FTX leadership pressed for information by US subcommittee chairman

The former and current CEOs of the bankrupt FTX cryptocurrency exchange have been pressed by the chair of a United States House subcommittee calling for documents relating to the exchange’s finances. “FTX’s customers, former employees, and the public deserve answers,” Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy wrote in a Nov. 18 letter addressed to both former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and the exchange’s current CEO John J. Ray III, who took over in the wake of FTX’s bankruptcy filings. Krishnamoorthi added the subcommittee was “seeking…

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Binance to liquidate its entire FTX Token holdings after ‘recent revelations’

The CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, said his company will liquidate the entirety of its position in FTX Token (FTT), the native token of competing exchange FTX. In a Nov. 6 tweet, Zhao said the decision was made after “recent revelations that have came to light.” In a later tweet, CZ explained the FTT liquidation was “just post-exit risk management” referring to lessons learned from the fall of Terra Luna Classic (LUNC) and how it impacted market players. He also added “we won’t support people who lobby…

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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Thinks Bitcoin Has No Future as a Payments Network

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has given his take regarding the future of Bitcoin’s usage. Bankman-Fried stated he doesn’t believe that Bitcoin will work as a payments network, due to its limited capability for scaling to fulfill this task. However, he believes it might become “an asset, a commodity, and a store of value.” Sam Bankman-Fried on Bitcoin as a Payments Network FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has given his opinion about where bitcoin is going and the real value of its structure in the…

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