In this weekly recap, we cover:

  • Ryan Salame’s guilty plea in the FTX case.
  • Bankman-Fried’s defense team’s fervent release requests.
  • Controversies surrounding FTX’s Super Bowl ad campaign.
  • Robinhood’s $605 million share repurchase from Bankman-Fried.
  • FTX’s potential token dump fears and extravagant expenditures.
  • DOJ freezing former Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky’s assets.
  • Celsius filing a complaint against EquitiesFirst to recover assets.
  • Genesis suing parent company DCG for $600 million.
  • Genesis winding down US spot crypto trading operations.
  • FBI and SEC discussing fraud allegations with Cameron Winklevoss.
  • MakerDAO’s proposal to create a new blockchain using Solana fork.
  • Grayscale urging SEC to reconsider stance on Bitcoin ETF.
  • Ripple Labs’ legal tussle with the SEC.
  • Ark Invest and 21Shares filing for a spot Ether ETF.
  • Coinbase’s Base network experiencing its first major outage.
  • Visa partnering with Solana and USDC for cross-border payments.
  • recovering swiftly after a $40 million security breach.