South Korea to deploy cryptocurrency tracking system in 2023
    29 Jan 2023

    The “Virtual Currency Tracking System” will be used to monitor transaction history, extract information related to transactions and check the source of funds before and after remittance. The Ministry of Justice in South Korea announced plans to introduce a crypto-tracking system to counter money laundering initiatives and recover funds linked to criminal activities. The “Virtual…

    Sam Bankman-Fried seeks to access FTX funds
    29 Jan 2023

    Sam Bankman-Fried lawyers claim he was not involved in previous unauthorized transactions, and should have access to company assets. Sam Bankman-Fried’s legal team is seeking to remove a bail condition that prevented him from accessing FTX’s funds, according to court filings from Jan. 28. A letter from Bankman-Fried’s lawyer, Mark Cohen, to United States District Court Judge…

    Genesis Capital’s fall might transform crypto lending — not bury it
    29 Jan 2023

    TradFi firms with expertise in risk management may soon “fill the void” left by bankrupt crypto lenders, a Duke finance professor predicts. Is crypto lending dead, or does it just need better execution? That’s a question asked with more urgency in the wake of Genesis Global Capital Jan. 19 bankruptcy filing. That, in turn, followed…

    CZ predicts ‘existential implications’ for anti-crypto traditional finance

    While the reluctance of traditional players is a deterrent to crypto’s adoption in the short term, CZ argues that the decision might backfire over the next two decades. As traditional institutions proactively reduce exposure to cryptocurrencies as a reaction to ecosystem collapses in 2022, Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao believes this move could potentially have…