• BlockFi CEO neglected warnings about FTX prior to its collapse, according to court documents.
• Mysterious self-proclaimed Binance stakeholder “Eeon” is seeking to intervene in SEC’s suit against the exchange.
• Binance has reportedly laid off 1,000 or more employees in recent weeks; may slash workforce by up to 30%.
BlockFi CEO Neglected Warnings
Court documents have revealed that BlockFi CEO Gary Schwartz neglected warnings about FTX prior to its collapse. According to the documents, Schwartz failed to take appropriate action when warned about the risks associated with investing in FTX. This led to a significant financial loss for investors who had put their money into the platform.
Mysterious Self-Proclaimed Binance Stakeholder
A mysterious individual identifying themselves only as „Eeon“ has filed a motion to intervene in the SEC’s lawsuit against Binance. Eeon and affected customers have asserted a claim on assets frozen on Binance.US and believe they should be entitled to them due to being stake holders, investors, and owners of cryptocurrency held by Binance and its subsidiaries.
Binance has quietly laid off 1,000 or more employees in recent weeks and may potentially cut its workforce by up to 30%, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The layoffs are part of an effort by the company’s executives to reduce costs and make it more efficient as competition heats up in the crypto space.
Alex Mashinsky Out on $40M Bail
Alex Mashinsky is out on $40 million bail after being charged with fraud related offenses earlier this year. He has denied all charges ‘vehemently’ but remains under investigation pending trial proceedings, which are expected later this year.
Larry Fink Unpacks BlackRock’s Approach To Crypto
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently discussed his firm’s approach towards cryptocurrency investments during an interview with CNBC’s Squawkbox program. He stated that BlackRock views crypto investments as having great potential that could “transcend any one currency” due its decentralized nature and lack of government control or manipulation.