Cryptocurrency

Bankrupt crypto lending platform 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 | Sportsfile for Web Summit | Getty Images Embattled …

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Hacked crypto startup Nomad offers a 10% bounty for return of funds after $190 million attack

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 …

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New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes and hundreds of billions of dollars made and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered Capitol Hill with proposals on how to regulate the industry. The latest bipartisan proposal came Wednesday …

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Ongoing solana attack targets thousands of crypto wallets, costing users more than $5 million so far

The logo of cryptocurrency platform Solana. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via | Getty Images Nearly 8,000 digital wallets have been drained of just over $5.2 million in digital coins including solana’s sol token and USD Coin (USDC), according to blockchain analytics firm Elliptic. The Twitter account Solana Status confirmed the attack, noting that as of …

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Robinhood Crypto Fined $30 Million by New York Regulator, Cuts 23% of Its Workforce

Photo: Oliver Douliery (Getty Images) Robinhood, the self-proclaimed ‘Democratized Finance’ app accused of misleading and ripping off retail investors will have to cough up another $30 million to appease regulators. That raises the company’s overall regulatory penalty and settlement tab well above $100 million. In a filing Tuesday, the New York State Department of Financial …

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Microstrategy CEO Saylor moves to chairman role, focusing on strategy and bitcoin

MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor is leaving his role as CEO to become Executive Chairman of the company, according to a statement released by the company on Tuesday afternoon. The company’s president, Phong Le, will take the reins from Saylor. Saylor has been in the role of chief executive since launching the company in 1989. MicroStrategy went …

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Hackers drain nearly $200 million from crypto startup in ‘free-for-all’ attack

Billions of dollars of value have been wiped off the cryptocurrency market in recent months. Companies in the industry are feeling the pain. Lending and trading firms are facing a liquidity crisis and many firms have announced layoffs. Yu Chun Christopher Wong | S3studio | Getty Images Hackers drained almost $200 million in cryptocurrency from …

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