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Coinbase Debt Was ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’ for Crypto Meltdown

(Bloomberg) — In the wake of the spectacular meltdown of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire, many investors are looking for early warning signs that may have foretold the contagion that was about to unfold. One possibility? Coinbase Global Inc.’s junk bonds. The largest US digital-asset trading platform has seen the price of its bonds plunge this […]

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Bankman-Fried Says Collateral Crashed by $51 Billion as FTX Fell

(Bloomberg) — Sam Bankman-Fried, disgraced founder of the now collapsed crypto exchange FTX and trading house Alameda Research, apologized to staff in a letter that outlined a crash in “collateral” to $9 billion from $60 billion. “I didn’t mean for any of this to happen, and I would give anything to be able to go […]

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FTX Latest: Genesis Bankruptcy Warning Weighs on Crypto Markets

(Bloomberg) — Crypto brokerage Genesis warned of the risk of bankruptcy amid contagion from the rapid demise of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX empire. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and the Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry are among the celebrities that a Texas regulator is investigating for potential securities-law violations tied to their promotions of FTX. […]

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Traders Flee Crypto Markets After FTX Collapse

(Bloomberg) — The wild-west days of crypto markets are back again as the large trading houses that once thrived on arbitraging price gaps pull back in the wake of FTX’s collapse. That’s opening up profitable opportunities for anyone that still dares to trade. Prices for essentially identical assets on various platforms are diverging in a […]

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FTX Latest: Crypto Fears Contagion as Billions Owed to Creditors

(Bloomberg) — Sam Bankman-Fried’s bankrupt FTX crypto exchange owes its 50 top unsecured creditors a total of $3.1 billion. FTX Trading Ltd. and about 100 affiliated companies are starting a strategic review of global assets. Investors continue to pull funds from digital-asset exchanges despite the latter’s efforts to reassure markets about their stability. Crypto lender […]

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Investor Studied Crypto For Years, Then Missed FTX’s Red Flags

(Bloomberg) — When Sam Bankman-Fried was all of 25 years old, he pitched his nascent crypto investment business to Silicon Valley investors — only for them to laugh at him and his acolytes over their lack of experience and knowledge of crypto. “None of us has run a company before and we’d like $100 million […]

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Beyond the Crypto Crash, a Big Squeeze Jolts Stock Markets Anew

(Bloomberg) — Being glued to crypto news this week meant missing adventures in regular markets that while lacking the same high drama, made up for it in terms of money at stake. In case you missed it, stock and bond traders spent the last five days still caught in the thrall of an event that […]

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Short Sellers Jump on Crypto Stocks Despite Steep Cost of Wagers

(Bloomberg) — Short sellers have pounced on crypto-focused equities as the digital-assets space crumbles in the wake of FTX’s public implosion. They’re paying a steep price to place those wagers. Crypto stocks are nearly three times more shorted than the average share, even as short sellers are paying almost eleven times as much in financing […]

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FTX’s Bankman-Fried Received $1 Billion Loan From Alameda

(Bloomberg) — FTX co-founder Samuel Bankman-Fried, one of his related companies, and two other top executives at the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange received massive loans from affiliated trading arm, Alameda Research, according to a bankruptcy court filing Thursday. Alameda’s receivables included $4.1 billion in combined loans to “related parties,” according to a footnote in a document […]

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FTX Trading’s Liabilities Dwarfed Liquid Assets, FT Says

(Bloomberg) — Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX Trading exchange held $900 million in liquid assets against $9 billion of liabilities the day before Friday’s bankruptcy filing, the Financial Times reported Saturday, citing investment materials the newspaper had seen. Most of the recorded assets are either illiquid venture capital investments or crypto tokens that are not widely traded, […]

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Sam Bankman-Fried Fooled the Crypto World and Maybe Even Himself

(Bloomberg) — Before the world began to grasp the truth about Sam Bankman-Fried — before the panic, the investigations and, at last, the brutal collapse — an inkling of doom began to spread through his convoluted crypto empire. All across FTX, the exchange that had transformed his mere initials into a symbol of a new […]

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Bankman-Fried Resigns From FTX, Puts Empire in Bankruptcy

(Bloomberg) — Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, capping a rapid downfall for his companies. Entities tied to FTX.com, FTX US and trading firm Alameda Research Ltd. were part of the filings, according to a Twitter statement Friday. Chapter 11 bankruptcy lets a company continue operating while it works out […]

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Bitcoin’s Changing Correlations May Mean It’s Becoming a Haven Again

(Bloomberg) — Bitcoin’s movements in relation to other assets may indicate that investors see it becoming a haven again, after a stretch where it’s traded basically as a risk asset, according to Bank of America Corp. The largest cryptocurrency has a 40-day correlation with gold of about 0.50, up from around zero in mid-August. While […]

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Bitcoin Hints at a Bottom, But It May Be Different This Time

(Bloomberg) — It’s a perennial exercise whenever an asset is mired in a prolonged and deep drawdown: People look at the charts, they go over this or that indicator and they get their checklists out to try to figure out when it might find a floor. For Bitcoin, there’s plenty of such action happening right […]

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Crypto Lender Vauld Freezes Withdrawals, Eyes Restructuring

(Bloomberg) –Vauld, a crypto lender backed by Coinbase Inc., said it froze withdrawals and hired advisers to explore a potential restructuring, joining rivals from Celsius Network to Babel Finance in resorting to last-ditch measures to survive the market rout. The Singapore-based company hired Kroll as financial adviser and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and Rajah & Tann […]

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