US Regulator CFTC Met With Sam Bankman-Fried 10 Times Before Crypto Exchange FTX Collapsed – Exchanges Bitcoin News

The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has revealed that he and his team met with Sam Bankman-Fried and other FTX executives 10 times before the crypto exchange filed for bankruptcy. The regulator sees the FTX collapse as “a classic run based on liquidity crunch.” CFTC’s Meetings With FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Rostin Behnam, shared details of his agency’s meetings with executives of collapsed crypto exchange FTX before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on Thursday. Behnam…

Galaxy Digital Expands Brokerage Services With GK8 Acquisition

Bitcoin was recently hovering near $17,000, recovering from an earlier slide on news that the U.S. economy added an unexpected robust 263,000 jobs in November. However, equities were mixed following the strong jobs report. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed down 0.12% and 0.18%, respectively, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1%. Data from crypto analysis firm IntoTheBlock shows bitcoin’s 30-day correlation with the S&P 500 dropped to -0.8, hitting its lowest point since May 2019. “The contrast between crypto’s internal troubles and macro’s positive tailwinds have…

NFT Steez and Victor Solomon chat about building in Web3 and the Metaverse

On Dec. 2, NFT Steez hosts Alyssa Expósito and Ray Salmond chatted with Victor Solomon to discuss his journey into bridging his in-real-life artwork into NFTs and how he cultivates the community and culture that surrounds it.  Solomon’s work centers around basketball, not just the object, but the sport itself. For Solomon, the inspiration for his work comes from his early childhood of wanting to play hockey, a sport that was not accessible for him, and his eventual discovery of basketball which he discovered to be more accommodating. Solomon said:…

DeFi ecosystem still haunted by FTX contagion: Finance Redefined

Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week. The FTX contagion that started in the second week of November is still haunting various crypto protocols in the DeFi ecosystem. The latest to fall prey to the contagion includes the Solana-based decentralized exchange (DEX) Serum, of which Alameda and FTX were backers. Another DeFi crypto trading firm Auros Global missed its principal repayment on a 2,400 Wrapped Ether (wETH) DeFi loan. Looking at…

Never mind FTX — Fine arts institutions should still onboard to blockchain

The reality is that blockchain technology can still deliver substantial benefits, particularly within the fine arts. And for those who have been paying attention, 2022 has been a year of incredible normalization for nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Simply put, major institutions across various sectors have dipped their toes into Web3. In November, Instagram announced that creators would soon have the functionality to make and sell NFTs. Apple similarly announced in September that NFTs could be sold in its App Store. Put together, that’s 3.5 billion people (2 billion from Instagram and…

MPI Records Highest Value Since April 2022

On-chain data shows the Bitcoin MPI has surged to its highest value since the April of this year, a sign that may prove to be bearish for the crypto’s price. Bitcoin Miners’ Position Index Has Spiked Up During Past Day As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, this instance is the fifth time that the metric has sent a warning signal. The “Miners’ Position Index” (or the MPI in short) is an indicator that measures the ratio between the miner outflows in USD, and the 365-day moving…

While the FTX Co-Founder Claims He ‘Wasn’t Running Alameda,’ SBF Is Asked Why He Threw Caroline Ellison ‘Under the Bus’ – Bitcoin News

While the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has done numerous interviews, during these discussions he’s explained on numerous occasions that as far as Alameda Research is concerned, he “wasn’t running Alameda.” SBF wasn’t the CEO of the trading firm Alameda Research as the job was handled by Caroline Ellison, a former Jane Street trader and Stanford graduate. Ellison has been super silent since FTX’s collapse and there’s been speculation that she fled Hong Kong to reside in Dubai. Where in the World Is Alameda’s CEO Caroline Ellison? During Sam…

U.S. Data Foils Bitcoin Bulls’ Rally Attempt To Retake $17,000

Bitcoin is retracing and might be at the end of the short-term bullish momentum; the macroeconomic data might have shifted once again against it. The cryptocurrency saw profits after weeks of trending to the downside, but the rally is losing steam.  The number one crypto by market cap is moving sideways after the collapse of FTX pushed it below critical support. As of this writing, Bitcoin trades at $16,900. The BTC price has yet to reclaim that level at around $17,500.  BTC’s price moved sideways after a major crash on…

Price analysis 12/2: BTC, ETH, BNB, XRP, ADA, DOGE, MATIC, DOT, LTC, UNI

Bitcoin and altcoins are beginning to flash signals of a potential trend change, but a handful of downside risks remain. Non-farm payrolls in the United States rose by 263,000 in November, exceeding economists’ expectations of an increase of 200,000. Analysts believe that the numbers remain hot and do not allow much scope for the Federal Reserve to slow down its aggressive rate hikes.  This is contrary to Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks delivered at the Brookings Institution where he said that the central bank could reduce the pace of rate hikes “as…

Crypto Exchange Binance Rolls Out Trading Services for Brand-New Web3 Altcoin Project

The world’s largest crypto exchange platform by volume is listing a brand new altcoin in its Innovation Zone which allows users to trade newer token offerings. According to a recent company announcement, Binance Launchpad, a branch of Binance where crypto projects can raise funds, recently hosted a token sale for the Hooked Protocol (HOOK) via a subscription format. In Binance’s subscription format, potential participants get their participation limits set by their average Binance Coin (BNB) balance over a set period of days. They can then choose to lock up any…