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Crypto Panic at Silvergate Spawns a New Breed of Bank Run

(Bloomberg) — When US banks fell like dominoes during the Great Depression, the cause was often a classic run: Depositors withdrew cash en masse amid fears that lenders were amassing huge losses on bad loans and investments. The cryptocurrency era just put a new twist on that — with the depositors running into trouble first. […]

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MicroStrategy Hit Lowest Since 2020 After Revealing Sale

(Bloomberg) — MicroStrategy Inc. shares touched the lowest level since August 2020 after the enterprise-software firm, better known in recent years as the largest corporate buyer of Bitcoin, disclosed its first ever sale of the token. The stock fell 1.1% to $136.63 on Thursday, and is down 75% this year. Bitcoin rose less than 1% […]

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Crypto Is ‘Effectively Nonexistent’ for Big Institutions, JPMorgan’s Gross Says

(Bloomberg) — Money managers who have avoided the many ups and downs of cryptocurrencies may be feeling relieved for having done so, according to a senior investment strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management. “As an asset class, crypto is effectively nonexistent for most large institutional investors,” Jared Gross, head of institutional portfolio strategy at the bank, […]

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Here Are The Wildest Parts From Bankman-Fried’s SEC Allegations

(Bloomberg) — US authorities have alleged that fallen crypto maven Sam Bankman-Fried defrauded investors in his FTX empire, stealing billions of dollars as part of a “massive, years-long fraud” for his own benefit. Civil charges, filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, claimed that Bankman-Fried had been engaged in a scheme to deceive […]

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Texas’s Crypto Mining Boom Is Starting to Look More Like a Bust

(Bloomberg) — The digital gold rush in Texas is losing its luster as Bitcoin miners grapple with financial woes, leaving behind what some fear will be a wasteland of unfinished sites and abandoned equipment. In an effort to become a haven for crypto mining, Texas has aggressively lured miners with cheap power and favorable regulations, […]

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Bitcoin Sinks Further 70% in Standard Chartered List of Possible 2023 Upsets

(Bloomberg) — Speculators cleaving to the view that the crypto rout is mostly over are at risk of a rude awakening in 2023, according to Standard Chartered. A further Bitcoin plunge of about 70% to $5,000 next year is among the “surprise” scenarios that markets may be “under-pricing,” the bank’s Global Head of Research Eric […]

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FTX Missing Billions Remain Mystery After Bankman-Fried Grilling

(Bloomberg) — Mystery continues to shroud the missing billions at bankrupt crypto exchange FTX after its disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried denied trying to perpetrate a fraud while admitting to grievous managerial errors. In his first major public appearance following the Nov. 11 implosion of FTX and sister trading house Alameda Research, Bankman-Fried said he “screwed […]

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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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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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Cathie Wood Goes On Coinbase Buying Spree as Wall Street Sours

(Bloomberg) — Wall Street’s waning conviction in Coinbase Global Inc. has done little to deter Cathie Wood. Instead, she’s been scooping up shares of the struggling cryptocurrency exchange in the wake of the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX. Wood’s Ark Investment Management funds have bought more than 1.3 million shares of Coinbase since the start […]

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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 Mayhem Fails to Scare Futures Exchanges Away From Crypto

(Bloomberg) — Even as some of Wall Street’s old guard has an “I-told-you-so” moment after the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, futures exchanges aren’t giving up on crypto. CME Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy, who has been one of Bankman-Fried’s fiercest critics, said he won’t stop crypto-futures trading just because of “one bad […]

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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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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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