Voyager customers beg New York judge for money back after bankruptcy

Voyager said it has roughly $1.3 billion of crypto on its platform and holds over $350 million in cash on behalf of customers at New York’s Metropolitan Commercial Bank. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images During a five-hour Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearing earlier this month for crypto firm Voyager Digital, a customer named Magnolia was the … Read more

‘Forget the past three years’

Eugene Zhang, founding partner of Silicon Valley VC firm TSVC Spencer Greene, general partner of TSVC Courtesy: TSVC Eugene Zhang, a veteran Silicon Valley investor, recalls the exact moment the market for young startups peaked this year. The firehose of money from venture capital firms, hedge funds and wealthy families pouring into seed-stage companies was … Read more

Ethereum Goerli testnet merge goes live before move to proof-of-stake

Ethereum is the world’s second-biggest cryptocurrency, and it’s giving bitcoin a run for its money. Getty Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value, just ran a final dress rehearsal ahead of a years-awaited upgrade that’s been billed as one of the most important events in the history of crypto. Since its creation almost a decade … Read more

Hackers have stolen $1.4 billion this year using crypto bridges

Mining the Worlds Second-most-valuable Cryptocurrency at Evobits IT SRL An engineer inspects Sapphire Technology Ltd. AMD graphics processing units (GPU) at the Evobits crypto farm in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2021. The world’s second-most-valuable cryptocurrency, Ethereum, rallied 75% this year, outpacing its larger rival Bitcoin. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg via Getty Images Photographer: Akos … Read more

Crypto criminals laundered $540 million using RenBridge, Elliptic says

Dan Kitwood | Getty Images A major way criminals in the crypto world launder money is by sending digital assets across blockchains, bypassing a centralized service that can trace and freeze transactions. They use so-called cross-chain bridges to make it happen, and the dollar amounts are getting large. One particular cross-chain bridge called RenBridge has … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda, Voyager Digital spar in bankruptcy court

Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder and chief executive officer of FTX, in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Lam Yik | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sam Bankman-Fried became a crypto billionaire and one of the most famous players in the industry by building cryptocurrency exchange FTX into a top site used by traders and investors. … Read more

Apple Card growth, vendors blamed for mishaps in Goldman card business

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the Apple Card during a launch event at Apple headquarters on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, California. Noah Berger | AFP | Getty Images When it was unveiled in 2019, Apple touted its new credit card as a game changer with unheard-of levels of simplicity and transparency. Behind the … Read more

Celsius withdraws motion to hire CFO back at $92,000 a month

Celsius on Thursday was sued by former investment manager Jason Stone, as pressure continues to mount on the firm amid a crash in cryptocurrency prices. Stone has alleged, among other things, that Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky (above) was “able to enrich himself considerably.” Piaras Ó Mídheach | Sports File for Web Summit | Getty Images … Read more

27-year-old Bohemian prince raises $300,000 in NFTs to preserve and share castles and ancient artifacts

CNBC’s MacKenzie Sigalos and William Rudolf Lobkowicz in the Family Chapel of the Lobkowicz Palace depicting an early 18th-century altarpiece painting of St. Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czech nation. House of Lobkowicz PRAGUE — It is past midnight on a Friday at the Lobkowicz Palace in the Prague Castle complex. A 27-year-old Czech prince, … Read more

Crypto startup Nomad offers 10% bounty after $190 million hack

Over $2 billion has been stolen from cross-chain bridges so far this year, according to crypto analysis firm Chainalysis Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto via Getty Images Crypto company Nomad said it’s offering hackers a bounty of up to 10% to retrieve user funds after losing nearly $200 million in a devastating security exploit. Nomad pleaded … Read more