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Bank of Canada hikes rates, becomes first major central bank to signal pause

OTTAWA, Jan 25 (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada on Wednesday hiked its key interest rate to 4.5%, the highest level in 15 years, and became the first major central bank fighting global inflation to say it would likely hold off on further increases for now. The 25-base-point rise matched analysts’ expectations. The bank has …

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Exclusive: Binance $346 mln for seized crypto exchange Bitzlato, data show

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed almost $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by US authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering engine,” blockchain data seen by Reuters show. The Justice Department on Jan. 18 said it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder and majority …

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Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors have seized nearly $700 million in assets from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in January, largely in the form of Robinhood stock, according to a Friday court filing. BankmanFried, who has been accused- dollars of stealing billions from FTX customers to pay debts incurred by his cryptofocused hedge fund, has …

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Car drove into barricade outside Bankman-Fried’s home, lawyers say

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) – A car drove into a metal barricade outside Sam Bankman-Fried’s home in California, his lawyers said on Thursday, in a recent incident they said underscores the security risks faced by the FTX founder and those ensuring his return to court. In a filing in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for …

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Fed to deliver two 25-basis-point hikes in Q1, followed by long pause

BENGALURU, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The US Federal Reserve will end its tightening cycle after a 25-basis-point hike at each of its next two policy meetings and then likely hold interest rates steady for at least the rest of the year, according to most economists in a Reuters poll. Fed officials broadly agree the US …

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Crypto lending unit of Genesis files for US bankruptcy

Jan 20 (Reuters) – The lending unit of crypto firm Genesis filed on Thursday for US bankruptcy protection from creditors, toppled by a market rout along with the likes of exchange FTX and lender BlockFi. Genesis Global Capital, one of the largest crypto lenders, froze customer redemptions on Nov. 16 after FTX stunned the financial …

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Crypto lender Genesis preparing to file for bankruptcy – Bloomberg News

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender Genesis Global Capital is planning to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the situation. A bankruptcy filing has been expected for weeks, after the company froze customer redemptions on Nov. 16 following the downfall of major cryptocurrency …

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