FTX Australia’s license suspended as 30K Aussies left in the lurch

Australia’s financial markets regulator has suspended FTX Australia’s financial license following the appointment of a voluntary administrator to help nearly 30,000 Australians and 132 Australian companies get their funds back from FTX. The announcement was made by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on Nov. 16 local time, which suspended the Australian Financial Services (AFS) license of FTX’s local entity until May 15, 2023. Before its suspension, FTX Australia’s AFS license permitted it to create a market for derivatives and foreign exchange contracts to Australian-based retail and wholesale clients.…

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Report: Equitiesfirst Named as ​​Mystery Debtor to Celsius, $439 Million Owed to Crypto Lender

Ever since Celsius paused withdrawals on June 12, the company has been the focus of attention due to the lender’s financial hardships. A month later, Celsius filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. by leveraging the Chapter 11 process. Two days after the bankruptcy filing, a report disclosed that two people familiar with the matter allege that the private lending platform that owes Celsius $439 million is Equitiesfirst. FT Sources Allege Private Lending Platform That Owes Celsius $439M Is Equitiesfirst During the last few weeks, bankruptcies, liquidations, and insolvencies have been…

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