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CeFi Failed. DeFi Did Not. But Is That the Whole Story?
Tanks on the street. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was Ukraine. Armoured vehicles patrolling the thoroughfares of a city at war. But it’s not, it’s China. Henan province to be precise. And the tanks have been sent in to protect the local branch of a bank. One embroiled in a scandal as users were …
Crypto Lender Celsius Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Celsius, the crypto lender that last month halted withdrawals, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said in a press release. User withdrawals will remain halted.
3AC Ghosts Everyone, Celsius Fights Back
Kyle Davies and Zhu Su, the founders of 3 Arrows Capital appear to be ghosting the lawyers involved in their liquidation proceedings. According to a Coindesk article court documents filed on friday indicate that the pair had ‘not yet begun to cooperate with the process in any meaningful manner’. They had appeared on a Zoom …
Crypto Contagion: Mapping the fallout from $LUNA, 3AC, Celsius, Voyager and BlockFi
You’ll no doubt be hearing the word contagion from all corners but didn’t we just escape the clutches of the pandemic. Well yes. But crypto is really like a house of mirrors where nothing is ever what it seems. But it’s also a house of cards, built on a complex system of levered dependencies. And …
Crypto Broker Voyager Suspends Withdrawals and Trading After 3AC’s Loan Default
Voyager, a crypto broker, has suspended withdrawals, trading, deposits and loyalty rewards from its app following Three Arrows Capital’s default on its loan.
FTX Reaches Deal to Acquire BlockFi for Up to $240M as CeFi Lenders Buckle Under Market Pressure
FTX, the second-biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has signed an option to purchase crypto lender BlockFi for as much as $240M, BlockFi CEO Zac Prince said Friday.
SEC Says BlockFi Misrepresented Risk to Crypto Depositors In $100M Order
Crypto lender BlockFi has agreed to pay $100M to settle charges that it misrepresented risks to depositors.