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FTX bankruptcy filing details, Binance’s crypto industry fund and a U.S. CBDC pilot: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 13-19

FTX bankruptcy filing details, Binance’s crypto industry fund and a U.S. CBDC pilot: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 13-19

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SBF received $1B in personal loans from Alameda: FTX bankruptcy filing

Documentation related to FTX’s bankruptcy proceedings revealed the firm was mismanaged on multiple levels. FTX Group was reportedly composed of multiple companies categorized into four silos. A $1 billion personal loan was reportedly allocated to former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried from one of those silos. The documentation also revealed many other holes and oddities relating to the function of FTX. Several regulators are reportedly looking into FTX, including the Securities Commission of the Bahamas. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a self-regulatory U.S. organization, has also opened a broader investigation into crypto-involved companies in general, evaluating their communications with the retail public.

Binance creates industry recovery fund to help projects struggling with liquidity

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao unveiled his work on a new fund to help the struggling crypto sector — a sector which has been negatively affected by the fall of FTX. Zhao’s new fund looks to help by assisting “strong” crypto industry companies that have liquidity issues, the CEO said in a Nov. 14 tweet. Such companies should reach out to Binance Labs, as well as players looking to add capital to the fund. The fund will not go toward helping FTX, however, as specified by Zhao.

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NY Fed launches 12-week CBDC pilot program with major banks

For the next three months, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Innovation Center will test a simulated central bank digital currency (CBDC) system with the cooperation of multiple banking behemoths. Citigroup, PNC Bank, BNY Mellon, Wells Fargo and others…

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