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Sam Bankman-Fried Family’s Deep Involvement in $100M Political Donation Effort Uncovered: WSJ

Sam Bankman-Fried – the founder of the now-defunct crypto exchange FTX, once celebrated as the “poster boy” of crypto, is embroiled in a multi-billion dollar scandal involving the misuse of company assets for political donations. Emails uncovered by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) point to extensive involvement of the convicted exec’s family that could potentially lead to legal troubles. More Legal Troubles For SBF and Family Recently revealed emails by WSJ show that SBF’s...

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This Crypto Miner Backed By SBF’s Alameda Research is Exploring IPO in US

Crypto mining firm Genesis Digital Assets – backed by Sam Bankman-Fried’s fallen hedge fund, is reportedly mulling over an initial public offering (IPO) in the US as the crypto sector gains steam. According to Bloomberg sources, Genesis Digital Assets is currently consulting advisers on a possible listing. The mining company intends to initiate a pre-IPO funding round, which is expected to begin in the coming weeks, as per an anonymous source. Genesis Digital Assets Considers...

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Yield App Suspends Operations Citing Portfolio Losses Linked to FTX Collapse

Yield App Ltd, a Seychelles-incorporated crypto investment platform, has announced the immediate suspension of all operations on its digital wealth platform, yield.app. This move comes as the company prepares to enter liquidation proceedings and aims to ensure fair and equal treatment for all users and stakeholders. Yield App Stops Operations The decision, effective today, was shared in an official statement through a post on X. “Yield App Ltd, a Seychelles-incorporated...

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FTX Update: Creditors to Vote on Cash or Crypto Repayment Plan

Creditors of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX are now faced with the option of receiving their assets in cash or crypto. A filing in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware revealed that Judge John Dorsey had approved the solicitation packages and ballots needed for the exchange’s customers to communicate their preferences. The deadline for voting is August 16, and Judge Dorsey will decide on the matter in early October. Cash or Crypto for FTX...

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Post-FTX Era: Bitcoin Whale Wallets Reclaim Correlation with Market Value

Bitcoin has declined over the past several days as bears remained vigilant near $70,000. As a result, the premier cryptocurrency has shed more than 4% over the past week and was trading near $66,000 at the time of writing. Interestingly, wallets with 10 or more BTCs have collectively reached their highest holding level in two years. Data suggests that the absence of FTX’s influence may have potentially allowed the market to reflect demand more accurately. Whale Wallets Mirror...

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FTX Creditors Rejected Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

Creditors of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX have filed an objection to the platform’s proposed reorganization plan, citing its failure to meet certain requirements of the Bankruptcy Code. According to a tweet by FTX creditor activist Sunil Kavuri, the objection argues that the reorganization plan ignores property rights issues, does not satisfy the best interest test, and contains inconsistent debtors liquidation analysis. Creditors Object to FTX Bankruptcy Plan FTX...

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Former FTX Exec Ryan Salame Sentenced to 7.5 Years in Prison

Former FTX co-CEO Ryan Salame was sentenced yesterday to 90 months in prison, according to Damian Lewis, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Salame previously pled guilty to conspiring to make illegal political contributions and defraud the Federal Election Commission and to conspiracy to run an unlicensed money-transmitting business before US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who handed down today’s sentence. Ryan Salame’s Sentencing As per the...

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US Prosecutors Push for 5-7 Year Prison Sentence for Ex-FTX Exec

Federal prosecutors are calling for a prison sentence of five to seven years for former FTX executive Ryan Salame, who has been implicated in its multibillion-dollar collapse. His defense team asserts that his punishment should reflect his role in exposing the fraud, pushing for a lighter sentence of no more than 18 months. Salame’s Defense According to a sentencing memo filed in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday seen by Bloomberg, prosecutors emphasized the seriousness...

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Former FTX Exec Ryan Salame Requests 18 Months Prison Sentence

The lawyers of Ryan Salame, a former executive of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, who pleaded guilty to his role in the firm’s collapse, have requested that a court sentence their client to 18 months in prison in an upcoming hearing scheduled for May 28. According to a sentencing memorandum seen by Inner City Press, Salame’s attorneys are asking the court for leniency in the form of the recommended jail term in addition to the restitution and forfeiture obligations...

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SBF’s Prison Currency: Rice Bags for Trade, Says First Interview

Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried revealed that he hasn’t experienced abuse and doesn’t “feel unsafe.” The only time he feels bothered is during the night when they ask about the rice bags they plan to use for trade. This was his first comprehensive interview since being imprisoned. SBF’s Prison Survival: Beans, Rice, and a Currency System The disgraced founder of FTX and co-founder of Alameda Research, who was found guilty of wire fraud, money laundering, and...

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