Turkey Investigates Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried for Fraud, Seizes Assets โ€“ Exchanges Bitcoin News

The Turkish government has launched an investigation on the former chief executive of failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried. According to local media, the authorities in Ankara have also seized assets belonging to the founder of the troubled coin trading platform. Turkeyโ€™s Financial Intelligence Unit Initiates Another FTX-Related Probe Financial regulators in Turkey have started to investigate the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), for alleged fraud. The move follows the initiation in mid-November of a probe into the collapse of the company, which also…

Crypto Exchange OKX Launches New Proof-of-Reserves System Allowing Users To Verify Their Assets

Crypto exchange OKX is launching a new proof-of-reserve system that enables customers to verify their digital assets. The Seychelles-based firm says the OKX Proof of Reserves (PoR) will provide a means for users to verify that their funds are backed 1:1 by real assets. โ€œAt OKX, we hold a 1:1 reserve of all customer assets on our platform and pride ourselves on our long-standing reputation for best-in-class security. Now, weโ€™re empowering you with greater transparency than ever before through PoR, a common cryptographic audit.โ€ OKX is launching its first PoR…

Ethereum developers decided on eight proposals for the Shanghai update

Developers at the Ethereum foundation decided on eight Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIP) to explore for the Shanghai update, the next major upgrade after the Mergeย and its moveย to proof-of-stake consensus, announced the Ethereum Foundation on Nov. 24.ย  On a weekly call, developers decided what features should be included in the next hard fork, which will be released in the second half of 2023. According to the Ethereum Foundation JavaScript Team on Twitter: We are happy to announce the launch of an early Pre-Shanghai testnet we are calling “Shandong”. https://t.co/1HpFTPUMOU This is…

IMF calls for tighter crypto regulation in Africa as the industry unfolds

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is calling for increased regulation of Africa’s crypto markets, one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, the global institution blog reported on Nov. 22.ย  Among the reasons why countries in the region should embrace regulation, the monetary fund cited the collapse of FTX and its ripple effect in cryptocurrencies prices, which is “prompting renewed calls for greater consumer protection and regulation of the crypto industry.” Moreover, the authors argue that “risks from crypto assets are evident” and “itโ€™s time to regulate” to find a…

Hollywood, Streaming Giants Scramble for Movie Rights to FTX Saga โ€“ Bitcoin News

After the FTX collapse, the story seems as though it came from a financial thriller based on fiction and made-up characters. However, the story and the people behind it are very real and todayโ€™s streaming giants like Amazon, Apple, and Netflix are vying to get the rights to tell the FTX tale. โ€˜Multipleโ€™ Film Adaptations of the Rise and Fall of FTX Are Coming Numerous reports have shown that the novelist and financial journalist, Michael Lewis, is working on a book about the FTX saga. Itโ€™s been said Lewis spent…

Ether tests $1,200 but bears better positioned for $1.13B options expiry on Nov. 25

No matter if one analyzes Ether’s (ETH) longer-term or weekly time frame, there is little hope for bulls. Besides the negative 69% year-to-date performance, a descending channel has been pressuring the ETH price while offering resistance at $1,200. Ether/USD 4-hour price index. Source: TradingView Regulatory uncertainty continues to weigh down the sector. For example, Starling, a digital bank based in the United Kingdom, announced on Nov. 22 that it would no longer allow customers to send or receive money from digital asset exchanges or merchants. The bank described cryptocurrencies as…

BIS report finds uneven progress, differing motivations in African CBDC adoption

Mobile money has been a strong competitor to central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Africa, but many of the continentโ€™s central bankers have greater faith CBDC, according to a Bank for International Settlements (BIS) report published Nov. 24. African central bankers also saw greater utility in CBDC for implementing monetary policy than bankers in other parts of the world, according to the BIS. Nineteen African central banks responded to the survey that served as a basis for the report, and all of them stated that they were actively interested in…