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Bahamian liquidators say ‘no’ to DOJ FTX examiner

FTX’s Bahamian liquidators are opposing the US Justice Department’s bid for an investigator to probe the crypto exchange’s collapse on the grounds it is overkill and will cost creditors “tens of millions of dollars”.

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FTX’s Bahamas creditors say minimal sums owed

Multiple Bahamian companies identified as FTX creditors yesterday asserted that the purported sums owed to them were minimal to non-existent.

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FTX US chief moves to ratify Bahamas co-operation deal

FTX’s US chief last night moved to ratify the co-operation agreement thrashed out with the crypto exchange’s Bahamian joint provisional liquidators to end two months of bitter public clashes.

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FTX: False statements were made to ‘diminish’ Bahamas

A former FTX senior attorney yesterday alleged that “false statements” were made in legal filings to “diminish” The Bahamas after the crypto exchange was advised this nation should be the main venue for its liquidation.

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Bahamas saves 25% of FTX assets from ‘dumpster fire’

FTX’s implosion was yesterday branded a “dumpster fire” as it was revealed that 25 percent of recovered international digital assets are in the Bahamian Securities Commission’s safekeeping.

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FTX’s Bahamian liquidators to to control $46m Tether assets

FTX’s Bahamian provisional liquidators have gained control of $46m in Tether stablecoins as part of their “co-operation” deal with the crypto exchange’s US chief that creates a “path forward” to resolve all remaining disputes.

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FTX Trading Limited agrees on 'mutual cooperation' terms

FTX Trading Limited has agreed on terms for “mutual cooperation” on the chapter 11 in the US and the provisional liquidation in The Bahamas.

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FTX claim over $300m in assets

THE new ownership of FTX has accused the joint provisional liquidators (JPL) in The Bahamas of conspiring with the Securities Commission of The Bahamas (SCB) in hiding $300m in assets during the liquidation process.

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Commission denies claims by FTX’s chief executive

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas has denied allegations of directing the failed crypto-exchange FTX to mint $300m tokens prior to its collapse.

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FTX’S $3.5BN HELD ‘FOR SAFEKEEPING’: Value of assets controlled by Securities Commission is confirmed in statement

MORE than $3.5bn worth of digital assets from FTX Digital Markets have been transferred to digital wallets that are now under the control of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas “for safekeeping”, it was revealed last night.

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FTX lawyers apply for creditors stay

FTX’s Chapter 11 lawyers applied for a motion for the enforcement of an automatic stay from creditors in FTX proceedings due to shuffling of funds days prior to the chapter 11 filing, new court filings state.

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‘Learn from FTX collapse’

THE collapse of FTX serves as a crucial learning lesson and an opportunity to fight for the reputation of the country, according to representatives of the Organization for Responsible Governance.

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‘FTX BAHAMAS CHIEF CONFESSED TO FRAUD’: Securities Commission director says admission led to liquidation move

The head of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary sparked an “urgent” police probe into possible criminal misconduct when he confessed to local regulators about the misuse of multi-billion dollar client funds.

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SBF deal with Deltec chief’s US bank ‘highly irregular’

FTX’s new US chief yesterday confirmed he is probing a “highly irregular” transaction with Bahamas links where Sam Bankman-Fried’s hedge fund paid an “off the charts” sum to buy into a small American bank.

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Bahamas battles for control over $256m FTX properties

A major legal battle was brewing last night for control of $256.3m worth of Bahamian real estate assets as FTX’s local liquidators sought to extract them from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US.

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FTX LIQUIDATOR IS FROZEN OUT: Access to company records blocked – and documents could be lost forever

The joint provisional liquidators for FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary have revealed a month-long block on access to the company’s records is “frustrating” their efforts to secure and protect assets.

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Bahamian bank, chair under US senate scrutiny on FTX

A Bahamian bank and trust company, and its chairman, are coming under increasing scrutiny by US senators over their links to FTX and other entities owned by the collapsed crypto currency exchange’s founder, Sam Bankman-Fried.

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FTX payout probe urged as US trustee intervenes

FTX’s Bahamian provisional liquidators were yesterday urged to “thoroughly investigate” any payouts to local investors that violated the Supreme Court asset freeze as the US Justice Department moved to intervene in Delaware.

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PM: Authorities quiz FTX founder

PRIME Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis said yesterday he was informed that embattled former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been interviewed by local authorities as investigations continue into the collapse of the crypto giant.

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Liquidators to go after FTX Bahamas payouts

The joint provisional liquidators for FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary are “guaranteed” to go after any payouts to local investors if they violated the Supreme Court freeze imposed as the crypto exchange imploded, it was revealed yesterday.

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FTX’s Bahamas properties caught in Chapter 11’s net

FTX’s Bahamian real estate purchases - which could be worth a collective $300m - were made through a company currently covered by US Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings rather than the Bahamian provisional liquidators.

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BAHAMAS REBUTS FTX ACCESS CLAIMS: Securities Commission given lawful permission to transfer assets to ‘a safer space’

The Securities Commission last night debunked accusations the Government “directed unauthorised access” to FTX’s systems, and aided the withdrawal of digital assets, in violation of Bahamian and US court orders.

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‘Minimal exposure’: Central Bank demands FTX report

Bahamian bankers yesterday predicted the industry has minimal exposure to FTX after regulators demanded the sector disclose all business dealings with the collapsed crypto currency exchange.

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FTX implosion threatens perfect ‘40 of 40’ in financial crime fight

The Bahamas’ bid to achieve full compliance with all global anti-financial crime standards before year-end may have been endangered by the implosion of the FTX crypto currency exchange, it can be revealed.

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Fears FTX freeze order was violated

Fears were raised yesterday that the Supreme Court order freezing all assets of FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary was violated when some of the collapsed crypto currency exchange’s clients withdrew their monies late last week.

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Regulator ‘freezes’ FTX and sends in liquidator

Regulators yesterday moved to protect clients of The Bahamas’ flagship crypto currency investor by “freezing” its assets, and seizing control of the company, amid reports it acquired $74m in local real estate this year alone.

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Bahamian regulator probing FTX woes

The Securities Commission was yesterday investigating the crisis that has left The Bahamas’ flagship digital assets investor on the brink of collapse after a rival crypto currency exchange walked away from a rescue deal.

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‘FTX forced sale will not undermine’ nation plans

The seemingly-forced sale of The Bahamas’ flagship digital assets investor will not undermine the country’s ambitions to become a major “hub” in this space, a prominent banker argued yesterday.

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