Tag: FTX

February 19, 2024 BY Elizabeth Anderson

Investors suing law firm for its part in FTX fraud scandal

The law firm consented to assisting FTX and disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried with several legal matters for more than a year before the cryptocurrency exchange collapsed. The Moskowitz Law Firm launched the legal complaint on Friday, 16 February 2024. This is the same firm that acted on behalf of former investors against celebrities such as…

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December 07, 2023 BY Simon Mugo

FTX Plans To Unveil Its Reorganisation Plan Soon

The initiative comes during intense developments within FTX’s bankruptcy process. The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors has recently addressed insights from the FTX 2.0 Customer Ad Hoc Committee. They are focused on striking a fair equilibrium between the valuation and distribution of assets in the proposed reorganisation plan, a crucial element in determining the future…

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November 06, 2023 BY Elizabeth Anderson

Crypto community relieved as the bell tolls for Sam Bankman-Fried

The once self-proclaimed crypto king saw his greed-fuelled empire crumble in November 2022. Once valued at $32bn, FTX was a leading cryptocurrency exchange. A 12-member jury found Bankman-Fried guilty on all charges. These included siphoning funds to the cryptocurrency-based hedge fund, Alameda Research, using customer funds for personal gains, and funding political campaigns in an…

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September 20, 2023 BY Elizabeth Anderson

Lawyers plead for Bankman-Fried release from jail before trial

This included sharing the personal correspondence of Caroline Ellison, former chief executive officer (CEO) of the Alameda Research hedge fund, with the New York Times. Ellison, who was romantically involved with the self-proclaimed cryptocurrency king, admitted to fraud and is a key witness in the case against Bankman-Fried.  The Manhattan U.S. Attorney and lawyers for…

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September 11, 2023 BY Elizabeth Anderson

FTX investigates possible fund recoveries from sponsored athletes

According to legal documents cited by Bloomberg, experts are trying to determine if all payments were above board. This includes sponsorships to well-knowns such as the NBA’s Shaquille O’Neal and professional tennis player, Naomi Osaka, who received approximately $3.2m from FTX.  The once-prominent cryptocurrency exchange submitted its Chapter 11 filing for bankruptcy in November 2022.…

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September 06, 2023 BY Elizabeth Anderson

Genesis closes the door of its U.S. crypto trading desk

The communication stated that the Genesis Global subsidiary would discontinue all over-the-counter operations and notified customers that all trades must be settled by the said date. GGT also indicated it would close all open accounts come the end of the month.  In an official statement, GGT maintained voluntary business strategies and moves motivated this decision.…

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Bankman-Fried jailed ahead of his October trial
August 14, 2023 BY Elizabeth Anderson

Bankman-Fried jailed ahead of October trial

Cuffed while being escorted from the Manhattan court, the FTX founder will await his October trial behind bars instead of the Palo Alto mansion of his parents. The judge’s decision came after Bankman-Fried gave the New York Times private papers belonging to Caroline Ellison, his former girlfriend and CEO of Alameda Research, a hedge fund…

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Bankman-Fried jailed ahead of his October trial
August 11, 2023 BY Elizabeth Anderson

Class action lawsuit filed against prominent VCs

This lawsuit details how the defendants, which include industry knowns such as Temasek, Sequoia Capital, and Sino Global, used their influence and financial standing to help launch FTX and enable the multibillion-dollar disaster that affected countless people. It also alleges that these VCs painted a false picture of FTX, based on supposed diligent vetting. Temasek…

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August 01, 2023 BY Alan Sayer

FTX tables draft bankruptcy plan for claim repayments

This draft proposal puts forth ways to honour customer claims as of the official FTX bankruptcy date. Court documents indicate the plan suggests the sale of assets attached to different aspects of the business to affect repayments. Restarting an offshore exchange is also not off the table. The draft references three recovery pools for creditor…

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July 19, 2023 BY Steffy Bogdanova

ASIC cancels FTX’s license in Australia

Additionally, the cancellation of the company’s AFS license does not affect requirements stemming from its membership with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, and to have arrangements for compensating retail clients. The official announcement also detailed that John Mouawad, Scott Langdon and Rahul Goyal of KordaMentha were appointed as voluntary administrators of FTX Australia and its…

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