May 2024 Crypto Industry Updates

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  • Zhao Changpeng, the founder of cryptocurrency giant Binance, receives four months in prison
    • Zhao pleaded guilty last year to violating money-laundering laws after criminals were allowed to use the exchange with no repercussions.
  • FTX Offers Billions of Dollars in Compensation
    • FTX, once a major cryptocurrency exchange, collapsed in November 2022 due to financial mismanagement which caused many of its customers to lose funds.
    • The exchange estimates that it owns around $11.2 billion to its creditors and plans to distribute between $14.5 and $16.3 billion
  • SEC approved several Spot Ethereum ETF [23 May 2024]
    • SEC approved filings from 8 companies: VanEck, BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, Franklin Templeton, ARK 21Shares, Invesco Galaxy, and Bitwise
    • The ETF allows for direct exposure to Ethereum without the need to personally purchase or store the cryptocurrency. It’s structured similarly to traditional ETFs, making it a seamless and secure way to invest through regulated channels.

Started investing in crypto towards the end of 2020.