Mark Cuban: If I Were Sam Bankman-Fried, I’d Be Afraid of Going to Jail for a Long Time

The billionaire owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks and a Stark Tank star, Mark Cuban, says that if he were the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, he would be afraid of going to jail for a long time. “I talked to the guy and thought he was smart … I had no idea he was going to take other people’s money and put it to his personal use,” Cuban said. Mark Cuban on Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX’s Collapse Mark Cuban, a Shark Tank star and the owner of the…

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US Seizes Domains Used in ‘Pig Butchering’ Crypto Scam

U.S. authorities have seized seven domains used in “pig butchering” cryptocurrency schemes. “Once the money is sent to the fake investment app, the scammer vanishes, taking all the money with them, often resulting in significant losses for the victim,” the Department of Justice warned. 7 Domains Used in Pig Butchering Crypto Scam Seized The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday “the seizure of seven domain names used in a recent cryptocurrency confidence crime, known as ‘pig butchering.’” The DOJ explained that “In pig butchering schemes, scammers encounter victims on…

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Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Weighs in on FTX Collapse — Reiterates His Crypto Warning

Personal finance guru Dave Ramsey has weighed in on the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. “I told you so,” he repeatedly said, reiterating his long-standing advice that investors should not put money into crypto. Dave Ramsey on Bitcoin, Crypto, and the FTX Collapse Personal finance guru and Ramsey Solutions CEO Dave Ramsey weighed in on the implosion of cryptocurrency exchange FTX in a Dave Ramsey Show episode, published Friday. Ramsey, a self-proclaimed personal money management expert, calls himself “America’s trusted voice on money.” He is the author of seven best-selling…

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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund Writes Down Entire Investment in Bankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX Citing ‘Potential Fraud’

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), one of the largest pension plans in the world, is writing down its investment in the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX. “Recent reports suggest potential fraud conducted at FTX which is deeply concerning for all parties,” the plan states. Major Canadian Pension Plan Writes Down FTX Investment Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), Canada’s third largest pension fund, issued a statement Thursday regarding its investment in the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The OTPP, which currently has about C$243 billion ($182 billion) in net assets, invests for 333,000…

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Berkshire’s Charlie Munger Likes the Fed, Hates Bitcoin Promoters, Calls Tesla’s Success a Miracle

Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s right-hand man, has commented on the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, stating that “it is partly fraud and party delusion.” Noting that “the country did not need a currency that’s good for kidnappers,” he stressed: “I basically like the existence of the Fed … I hate bitcoin promoters.” He also said that Tesla’s success is a “minor miracle.” Berkshire’s Charlie Munger on Bitcoin, FTX Collapse, the Fed, Tesla, and Elon Musk Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s right-hand man and longtime business partner, has…

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Citi Analyst Warns of ‘Serious’ Contagion Risk to Crypto Ecosystem From FTX Failure

A Citi analyst has warned of a serious risk of broader contagion to the crypto ecosystem stemming from the collapse of crypto exchange FTX, noting that the contagion “can last for a significant amount of time.” He added that the crypto industry seems to have “no significant lender of last resort.” Citi’s Analyst Warns of Broader Contagion to Crypto Ecosystem Citi analyst Joseph Ayoub explained in an interview with CNBC Friday that the overall cryptocurrency market faces risks of contagion from the implosion of FTX. The troubled crypto exchange filed…

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Twitter Begins Mass Layoffs — Elon Musk Says ‘No Choice’ Citing $4M Loss per Day

Tesla CEO and Twitter chief Elon Musk has begun massive layoffs at the social media company. The billionaire explained that there is no choice since Twitter is losing over $4 million a day. “Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists,” he explained. Mass Layoffs at Twitter Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk, has laid off about 50% of employees at the social media company. The billionaire…

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Files Amicus Brief to Support Ripple in SEC Lawsuit Over XRP

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has filed an amicus brief in support of Ripple Labs in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit over xrp. Coinbase’s support is seen as a significant step in the case given that the crypto exchange was among the first trading platforms to delist xrp following the SEC lawsuit. Coinbase Supports Ripple Against SEC The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase filed an amicus brief on Tuesday in support of Ripple Labs against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The regulator sued Ripple, its CEO Brad Garlinghouse,…

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Elon Musk Takes Control of Twitter, Fires CEO and CFO — Says He Buys Twitter ‘to Help Humanity’

Tesla and Spacex CEO Elon Musk has completed the acquisition of Twitter Inc. and reportedly fired the company’s CEO and CFO. “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square,” he said. “There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.” Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter Tesla CEO Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter…

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Mad Money’s Jim Cramer Apologizes for Being Wrong About Facebook Parent Meta After Stock Plunges

The host of Mad Money, Jim Cramer, has apologized to investors for being wrong about Facebook parent Meta Platforms after its stock plunged to a record low. “I made a mistake here. I was wrong,” he said emotionally after stating previously that Meta was a good investment. “I failed to help people. And I own that.” Jim Cramer’s Apology About Meta: ‘I Was Wrong’ The host of CNBC’s Mad Money show, Jim Cramer, apologized to investors Thursday for recommending Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META) after the stock kept…

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