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INX battling Binance for assets of bankrupt Voyager Digital

30.11.22|CTech
The Israeli-founded crypto platform is vying for the assets of the lending platform after bidding reopened following the collapse of FTX
סם בנקמן-פרייד סם בנקמן פרייד מייסד בורסת הקריפטו FTX שקרסה

How did some of the world’s largest VCs miss all the warning signs and invest in FTX

22.11.22|Viki Auslender
The promise of easy and fast money attracted the likes of SoftBank, Sequoia, and Tiger Global to FTX and SBF, but they are all now paying the price for investing huge amounts in risky companies that engaged in scandalous leveraged trading
צלזיוס מימין אלכס משינסקי  ו דניאל לאון

Celsius co-founders cashed out over $42 million shortly before collapse

06.10.22|CTech
Former CEO Alex Mashinsky, former CSO Daniel Leon, and CTO Nuke Goldstein withdrew the funds shortly before the crypto lender suspended withdrawals and filed for bankruptcy
אלכס משינסקי מנכ"ל חברת הקריפטו צלזיוס

CEO of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius steps down

28.09.22|Reuters
"I regret that my continued role as CEO has become an increasing distraction, and I am very sorry about the difficult financial circumstances members of our community are facing," Alex Mashinsky said in a statement
מייסדי פיירבלוקס Fireblocks מימין עידן עפרת מיכאל שאולוב פבל ברנגולץ

Fireblocks hits $100 million in annual revenue despite crypto downturn

12.09.22|CTech
This achievement places Fireblocks among a rare subset of SaaS unicorns — including Slack and Twilio — that have reached this coveted valuation milestone in less than five years
מוסף שבועי 4.8.22 ג'יימס האוולס

How to find 8,000 bitcoins buried under 110,000 tons of garbage

04.08.22|Roni Dori
In the depths of a landfill in Wales rests a hard drive with bitcoins currently worth around $185 million. James Howells, the man who accidentally threw the drive in the trash nine years ago, explains his crazy plan to locate, extract and restore the lost coins
טל וויזר פינסטרה

How banks, regulation, and the business world are addressing the current crypto crisis

23.06.22|Tal Weiser
“The crisis is an opportunity to examine fundamental issues in the market, resolve regulatory issues and instill confidence among all stakeholders,” writes Tal Weiser, Managing Director Sales, Global Services International Payments at Finastra
Sasan Goodarzi - Intuit

Bitcoin is crashing - but don’t rule out crypto just yet, says Intuit

16.06.22|James Spiro
Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi joined CTech during a visit to Israel to discuss blockchain technology in the fintech space
אלכס משינסקי מנכ"ל צלזיוס

Zero degrees Celsius: What will happen to the assets frozen by the collapsing crypto platform?

13.06.22|Viki Auslender
The Israeli-American crypto company has frozen the assets of its 1.7 million users. How did this happen, is the company exposed to lawsuits, and what are the implications for the entire digital asset market?
מייסדי צלזיוס מימין אלכס משינסקי  ו דניאל לאון

Crypto firm Celsius pauses all transfers, withdrawals as markets tumble

13.06.22|Reuters
The American-Israeli cryptocurrency lending firm said it was taking “this necessary action... in order to stabilize liquidity and operations while we take steps to preserve and protect assets"
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Bank Leumi to enable trading in cryptocurrencies through Pepper app

27.03.22|Almog Azar
Pepper has reached an agreement with Paxos that will enable the buying, holding and selling of cryptocurrencies
דניאל פרינץ עידן עפרת גיא הדר רן גולדי

Fireblocks acquiring crypto payment platform First Digital for $100 million

16.02.22|Meir Orbach
The purchase of fellow Israeli company First will see Fireblocks expand its existing payments capabilities by allowing payment service providers (PSPs) and acquirers to accept payments and make payouts in digital currencies
אסתר פרימן ביטקוין חדש

Bank refuses to deposit pensioner's massive Bitcoin savings

25.11.21|Lital Dobrovitsky
69-year-old Esther Freeman invested around $3,000 in Bitcoin eight years ago, but Israel's Bank Hapoalim is unwilling to accept her 100x profits, claiming there is a "risk of money laundering and terror financing" as she made her initial purchase in cash
סייבר נוזקות ביטקוין קריפטו

Are smart contracts actual contracts?

21.11.21|Dov Greenbaum
“Maybe, smart contracts can promote a new theory of contracts that would encompass not only smart contracts, but other contracts as well,” writes Dov Greenbaum
מיכאל שאולוב מנכ"ל פיירבלוקס Fireblocks

Fireblocks opens new Swiss office to expand European operations

14.09.21|CTech
Founding member of Bitcoin Suisse and former Morgan Stanley vice president will co-lead company’s Swiss office as part of expansion to German-speaking countries
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Investment firm launches Bitcoin-backed bonds on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange despite regulatory warnings

12.08.21|CTech
The Silver Castle Investment House is the first firm to list Bitcoin-linked bonds on TASE UP, making such investments available to qualified and institutional investors
מייסדי פיירבלוקס Fireblocks מימין עידן עפרת מיכאל שאולוב פבל ברנגולץ

Fireblocks raises $310 million at $2 billion valuation

27.07.21|Meir Orbach
"We want to show everybody that we have a lot of money. The institutions with which we work like to cooperate with organizations that have a lot of money," said Fireblocks CEO Michael Shaulov