Exchange Invest 2602: $8.9 bln FTX Shortfall
So after the property exposés, the billion dollar loans, the PJs on demand, the Nassau executive car fleet, at least one incredible Daiquiri bill and of course a serious operation aimed at buying the US government…
Exchange Invest 2591: Zelensky Sanctions MOEX
Now Gazza G spent the weekend stuck on Third Base with his crypto crackdown but is the home run coming this week or next?
Exchange Invest 2581: Euroclear’s Record Year
SBF did however have a setback with no relaxation of his bail contract provisions: U.S. Judge Rejects Bail Proposal For FTX Founder Bankman-Fried (Reuters)
Exchange Invest 2579: HKEX Make Hay In KSA
One of the more fabulously ludicrous moves by some of the political classes was to ‘regift’ SBF’s astounding political influence purchase - sorry that ought to read campaign contributions - which if nothing else demonstrated a phenomenal cluelessness amongst said elected reps.
Exchange Invest 2564: FTX Lazarus?
Can FTX really rise from the dead? Meanwhile Binance is named as a major counterparty to the decapitated by DOJ exchange Bitzlato and lots of legacy exchange news as ICE seeks to revolutionize energy trade paperwork.
Exchange Invest 2562: IBKR Interest Rises
f FTX US was not actually ‘whole’ - how on earth did allegedly ‘grown up’ management not realize? Once again the unrepentant CFTC Chairman looks, at best, foolish.
Exchange Invest 2558: FCA Says No To LME?
…Perhaps the only interesting point is that SBF not only feels wronged by CZ and John J Ray III but also Sullivan & Cromwell - which leaves him and 4 Senators (EI 2557) on the same side regarding the latter law firm albeit from different perspectives.
Exchange Invest 2538: NSE Seeks Longer Trading Hours
Crypto cum DLT confidence is seeping away, thanks to FTX’s collapse, worries about Binance and the failure of ASX to install Digital Asset software to upgrade CHESS.
Exchange Invest 2533: SBF’s Brazen Brazillian?
Inmate 14372 is perilously likely to spend Christmas and New Year in the Bahamas’ rather less than 5 star condo penthouse class formerly branded as “His Majesty's Prison Fox Hill.”
Exchange Invest 2532: Bad Day for Inmate 14372
Arresting SBF on the eve of his testimony to Maxine Waters’ Committee was either a work of genius (ridding SBF of a major stage) or dumb (ridding SBF of a chance to incriminate himself under oath) or a total conspiracy to cover up his crimes...
Exchange Invest 2531: Cloud Pro Quo LSEG MS
SBF’s Mom clearly didn’t realise she could star in her own morality play and get well ahead of the effective altruism curve.
Exchange Invest 2512: Bahamas Flex On FTX
Just as FTX weren’t doing their paperwork and introduced an emoji GUI to expenses payment while it seems carelessly forgetting to actually introduce stuff like accounting, or governance…
Exchange Invest 2510: Fundamentally Tarnished Exchange
After all the shenanigans surrounding the strictly Hindu vegetarian Chitra Ramkrishna and her NSE cabal, I think the one positive to be discerned from the SBF/FTX farago is further proof that indeed plant based diets can deliver a lot of energy.
Exchange Invest 2506: Lawyers Circling FTX
till can't help but feel he didn't mean it to happen that way but $26 billion to zero in a matter of months, $16 bln to zero in a week outpaced the worst options time decay I can recall too.