US Treasury Sanctions Russian National for Facilitating Oligarchs’ Sanctions Evasion with Cryptocurrency

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has imposed sanctions on a Russian national, Ekaterina Zhdanova, for her involvement in helping Russian oligarchs evade sanctions using cryptocurrency. Zhdanova was tasked with moving over $100 million in crypto from Russia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on behalf of one oligarch. She also played a role in […]

Former Billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried Reflects on Potential Life in Prison in Newly-Released Interview

Newly-released audio has surfaced on social media featuring an interview with Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced founder of FTX. In the interview, conducted during his house arrest, Bankman-Fried reflects on the idea of life in prison and admits to feeling guilt and culpability for the harm he has caused. Despite not wanting to think about the […]

Sequoia Capital’s Investment in FTX: A Costly Lesson in Due Diligence and Pattern Matching

Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, has suffered a significant loss after investing nearly a quarter billion dollars into FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange. Alfred Lin, a partner at Sequoia Capital, accused FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried of deliberately misleading and lying to the firm. Lin reached this conclusion after conducting an extensive review of Sequoia’s due […]

Sam Bankman-Fried Found Guilty of Fraud and Embezzlement in FTX Collapse

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, has been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. The jury reached their verdict quickly after a short deliberation period. Throughout the trial, questions arose about how this situation could have been prevented and what can be done to avoid similar incidents in the future. Some argue […]

Abu Dhabi Establishes Comprehensive Regulatory Framework for Crypto Industry

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has established a comprehensive regulatory framework for digital ledger technology, positioning itself as the second crypto hub in the UAE alongside Dubai. The Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has released the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Foundations Regulations 2023, which aim to provide regulatory clarity for the crypto […]

Ripple’s XRP Approved for Use in Dubai’s Financial Ecosystem and Partners with National Bank of Georgia for Digital Lari Pilot Project

Ripple has achieved a significant milestone in the XRP ecosystem with the official approval of its cryptocurrency for use within Dubai’s financial ecosystem. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has given the green light for licensed organizations in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to utilize XRP as a virtual asset service. This approval will […]

Federal Reserve Issues Cease and Desist Letter to Bitcoin Magazine Over Alleged Trademark Infringement

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has issued a cease and desist letter to Bitcoin Magazine, accusing the magazine of trademark infringement. The letter claims that Bitcoin Magazine used the term “FEDNOW” on its merchandise without the Federal Reserve’s consent. The Federal Reserve argues that this could cause confusion among consumers and make them believe […]

Indian Crypto Scam: A Riveting Story of Deception and Redemption

In the bustling city of Mumbai, a new chapter in the crypto industry is unfolding. Aditya Sharma, a former KYC analyst turned entrepreneur, is at the forefront of this revolution. Alongside his friend Gopal Mukherjee, Aditya co-founded Don Invest, a pioneering cryptocurrency consulting firm. Their mission? To guide people in making wise investments in digital […]

MachinaTrader Monthly Recap – October 2023

MachinaTrader is taking off! The past month has been a whirlwind of activity in the world of MachinaTrader. Here’s a quick summary of the key highlights: 1. Bullish Times and MachinaTrader Partnership 🤝 Bullish Times and MachinaTrader have united in a significant partnership. Bullish Times is a leading source for well-researched news, particularly in the […]

SEC Decision on Bitcoin ETFs Holds Greater Significance than Process, Crypto Industry Continues Despite Setbacks

The recent downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of the collapsed crypto exchange FTX, has significant implications for the industry. While Bankman-Fried has been found guilty of fraud and faces a potential prison sentence, this does not signify the end of the crypto industry. Bitcoin and Ethereum have already established themselves as asset classes […]