Silvergate Bank Hit With Fraud Probe Over FTX-Alameda Relationship

Crypto bank Silvergate is being investigated by the US Justice Department’s fraud unit for its dealings with FTX and its sister trading arm, Alameda Research.  The investigation is reviewing accounts tied up with both businesses, which have been widely accused of engaging in a multi-billion dollar fraud using FTX customer funds.  What Happened at Silvergate? As reported by Bloomberg on Thursday, the La Jolla, California-based bank hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing, and investigations could end without any charges being…

Leaked Documents: BlockFi Has $1.2 Billion of Exposure to FTX and Alameda

Crypto lending giant BlockFi had exposure exceeding $1.2 billion to Sam Bankman-Fried’s collapsed FTX-Alameda empire. The figure exceeds the size of BlockFi’s previously stated exposure and amounts to nearly half of the company’s assets.  BlockFi’s Massive Exposure As reported by CNBC, documents detailing BlockFi’s exposure were meant to be redacted but were mistakenly published without the redactions on Tuesday.  The unredacted filing showed BlockFi held $415.9 million of assets linked to FTX, alongside $831.3 million in loans to Alameda, as…

3 Ways DeFi Can Recover After Alameda and FTX Bankruptcy Shock

In early November, Alameda Research became insolvent. FTX tried to bail it out but faced a liquidity crisis that shortly led to its bankruptcy and marked the start of a cataclysmic meltdown in the cryptocurrency market. Here’s a brief aftermath of it in numbers: $223 billion was lost in the market cap for the entire crypto market in less than 5 hours. $15 billion was lost in total value locked (TVL) in DeFi protocols. $4,700 drop in value for Bitcoin in a…