FTX CEO Blames Exchange’s Collapse on SBF’s Mismanagement


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FTX Crisis: sbf

FTX CEO Blames Exchange’s Collapse on SBF’s Mismanagement

“Old-fashioned Embezzlement,” John Ray Tells Congress

By Aleksandar Gilbert 


Several lawmakers slammed crypto during a widely publicized hearing on the collapse of FTX Tuesday. But to the company’s new CEO, appointed to clean up the mess left by Sam Bankman-Fried, the exchange’s demise was simply a case of “old-fashioned embezzlement.”

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FTX Crisis: SBF

Feds Accuse SBF of Plundering ‘Billions’ in Client Assets to Save Alameda

Bankman-Fried Charged with Fraud and Conspiracy by Three U.S. Authorities

By Edward Robinson 


In an action that abruptly ended Sam Bankman-Fried’s apology tour, a federal grand jury accused the disgraced co-founder of FTX with conspiring to defraud investors and the U.S. government in an indictment unsealed Tuesday morning in New York. 

Prosecutors charged Bankman-Fried with eight counts of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy charges. The 30-year-old crypto entrepreneur is being detained by law enforcement authorities in the Bahamas, where FTX is based, pending an extradition request by the U.S. Department of Justice. 

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DeFi Governance

Balancer Ends Long Governance Battle With Whale

DEX’s Members Vote to Make Peace with Investor in Duel Over VE Tokenomics

By Samuel Haig


For months a long simmering battle has been roiling the governance practices at Balancer, the No. 4 decentralized exchange. On Tuesday, Balancer, which has $1.6B in total value locked, passed a peace treaty to settle the eight-month-long dispute with a yield farming whale known as “Humpy”.

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Dex Aggregators

CowSwap Launches ‘Surplus-Capturing’ Limit Orders

MetaDEX Aggregator Has Facilitated Over $18B In Trades

By Owen Fernau 


While the fallout from FTX’s implosion continues to cast a shadow over crypto, DeFi projects are still innovating and releasing new features. CowSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator, launched limit orders on Dec. 12. Limit orders are a way for traders to set specific prices at which to buy or sell an asset.

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market action

Markets Rally Ahead Of Fed As US Inflation Cools

Bitcoin and Ether Surge To 4-Week Highs

By yyctrader 


With all eyes on the Federal Reserve ahead of tomorrow’s crucial decision on interest rates, investors breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after U.S. inflation numbers came in below expectations. Consumer prices rose at an annualized 7.1% in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was well below the 7.3% analysts anticipated, and the 7.7% recorded in October.

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DeFi Explainers

What are DeFi Protocols?

A Step-by-Step Guide to How These Crucial Projects Work

By Rahul Nambiampurath 


DeFi protocol is a set of codes that govern how digital assets are used on a blockchain network. Tapping smart contracts and virtual machines (VMs), DeFi protocols manage exchanges, enable users to lend and borrow, and run decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).

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