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SEC charges Gemini and Genesis for allegedly offering unregistered securities

 -  28 janvier - 

The SEC filed charges against Genesis Global Capital and Gemini, two crypto firms that collaborated to create Gemini's embattled Earn lending program. According to the SEC, their lending program constitutes an offer and sale of securities and, as such, should have been registered. Other companies, such as (now bankrupt) Celsius, have in the past shut down similar products in the US due to (...)

 
 
 

Genesis files for bankruptcy

 -  28 janvier - 

The Genesis cryptocurrency lending platform filed for bankruptcy, following weeks of turmoil after the FTX collapse. Genesis halted withdrawals shortly after FTX's failure, and shortly afterwards warned of possible bankruptcy if they couldn't raise at least $1 billion in new capital. The past few months have also featured a public conflict between Genesis, along with its parent company DCG (...)

 
 
 

Hacked Azuki Twitter account enables theft of pricey NFTs and crypto priced at more than $1.74 million

 -  27 janvier - 

Hackers were able to compromise the Twitter account belonging to the popular Azuki NFT project, which they then used to promote a fake NFT drop to its 334,000 followers. Users who tried to mint the NFTs instead had their wallets emptied of pricey NFTs and cryptocurrencies.Stolen NFTs included 74 Otherdeeds (floor price ~$2,700 each), 3 Porsche NFTs (floor ~$3,100), 57 Beanz (floor ~$2,600), (...)

 
 
 

Bithumb executives charged with embezzlement

 -  27 janvier - 

South Korean prosecutors filed charges against several executives of the Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Those charged included its owner, Kang Jong-Hyun, and his sister Kang Ji-Yeon, who rurns Bithumb affiliates Inbiogen and Bucket Studio. The charges included embezzlement, breach of trust, and fraudulent illegal transactions. The charges follow reports that Bithumb and affiliated (...)

 
 
 

Porsche bungles NFT roll-out

 -  26 janvier - 

For some reason, Porsche decided they needed to release a set of Porsche 911 NFTs so that customers could buy "the opportunity to co-create Porsche's future in the Web3 universe" (whatever that means). The set of 7,500 NFTs were available to mint for 0.911 ETH apiece, or around $1,490. If the project sold out, Porsche would have been looking at a windfall of more than $11 million. (...)

 
 
 

Coinbase fined $3.6 million by Dutch central bank

 -  26 janvier - 

The Dutch central bank levied a €3.3 million ($3.6 million) fine against Coinbase, who began operating in the Netherlands without properly registering. The fine is reportedly unusually large, because of Coinbase's prominence and because it had accumulated a significant number of Dutch customers without the proper registration. Coinbase had been noncompliant from November 2020 to August 2022. (...)

 
 
 

Kevin Rose loses pricey NFTs to wallet hack

 -  25 janvier - 

Kevin Rose, perhaps best known as the founder of Digg, but also a prominent crypto investor and entrepreneur, lost a substantial number of pricey NFTs when he apparently signed a malicious transaction. The hacker stole 25 Squiggles NFTs, which are trading at a floor price of 13.3 ETH, putting the estimated price based on the floor price at around 332.5 ETH (~$519,000). Rose acquired the (...)

 
 
 

Binance announces that users won't be able to use SWIFT for transfers below $100,000

 -  22 janvier - 

Binance informed its users that they would no longer be able to perform transactions below $100,000 via the SWIFT financial network. According to Binance, this was because their banking partner, Signature Bank, had announced they were implementing that floor for all cryptocurrency exchange clients.Signature Bank has suggested it intends to step back somewhat from the crypto industry. It is (...)

 
 
 

Three Arrows Capital founders seek funding for an exchange to enable customers to trade claims against firms 3AC helped to bankrupt

 -  22 janvier - 

Kyle Davies and Su Zhu, the founders of the bankrupt Three Arrows Capital crypto hedge fund, have joined forces with Mark Lamb and Sudhu Arumugam, the founders of the CoinFLEX platform, which is undergoing restructuring due to its own solvency issues. Davies and Zhu are still on the run from liquidators. What a dream team.The group is seeking $25 million to create a cryptocurrency exchange (...)

 
 
 

Nexo fined $45 million by US SEC

 -  21 janvier - 

More bad news for Nexo, whose Bulgarian offices were raided a week prior amidst allegations of organized financial crime. Now, the United States SEC and state securities regulators have fined the company a total of $45 million for violations of securities law — only the latest in a string of regulatory enforcement actions against companies offering interest-earning cryptocurrency accounts or (...)

 
 

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