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Bankruptcies have become commonplace in crypto, and it almost feels like the industry and community have gotten used to it. The latest company to yield to this legal process is crypto lending firm Genesis Global Holdco, LLC. The company announced it had filed for bankruptcy through a statement dated January 19, 2023. In the statement, Genesis Global revealed that it had “filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code” together with two of its lending subsidiaries, Genesis Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. and Genesis Global Capital, LLC.
Bank Frick awards another scholarship for the Blockchain and FinTech certificate programme
Bank Frick congratulates Celine Bittner for receiving the scholarship of CHF 9'800.
The DCG, Genesis, and Grayscale Saga explained
Crypto company Digital Currency Group (DCG) is reportedly under investigation by the SEC and the DoJ’s Eastern District of New York. Interestingly, a spokesperson of the company said they were unaware of the DoJ investigation. The company, which owns trading firm Genesis and crypto wealth management company Grayscale Investments, among other subsidiaries, has been undergoing financial troubles since the collapse of FTX. The issues are tied to the fact that Genesis was an FTX creditor.
Tokenisation: A new way of representing assets
Ever since the dawn of time, human beings have hunted and gathered, collecting the things they discovered and making them their own. This was when the concept of ownable assets first emerged, albeit in rudimentary form. Since then, assets have evolved and become more complex as humans have found more reliable ways to connect assets to people. Today, people enter into legal contracts when transferring assets.
Opening and trading hours over the holidays and 2023
Bank Frick will be closed over the holidays from Saturday, 24 December 2022 to Monday, 26 December 2022 inclusive. The following week, Bank Frick will be closed from Saturday, 31 December 2022 to Monday, 2 January 2023 inclusive. Bank Frick will also be closed on Friday, 6 January 2023.
Mere FUD or Binance in real trouble?
As those affected by the collapse of FTX rejoice over the recent arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the CEO of Binance is currently dealing with fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) targeted at his cryptocurrency exchange. In a tweet, CZ asked the community to ignore the FUD. “FUD helps us grow. [...]. There has hardly been a week going by without some FUD. We learned the ability to ignore them and keep building,” he said.
Will digital asset darling DCG trigger yet another meltdown?
The FTX’s collapse and its consequences continue to unravel. Venture capital company Digital Currency Group (DCG) could be the latest victim following the current mayhem. Based on a letter to investors, the company has disclosed a $2 billion debt, which mostly consists of intercompany loans between it and its subsidiary Genesis Global Capital.
Crypto poster child FTX goes bankrupt
Last week, the digital asset space got shaken to its core, when the world’s second biggest crypto exchange FTX collapsed overnight. After all, this collapse marks the largest meltdown in the crypto world. The exchange, which bailed out several companies in the wake of the Terra Luna and 3AC collapse earlier this year, has fallen apart so fast and hard, that experts expect the ripple effects to continue in the coming months.
So, what exactly happened?
Blockchain: A technology with social impact
Foundational technology is the most effective tool for impacting society at large and solving the challenges it is faced with. One such foundational institutional technology is the blockchain, which entered the picture through the discovery of Bitcoin in 2009 and has since proliferated and emerged in many different forms.
What does blockchain’s social impact look like?
FTX trading platform: All assets at Bank Frick are secure
Die Krypto-Assets unserer Kundinnen und Kunden verwahrt Bank Frick in sogenannten Cold-Storage-Wallets. Diese sind physisch vom Internet getrennt. Wallets und Sicherheitskopien werden georedundant sicher aufbewahrt.
Is Elon Musk owning Twitter bullish for crypto?
Elon Musk’s actions have once again had repercussions for the wider crypto space. This time, Dogecoin rose by more than 70% in 24 hours, driven by the news that Musk had closed a $44 billion deal to take over Twitter. All in all, Musk’s favourite meme currency experienced a 150% surge from October 25-29.
Another day, another few hacks. That’s the current state of crypto
Crypto projects are getting hacked almost every other week and losing millions of dollars. Sadly, users are bearing the brunt of these attacks. On October 12, Solana-based DeFi platform Mango Markets confirmed that the protocol had been attacked by a hacker, who stole funds through an oracle price manipulation. Mango’s price plummeted by more than 40% as a result.