FTX looks for $9.4 bln in rescue funds from investors, rivals

Nov 10 (Reuters) – FTX is scrambling to raise about $9.4 billion from investors and rivals, a source said on Thursday, as Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried urgently seeks to save the cryptocurrency exchange that has been buffeted by a rush of customer withdrawals. Over the past few hours, Bankman-Fried has discussed raising $1 billion each … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin wants to break its bond with stocks

Nov 1 (Reuters) – After months of tears and tantrums, bitcoin wants to split up with stock markets. The cryptocurrency, which has been closely correlated with tech stocks for much of its torrid 2022, is staging one of its strongest efforts yet to break away. Its 30-day correlation with the Nasdaq (.IXIC) slid to 0.26 … Read more

Cryptoverse: British pound fiasco boosts bitcoin’s hedge appeal

Oct 25 (Reuters) – As a developed nation, you know your currency’s in a spot of bother when investors start to hedge with bitcoin. After Britain’s brief Prime Minister Liz Truss unleashed her mini-budget on Sept. 23, filling financial markets with dread, a section of investors stampeded away from the pound and towards the cryptocurrency … Read more

Cryptoverse: Flurry of funds bet on bruised bitcoin’s allure

Oct 18 (Reuters) – A growing number of funds are betting on the long-term appeal of bitcoin and ether, a gritty gambit in the depths of a crypto winter. Unfazed by a collapse in prices over the past 11 months, investment firms have unleashed a flurry of exchange-traded funds, anticipating that elite cryptocurrencies and their … Read more

Cryptoverse: Flurry of funds bet on bruised bitcoin’s allure

Oct 18 (Reuters) – A growing number of funds are betting on the long-term appeal of bitcoin and ether, a gritty gambit in the depths of a crypto winter. Unfazed by a collapse in prices over the past 11 months, investment firms have unleashed a flurry of exchange-traded funds, anticipating that elite cryptocurrencies and their … Read more

Cryptoverse: Hack jitters push bitcoin investors back to the future

Oct 11 (Reuters) – It’s not easy being a crypto investor. They’ve seen the value of their holdings drop like a brick this year, and now many are stewing over the safety of their crypto cash after a series of heists that’s seen around $2 billion spirited away by hackers. Enter the ghost of technology’s … Read more

Cryptoverse: Bitcoin miners get stuck in a bear pit

A bitcoin representation is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 27 (Reuters) – Spare a thought for the beleaguered bitcoin miner. In late 2021, miners were the toast of the town with … Read more

Crypto assets need new rights in law, UK legal body says

A stock graph is seen with a representation of bitcoin in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Britain should create a new category of private property law for digital assets like cryptocurrencies which are being used to … Read more

Global regulators back ‘same risk, same regulation’ for stablecoins

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Major stablecoins must comply with the same safeguards as traditional forms of payments, global regulators said on Wednesday, tightening controls over a battered crypto sector. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to have a stable value relative to traditional currencies, or to a commodity, to avoid the volatility that makes bitcoin and … Read more

Crypto exchange FTX has “a few billion” to support industry – Bankman-Fried

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried poses for a picture, in an unspecified location, in this undated handout picture, obtained by Reuters on July 5, 2022. FTX/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 6 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, head of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, said he and his … Read more