• Did an inaccurate story claiming Chinese police raided Binance's Shanghai offices really knock $1,000 off the price of bitcoin? (Mussi Katz, via Flickr)
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    EXCLUSIVE: The Block and Binance were working on a deal. Then a fight broke out.

    A lucrative partnership was lost after a cryptocurrency billionaire called a reporting error malice and demanded that journalists act as cheerleaders

    The Block and Binance were working on a potentially lucrative strategic partnership for more than a month, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told Modern Consensus. Then, on Nov. 21, the crypto news and research site published a story claiming that a police raid forced Binance out of its Shanghai offices. Not only was that wrong—at least about the police raid part—it enraged  cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s billionaire CEO, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. He promptly jumped on Twitter, telling his 450,000 followers that The Block’s story was a lie. There was no raid, he said, and Binance hasn’t had a Shanghai office for two years. During the four-day Twitter fight that…

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    Chainalysis: Financial professionals love, fear Bitcoin

    Half of the bankers and financial professionals surveyed believe Bitcoin will beat the S&P 500 in 2020, but compliance concerns are keeping them away

    Financial professionals see a bright future for cryptocurrencies, yet the vast majority say legal and regulatory concerns are causing their clients are keeping their distance, according to a new study.

  • Crypto Capital's Oz Yosef was indicted for bank fraud in the Bitfinex/Tether case (via YouTube).
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    Crypto Capital crony Oz Yosef indicted

    Another shadow banker has been charged in connection with the theft of $880 million from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

    Federal prosecutors have indicted Oz Yosef, a principal of Crypto Capital Corp., on three counts of bank fraud and conspiracy in cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex's $880 million loss.