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…

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…

Crypto Derivatives DEXs Reposition for Life After FTX

That’s driven lots of new interest to some of the earliest decentralized players. Dan Gunsberg, creator of Solana-based derivatives exchange Hxro, said that in recent weeks he’s seen a boom in interest for his trading platform, which he claims cannot fall prey to the same pain points that felled FTX and its sister company, Alameda. Source

Crypto Community weighs in on SBF’s ‘apology tour’

The Former CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, known also as SBF, has seemingly begun to embark on an apology tour to redeem his image a month after the sudden implosion of FTX, which revealed the exchange’s improper use of customer and investor funds.  OnNov 30, Bankman-Fried made his first live public appearance since the collapse of FTX — answering a number of questions during the DealBook Summit in New York. In the interview, Bankman-Fried claimed to have “unknowingly commingled funds” between Alameda and customer funds at FTX. He shared:  “I…

Crypto Is at ‘Brick Wall Stage’ and Needs ‘Right Balance’ of Regulation, Says Legal Expert

For investors and consumers relying on centralized crypto exchanges like FTX, Evans said there’s a need for federal guardrails, protections and greater transparency. Whether that oversight power is held by one agency or shared by the CFTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Congress must “make sure the right legislation and regulation is created for the times,” she added. Source

Brands Will Save Crypto? Be Careful What You Wish For

All is not lost, though. So far, brands’ activities in this space seem born of the right, inclusive spirit. There is a real effort, for example, to give artists, musicians and writers greater control over their work, to dramatically boost the royalties they receive and to seek out diverse creative backgrounds and styles. At a Miami event honoring the artists behind Time Magazine’s Timepieces NFT series, many said they felt appreciated and empowered by what Time, under the leadership of outgoing President Keith Grossman, has built. Source

Is Bitcoin the only crypto that will survive FTX?

The downfall of FTX and a number of other CeFi platforms in 2022 has reinforced a Bitcoin maximalist narrative, according to which most of the crypto ecosystem will eventually collapse due to its centralization.   Jeff Booth, Bitcoin proponent and author of “The Price of Tomorrow”, believes centralized crypto platforms such as FTX and Celsius have ended up replicating the traditional financial system with all its inherent flaws. “All of crypto is trying to rebuild a financial system that we already have based on manipulation and centralization,” said Booth, in an…

Ukraine collabs with international consultants to update crypto framework

Working on their national crypto framework, the amendments to the law “On virtual assets,” the Ukrainian regulatory community actively collaborates with international experts. The list includes the international consultancy firm Ernst&Young and the USAID Financial Sector Reform project.  On Dec. 1, the Advisory Council on the Regulation of Virtual Assets, organized by the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, held its first meeting. The regulatory experts discussed the amendments to the law “On virtual assets”, which should adjust the National Tax Code to crypto regulation. The event was attended by representatives of…

South African Government to Add Crypto Entities to ‘List of Accountable Institutions’ – Regulation Bitcoin News

According to the South African government, crypto entities — or businesses whose activities include the exchange or transfer of crypto assets — are set to be included in the list of so-called accountable institutions starting Dec. 19. Businesses that convert one crypto asset to another or that conduct transactions where a crypto asset is transferred “from one crypto asset address or account to another” will also be added. Amendments to Financial Intelligence Centre Act The South African government recently said persons operating crypto-related businesses will be added to the list…