from the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), to operate “as a Cyprus investment firm (CIF) allowing the Company to fully own the local investment firm it previously acquired.” Patrick Gruhn, Head of FTX Europe, commented: “After… Read More

FTX Exchange FZE Obtains Dubai’s First Virtual Asset Service Provider MVP License

FTX Exchange FZE announced that it has received approval “to enter Dubai’s ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP) program for Virtual Assets under the world’s only specialist regime for this sector operated by the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA).” As a subsidiary of FTX Europe, FTX Exchange… Read More

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Takes to Twitter to Explain Move to Takeover Voyager Digital Accounts

As was reported earlier, FTX has sent a proposal to Voyager Digital to effectively take over the company’s accounts while leaving the Three Arrows Capital (3AC) loans within the recovery process. FTX would open new accounts for remaining Voyager Digital account holders – potentially funding… Read More

FTX Proposes Plan to Provide Early Liquidity to Voyager Digital’s Clients in Bankruptcy Proceeding

FTX Trading Ltd., owner and operator of FTX.com, a global cryptocurrency exchange, recently announced a joint offer with West Realm Shires Inc., the owner and operator of FTX US, and Alameda Ventures Ltd, “to provide early liquidity to customers of Voyager Digital, LLC, which filed… 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

Crypto Contagion: Voyager Halts All Withdrawals, Hires Law Firm, Advisors

Voyager Digital  (TSX: VOYG) (OTCQX: VYGVF) has issued a statement indicating they have halted all withdrawals due to the collapsing crypto market. Voyager stated that as of 2PM today all trading, deposits, withdrawals and loyalty rewards have been suspended. Stephen Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer of… 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 Buy Robinhood, Shares Rise [u]

Sam Bankman-Fried is acting once again to take advantage of significantly lower valuations in a struggling marketplace. Rumors claim that Bankman-Fried is looking to purchase Robinhood via his crypto exchange FTX. While no deal yet, the rumblings have caused shares in Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) to rise… Read More

Three Arrows Capital Defaults on Payments, Voyager Digital Says it Will Pursue Recovery

Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has defaulted on a $670 million loan. Voyager Digital  (TSX: VOYG) (OTCQX: VYGVF) , a digital asset firm that had previously warned it had exposure to 3AC in regards to 15,250 Bitcoin (~$308 million) and $350 million (USDC) for over $650… 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

Voyager Digital Updates on Crypto Market Challenges, Shares Sink

Voyager Digital (TSX: VOYG) (OTCQX: VYGVF) has issued a statement updating on challenges regarding digital asset markets and a previously announced credit facility from Alameda Ventures. Alameda indirectly holds 22,681,260 common shares of Voyager representing about 11.56% of the outstanding common and variable voting shares…. 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

Digital Asset Firm FTX Acquires Bitvo, Makes Alberta first Canadian Business Location

Momentum in Alberta’s Fintech sector continues to build as crypto exchange company FTX revealed plans to establish its first Canadian location in Calgary after the acquisition of Calgary-based Bitvo — a trading platform “offering Canadians a secure and easy way to buy, sell and trade… Read More

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Cynthia Lummis Officially Release Legislation for Digital Asset Regulatory Framework

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Cynthia Lummis have officially revealed legislation aiming to create a regulatory framework for the burgeoning digital asset industry. The two Senators have worked for many months on the language of the bill. The legislation has long been rumored with a… Read More

FTX Talking with Goldman Sachs on Crypto Derivatives: Report

FTX, a fast-growing crypto exchange serving both the US and global markets, is in talks with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) in regards to crypto derivatives. While Goldman has been hesitant in the past to move into crypto demand from its customers continues to push the investment… Read More

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

Canada: Regulated Digital Asset Exchange Coinberry to be Acquired by WonderFi for $38.3 Million

WonderFi  (NEO:WNDR; OTC:WONDF) has entered into an agreement to purchase Coinberry, a Canadian digital asset exchange that is regulated and compliant. WonderFi recently acquired Bitbuy – another crypto platform operating in Canada. Coinberry is one of just a handful of compliant crypto marketplaces operating in… 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

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