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# crypto

This year
Co-founder of collapsed crypto exchange pleads not guilty to fraud
FTX and its sister trading house Alameda Research went bankrupt in November, dissolving a virtual trading business that at one point had been valued by the market at $32 billion.
Last year
SEC charges disgraced crypto tycoon Bankman-Fried with defrauding investors
Bankman-Fried is under criminal investigation by US and Bahamian authorities.
# crypto
Bankrupt crypto firm's founder says he 'didn't ever try to commit fraud'
FTX’s newly installed CEO has lambasted his predecessors in a filing in bankruptcy court.
Posting through it: The deepening absurdity of online billionaire behaviour
No amount of money can stop you from being cringe on the internet, writes Carl Kinsella.
# crypto
US seizes $3.4 billion in bitcoin stolen from dark web marketplace Silk Road
The latest operation marks the Justice Department’s second-largest crypto seizure.
# cryptocurrency
Couple arrested as US seizes $3.6 billion of stolen bitcoin in record haul
The couple face up to 20 years in prison.
# cryptocurrency
Kosovo seizes hundreds of cryptocurrency mining devices
Police “confiscated 272 different anti-miner devices used for the production of Bitcoin”, a statement said.
All time
# rug pull
Over $2m disappears after unofficial 'Squid Game' cryptocurrency plummets in value
The massive withdrawal caused SQUID to become virtually worthless, bearing the signs of a scam nicknamed the “rug pull”.
# Future of finance
Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency
The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.
Facebook's Libra project could be a watershed moment for the blockchain industry
This marks the social media giant’s boldest foray into the financial services industry.
# crypto
This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins
Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.