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

French TV shares slump after merger to challenge Netflix collapse

A view shows the headquarters of French television group M6 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier/File Photo Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS/MILAN, Sep 19 (Reuters) – The collapse of a deal to form a French TV giant to challenge US streaming services like Netflix (NFLX.O) … Read more

French broadcaster gives up anti-Netflix merger deal

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS, Sep 16 (Reuters) – France’s two largest private broadcasters, M6 Group (MMTP.PA) and TF1 (TFFP.PA), scrapped their planned merger to fend off a resurgence of US streaming platforms, saying antitrust demands made the deal irrelevant. If successful, the deal would change the landscape of … Read more

Crypto lender Voyager Digital suspends withdrawals, deposits

Stephen Ehrlich, CEO and Co-Founder Voyager Digital Ltd., speaks during the Piper Sandler Global Exchange and FinTech Conference in New York City, U.S., June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 1 (Reuters) – Crypto lender Voyager Digital said on Friday it has suspended withdrawals, trading and deposits … Read more