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November 2022

Bitcoin price falls to more than two-year low amid growing concerns about FTX fallout

Investors are unnerved by the possibility of more failures among companies linked to the now bankrupt FTX exchange, fearing a repeat of the Terra-Luna stablecoin collapse in May that also brought down other businesses.

FTX failed because of humans, not crypto

Human greed and deception led to FTX’s fall. That’s why the antidote is not more regulations but could be found in blockchain’s original promises, writes Marieke Flament, CEO of NEAR Foundation.

Beyond crypto: Why would companies want cryptocurrency-free blockchains?

Cryptocurrencies are getting in the way of the mass adoption of blockchain technology, especially by tech businesses, says Red Date Technology chief Yifan He.

Taiwan’s Crypto Future

Taiwan’s economy has taken a hit due to lowered demand for its number one export and repercussions of the Chinese Mainland’s zero-COVID policies. How has that shifted the Taiwanese government’s attitude towards crypto?

South Korea freezes Terra cofounder Daniel Shin’s US$104 mln in assets; CEO Do Kwon tweets he was wrong, not fraudulent

Terra’s former executive Daniel Shin’s US$100 million were frozen on Thursday; Do Kwon tweets that the Terra team did everything to save UST

How Hong Kong and Singapore can make Asia the center of crypto’s future

Yes, there is rivalry between the two global finance hubs. But their strengths are also complementary for Asia to become an even bigger crypto powerhouse, writes Lily Z. King.

Crypto exchanges see record-high week of BTC outflows, following FTX saga

Bitcoin outflows from centralized crypto exchanges rose to a historic high this week, as investors turned to self-custody options following the collapse of FTX.

FTX collapse leaves investors jittery over crypto contagion

Top blockchain and crypto news: FTX fallout spooks sector.’s $400 million ‘accident.’ Hong Kong’s new digital asset drive.

Terra cofounder Daniel Shin’s Chai Corp. raided by S.Korean authorities

Daniel Shin’s Chai Corporation, which partnered with Terraform Labs in 2019, is accused of violating capital market rules in past dealings with Terra.

FTX collapse ‘sad’ for crypto industry, but underlying technology still sound

Panelists at Forkast’s livestreamed event ‘Crypto Rising: How Top VCs Are Investing Out of Crypto Winter’ shared their thoughts on the future of the industry following FTX.

FTX is crypto’s Lehman Bros. moment. What happens now?

Unlike the 2008 crash, the government won’t be bailing out FTX’s investors, writes Nick Saponaro of Divi Labs. Will regulators see this as a cue to crack down on exchanges?

Why DeFi is in dire straits — and what could save it

DeFi remains unusable for all beyond a niche community, writes Dennis Jarvis of ‘Should it stay like this, it will never attract a wide audience.’

FTX bankruptcy and fallout: Monday updates and commentary

The following is a running compilation of views and comments on the FTX bankruptcy and implications for the industry.

Crypto prices slide as investors pull funds on concerns other exchanges may follow FTX implosion

The collapse of one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges last week has investors worried about the finances of other trading platforms. Cold wallet time?

FTX liquidity crunch leads to contagion fears; Friday updates and running commentary

The following is a running compilation of views and comments on the possible short- and long-term outcomes of FTX’s liquidity crunch.

FTX debacle has crypto industry pointing finger at regulators in call for clear rules of the road

The unraveling has prompted crypto industry leaders to demand clearer rules of the road for trading digital assets.

Bitcoin hits lowest price in two years as Binance cancels FTX acquisition

Just over 24 hours after news of Binance’s planned acquisition of FTX shook the crypto market, a reversal of that decision sent prices even lower.

The Future of Money

CBDCs are the latest fad amongst central banks around the world – but how can they change our lives?

Stablecoin, CBDC issues take center stage at Singapore’s Future of Finance Forum

Central bank digital currencies draw fire over inflation, privacy and threat to innovation, as questions raised over status of stablecoins in digital asset ecosystem.

Digital Transformation Boost

How can collaboration help advance digital age and blockchain technologies?

Crypto fugitive Do Kwon said to be hiding in Europe, mocks ‘cops from world over’ in series of tweets

The South Korean founder of the collapsed Terra stablecoin faces multiple allegations of wrongdoing, the latest being price manipulation.

Crypto leaders differ over Do Kwon blame in May’s market crash

‘Bad actor’ or a ‘sliding market’? Blockchain industry leaders at Hong Kong FinTech Week offer insights into the Terra-LUNA crash.

FastForkast headlines

Coinbase CEO reaffirms exchange’s BTC holdings after CZ’s tweet

Markets: Bitcoin, crypto rise as FTX contagion fears ease

Regulators should seek greater disclosure from stablecoin issuers: HK monetary authority researchers

Crypto exchange Bitget to expand workforce by 50%, registers in Seychelles

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway warns of scam crypto site with same name

Football most popular sport among crypto investors: KuCoin survey

US senators urge Fidelity to drop BTC retirement plan after FTX collapse

Coinbase Custody holds 635,000 BTC on behalf of Grayscale that refuses to share proof of reserves

Markets: Bitcoin, other tokens add to losses in Asia trading Monday

Bitcoin mining difficulty reaches all-time-high despite slump in price, FTX woes

SEC gets support from New Sports Economy Institute in XRP lawsuit against Ripple

S.Korea examines exchange native tokens after FTX meltdown

Input Output announces privacy-centric blockchain and token on Cardano

Man Group plans crypto hedge fund despite FTX, market turmoil: report

Markets: Bitcoin, other crypto start week lower as FTX collapse continues rumble through the industry

FTX, Alameda failures likely triggered by Terra-Luna collapse, says blockchain analytics firm Nansen

Terra cofounder Daniel Shin denies $100 mln LUNA cashout: report

Markets: Bitcoin flat, most crypto top 10 fall as Fed indicates further rate rises

Ripple gets support from Blockchain Association in XRP lawsuit against SEC

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall as FTX implosion, job cuts in tech industry cloud outlook

Crypto winter may last until end of 2023: Coinbase research

USDC stablecoin issuer Circle expects slower growth over Binance’s BUSD conversion

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise amid positive inflation data, despite reports of Russian missile strikes in Poland

FTX hacker becomes 35th largest Ethereum holder

Coinbase officially enters the fray in XRP lawsuit to support Ripple against SEC

Retail crypto sees more new users when Bitcoin prices rise: BIS report

S.Korea summons ex-Terra exec Daniel Shin over US$100M in LUNA gains

Singapore’s central bank partners New York Fed to explore wholesale CBDCs

Tron’s Justin Sun stresses ‘due diligence’ needed before considering FTX bailout

SEC gets more support in XRP lawsuit against Ripple

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether gain in crypto market rebound off slowing U.S. inflation

Bitcoin gains 5% as U.S. inflation slows down in October

Binance likely to back out of FTX deal: report

The fall of FTX “not good for anyone,” CZ says

Binance boosts emergency insurance fund to US$1 billion on market volatility

Markets: Bitcoin hits year low, Ether slumps as Binance rescue of FTX unnerves investors

Seizure, guilty plea in US$3.36 bln stolen Silk Road Bitcoin case

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices fall with most of crypto top 10, Polygon flips Solana

SEC gets more time to file reply briefs in XRP lawsuit against Ripple

Indian crypto exchange WazirX introduces profit, loss function

Bitcoin mining difficulty falls 0.2% in latest adjustment

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether prices pull back after weekend gain on sign U.S. inflation may be easing

Crypto asset manager HashKey gets Singapore’s in-principle license

Goldman Sachs launches crypto explainer, trend tool for institutional clients

Bitcoin, Ether prices rise, Polygon leads top 10 in gains, Doge, Shib retreat

Singapore still aims to be a crypto hub, minus speculative trading

Singapore’s Project Ubin+ to study cross-border FX with CBDCs

Digital wallet Cryptillian seeks to back Ripple against SEC in XRP lawsuit

Binance considers buying banks, bridging gap between crypto, TradFi

Markets: Bitcoin and Ether fall with crypto top 10 as Fed raises rates 75 bps