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Dogecoin Explodes 50% as Bitcoin Bitcoin Bulls Return in Force: This Week’s Crypto Recap

Following a couple of weeks of consolidation and correction, the cryptocurrency market is starting to heat up again. Most of the coins are trading well in the green, pushing the total capitalization to just shy of $2.8 trillion. Bitcoin’s price recorded an impressive performance, increasing by around 10% in the past seven days. It is currently trading at around $70,000, where it seems to have solidified throughout the past few days. The increase started at the beginning of...

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FTX CEO Criticizes SBF’s Bold Claim of ‘Zero’ Harm to Customers as ‘Reckless’ and ‘False’

The current CEO of FTX, John Ray, has disputed the former CEO Sam Bank Fried’s assertion that there was “zero” harm to customers during the platform’s collapse in 2022, labeling the claim as “reckless” and “false.” Ray’s criticism follows Bankman-Fried’s conviction in November for embezzling $8 billion from FTX customers. John Ray Challenges SBF’s Defense Strategy The former CEO’s defense strategy has relied heavily on the notion that since there might be a chance of customer...

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SBF’s Lawyers Fire Back Against DOJ’s Harsh Sentencing Bid of 40-50 Years

In its letter to District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Tuesday, the legal team behind the disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has contested the sentencing recommendation put forth by the Department of Justice last week. The US prosecutors had previously proposed a prison term of 40 to 50 years for the former FTX CEO, but the lawyers deemed the memorandum “disturbing.” SBF Lawyers Cry ‘Not Justice’ In a letter submitted on March 19th, SBF’s lawyers argued that the memorandum...

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Pantera Capital Eyes $250 Million Opportunity with FTX Estate for SOL: Report

Pantera Capital is reportedly in the process of securing funds from major investors to acquire heavily discounted Solana tokens from the bankruptcy estate of FTX. The company is raising capital for the Pantera Solana Fund, which presents an attractive opportunity to purchase up to $250 million worth of SOL tokens from the FTX estate. Marketing materials from February, obtained by Bloomberg, reveal that investors would have the option to buy SOL at a price 39% below the 30-day...

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Larry David Expresses Regret Over FTX Ad Amid Founder’s Fraud Conviction

The popular actor and comedian Larry David has expressed remorse over participating in a high-profile 2022 Super Bowl commercial for the now-fallen cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Notably, Sam Bankman Fried, the FTX founder, was imprisoned after he was found guilty of fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering last year. Larry David Reflects on FTX Ad Regret Speaking to The Associated Press at the Los Angeles premiere of the final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” a series he...

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SBF’s Parents Fight FTX’s Clawback Attempt

Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried were always close to their son. A certain amount of interest in the well-being of their son and that of his business dealings is to be expected. However, the FTX estate, now led by bankruptcy specialist CEO John J Ray III, argues that SBF’s parents – particularly his father – had a much bigger presence in the FTX Groups’ dealings than it appears on paper. If the allegations can be proven true, benefits derived from FTX and its former CEO could...

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3 Big Cryptocurrency Things to Watch Out for in 2024

As the crypto industry expands, the community stays on the lookout for significant events that can affect the growth trajectory of the ecosystem. From the look of things, 2024 happens to be full of them. One such event is the creation and implementation of clear crypto regulations in major regions like the European Union. The crypto community is also watching out for the approvals of several Ethereum exchange-traded products and the jail sentencing of the FTX founder and...

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Potential Implication of SBF Verdict on Crypto Leaders

The recent conviction of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) marks a pivotal moment in the cryptocurrency industry, carrying significant implications for its leaders and stakeholders. As the founder of the now-defunct FTX crypto exchange, SBF held a prominent position in the sector, making his fall from grace a broad industry concern. His conviction on fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering is a stark reminder of the need for accountability and transparency in the crypto space. This...

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Proof Group Emerges as Contender to Revive Bankrupt FTX

The investment firm Proof Group is said to be among the bidders expressing interest in revitalizing the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, as per two individuals familiar with the situation. Notably, the bankrupt exchange has received numerous bids for a potential restart, and it has now been narrowed down to a shortlist of three, according to Perella Weinberg Partners, an investment bank involved in the process. Proof Group Eyes Potential FTX Revival Proof Group has experience in...

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Bitcoin Consolidates Around $35K, SOL Leads Altcoin Rally, SBF Found Guilty: This Week’s Recap

This week has seen a whirlwind of events. Bitcoin’s price seems like the only stable thing in the industry right now, however hilarious that may be. That said, the cryptocurrency is still up throughout the past seven days, but not as much as last week. SBF was found guilty, Solana (SOL) is exploding, and whatnot. A lot happened this week, so let’s dive in. Starting with BTC’s price, the cryptocurrency is trading at slightly below $35K at the time of this writing, marking an...

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