New FTX CEO Told Members of Congress SBF’s Family ‘Certainly Received Payments’ From the Business

Jan 9, 2023

According to multiple reports, FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s parents face scrutiny over their reported involvement with their son’s business operations. The two Stanford professors Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried have not been charged with any wrongdoing, but the current FTX CEO, John J. Ray III, recently told members of the U.S. Congress that Joseph Bankman and “the family certainly received payments” from FTX. SBF’s Ethics-Obsessed Parents Face Scrutiny Over Their Alleged ...read more

Ghanaian Cedi Appreciates by More Than 30% in 4 Days — Currency Recovery Follows IMF Loan Announcement

Jan 8, 2023

Just a few months after it became the world’s worst-performing currency, the Ghanaian cedi’s exchange rate versus the U.S. dollar bounced back from just over 14 units per dollar on Dec. 1, to 8 units for every dollar by Dec. 16, new data has shown. The currency’s resurgence appears to have been fueled by reports that Ghana has secured a $3 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Cedi Appreciates by Over 36% in Just Four Days After tapping an all-time low of more tha ...read more

Binance to Help Azerbaijan With Crypto Regulations

Jan 8, 2023

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has offered to support Azerbaijan in efforts to establish regulations for digital assets. The leading coin trading platform has been active in the region this year, seeking to expand market presence and increase interaction with authorities. Binance to Assist Azerbaijan’s Monetary Authority With Regulations for Cryptocurrencies The world’s largest exchange for crypto assets, Binance, is ready to provide support to the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) in ...read more

National Bank of Kazakhstan Publishes Whitepaper for Digital Tenge

Jan 8, 2023

The central bank of Kazakhstan has completed the second phase of testing for its digital currency and published a whitepaper. The studies carried out by the regulator on its introduction did not identify significant risks for the country’s financial stability and economy. Monetary Authority of Kazakhstan Reports on Advance of Digital Tenge Pilot Project The National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) has announced the successful completion of the second stage of testing of the platform for its cen ...read more

Crypto Twitter Speaks Up for Hal Finney’s Account, SBF Was Reportedly Told by Binance CEO: Stop Causing ‘More Damage’ — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

Jan 8, 2023

Bitcoiners on Twitter recently pleaded with the CEO of the social media platform, Elon Musk, to preserve the account of late computer scientist and bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney. The outcry came after Musk announced that a mass of inactive accounts would be purged. Finney’s wife has since jumped in, and tweeted from Hal’s former account to ensure it survives. In other news, former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was reportedly told by other crypto execs to “stop trying to depeg stablecoins.” ...read more

Report: FTX Co-Founder Bankman-Fried Plans to Surrender to US Extradition Request

Jan 8, 2023

Disgraced FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has reportedly reversed his decision to contest his extradition to the United States. Bankman-Fried has spent close to five days in the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) jail Fox Hill, an overcrowded prison known for being filthy and one that has been accused of prison maltreatment. Reuters Source Says SBF Won’t Fight U.S. Extradition Request on Monday On Dec. 17, 2022, Reuters reported that “a person familiar with the ...read more

Bahrain Telecom Operator Starts Accepting Crypto Payments

Jan 8, 2023

Stc Bahrain, a subsidiary of the Bahrain telecoms operator Stc Group, recently said its partnership arrangement with payment service provider Eazy Financial Services has created an opening that allows clients to pay bills using crypto. According to a statement, the telecom operator’s move demonstrates its “strong focus on advancing Bahrain’s fintech sector as world-class digital enablers.” ‘Rapid Digitization Across the Globe’ The Bahrain telecom operator, Stc Bahrain, recently ...read more

CoinEx: To Embrace a New Crypto Future by Making Crypto Trading Easier in the Next Five Years

Jan 8, 2023

press release PRESS RELEASE. In December 2022, CoinEx will celebrate its fifth birthday. Since its inception, the crypto exchange has gone through bulls and bears and attracted over four million users across more than 200 countries and regions worldwide. For both CoinEx and the crypto space, the past five years have been extraordinary. In particular, this year, CoinEx launched an all-new brand slogan: Making Crypto Trading Easier. The CoinEx team shared their views on the future developm ...read more

Software Firm Consensys Partners With Paypal, Metamask Users Can Use Payment Processor to Buy ETH

Jan 8, 2023

On Dec. 14, the Ethereum software firm Consensys announced that the company has teamed up with the payment processing giant Paypal. The integration allows Metamask wallet users to purchase ethereum via Paypal from within the Web3 wallet application. Consensys Teams up With Payments Giant Paypal According to Consensys, Metamask users can now purchase ethereum (ETH) using the payment provider Paypal. The financial technology company Paypal started offering cryptocurrency services in 2021 and ...read more

OneCoin Co-Founder Karl Greenwood Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Jan 8, 2023

Karl Greenwood, the Co-Founder of OneCoin, the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency pyramid scheme, has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with his role in the fraudulent crypto project. The counts before him carry a maximum potential sentence of 20 years each, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Friday.OneCoin Co-Founder Karl Greenwood Arrested, Convicted of FraudGreenwood, who was arrested in Thailand in July 2018 and extradited to the United States, ...read more

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