Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for fraud

CNN — Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison on Friday following her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing startup Theranos. Judge Edward Davila imposed a sentence of 11 years and three months in prison, with another three years of supervision after Holmes is released. … Read more

What’s Happening at Bankrupt Crypto Exchange FTX?

The imploding cryptocurrency trading firm FTX is now short billions of dollars after experiencing the crypto equivalent of a bank run. The exchange, formerly one of the world’s largest, sought bankruptcy protection last week, and its CEO and founder resigned. Hours later, the trading firm said there had been “unauthorized access” and that funds had … Read more

Bitwise Announces Results of October 2022 Month-End Crypto Index Reconstitution | News

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 1, 2022– Bitwise Index Services, the indexing subsidiary of Bitwise Asset Management, today announced the results of the monthly reconstitution of the Bitwise Crypto Indexes, which took place on October 31, 2022, at 4 pm ET. There was one change to the constituents of the Bitwise 10 Large Cap Crypto Index as … Read more

Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over antisemitic posts

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West once suggested slavery was a choice. He called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.” Earlier this month, he was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week. Now the rapper who is legally known as Ye is again embroiled in … Read more

Crypto Receives Some Bad News from Friendly Portugal

The crypto industry is looking for good news much like the rest of the asset classes in these times of concern about the health of the economy. For a long time, cryptocurrency evangelists have claimed that bitcoin (BTC), the largest digital currency, can be used to hedge against inflation, since you know exactly what the … Read more

20% returns over in CeFi, DeFi lives on

PARIS — Celsius and Voyager Digital were once two of the biggest names in the crypto lending space, because they offered retail investors outrageous annual returns, sometimes approaching 20%. Now, both are bankrupt, as a crash in token prices — coupled with an erosion of liquidity following a series of rate hikes by the Federal … Read more

How the fall of Celsius dragged down crypto investors

Celsius filing for bankruptcy this week surprised virtually no one. Once a platform freezes customer assets, it’s typically all over. But just because the fall of this embattled crypto lender didn’t come as a shock, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t a really big deal for the industry. In October 2021, CEO Alex Mashinsky said the … Read more

Crypto here to stay and now is time to think long-term

It’s been a brutal stretch for the crypto market, and a hard time for cryptocurrency investors to keep their emotions in check. The sector’s market cap collapse was led by terraUSD, one of the most popular US dollar-pegged stablecoins, which imploded virtually overnight. But bitcoin and ethereum, too, saw massive price declines from their recent … Read more

Binance backing for Elon Musk’s Twitter bid boosts ‘Web3’ vision

Binance is the world’s largest crypto exchange, handling billions of dollars in trading volumes on a daily basis. STR | NurPhoto via Getty Images Bitcoin exchange Binance’s move to participate in Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter could boost digital currency evangelists’ hopes for the development of a more “decentralized,” crypto-friendly social media platform. … Read more

Stripe launches crypto payments feature, with Twitter as first client

Illustrative image of two commemorative bitcoins with a green background. Arthur Widak | nur photo | Getty Images Stripe will allow businesses to pay their users via cryptocurrencies, starting with Twitter, in the latest sign of how large financial firms are warming to digital assets. The $95 billion online payments company said Friday it will … Read more