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Top Conversations on Crypto Twitter Last Week: The FTX Fiasco continues

Top Conversations on Crypto Twitter Last Week: The FTX Fiasco continues

In a brand new series, we at CoinDCX want to keep you abreast of everything that has been happening on Twitter, crypto and everything in between. This past week has been in a whirlwind of activity – terms like proof of reserve and liquidity being thrown around a lot more than usual. 11th of November saw the final nail on the coffin of the previously third largest crypto exchange, FTX exchange – as it filed for Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy protection in the United States.

The sentiment of the overall crypto twitter has been on the bearish side, primarily led by the FUD around the FTX collapse. The whole discourse on crypto Twitter was primarily led by firms disclosing their exposure to the fallen FTX exchange and its tokens, FTT. However, in the Indian perspective – things have begun to look to the brighter side. Read on to know more!

Monday – 14 November

In related notes, Binance, which in some circles, was being accused of shorting the FTT crypto for market gains to rout the third largest crypto exchange in the world – was vehemently denied by CZ himself.

Soon after filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States – several pictures of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s $40 million penthouse in the Bahamas were circulated after being allegedly put on sale.

Somehow, the founder of the FTX crypto exchange also took to Twitter to post cryptic mono-alphabetic tweets, that became quite the conversation starter, on and off Twitter too.

But then we found out he was actually trying to dramatically talk about his failed exchange and how he wanted to do right by the customers who trusted his exchange and put their funds in it.

Moving on from the SBF drama, we saw the unveiling of the metaverse version of the newly launched Bengaluru airport in India, called ‘Metaport’ after the recent inauguration of Terminal 2 of the Bengaluru Airport. This became the world’s first metaverse powered by Polygon, Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Intel.

Not to mention, CRED’s founder Kunal Shah’s twitter poll revealed India’s sentiment about crypto.


Tuesday – 15 November

FTX’s SBF also became quite popular for the number of tweets he has gone on to delete amid the FTX collapse fiasco. Turns out, another account has been tracking his tweets and archiving them.

Even Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, weighed in on the whole FTX fiasco.

The FTX collapse is a curse that goes on giving. After the debt riddled exchange filed for chapter 11 of bankruptcy protection in the United States, reports came out suggesting that BlockFi, one of the larger players in the space, is on the verge of insolvency due to exposure in FTT tokens and could be filing for bankruptcy too.

Wednesday – 16 November

Amid the ongoing anger against centralized exchanges in the crypto world – Ethereum co-founder also had his two cents to share regarding the ongoing fear, uncertainty and doubt. Take a look:

Read more: Vitalik Buterin learnings from FTX Collapse

Thursday – 17 November

On the 17th of November, the new FTX CEO John J Ray released a 30-page affidavit which revealed that FTX as a company itself didn’t know how much cash it had at hand or even how many people it employed. Ray, who is a veteran in the business having led the scandal riddled Enron through its bankruptcy proceedings even said that he had never seen anything like this in his entire career.

Additional read: What is Proof of Reserve?

Amid the conversations around the proof of reserve and the controversy around the crypto withdrawal and deposits – some Twitter users have come out to support CoinDCX’s decision to halt withdrawals amid regulatory uncertainty in the country.

Friday – 18 November

Amid the rising scrutiny – Elon Musk again took center stage on Twitter – calling out US authorities for not looking into the FTX fiasco but rather asking FTC to investigate Twitter. This came after the mass layoffs at Twitter post its takeover – a group of Democratic senators on Thursday called for an investigation into possible violations of consumer protection laws or its data-security commitments.

Along the same lines, 18th November was the first day of the FTX investigation and Twitter witnessed something very interesting happening in the room.

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Saturday – 19 November

Sumit Gupta, CEO and co-founder at CoinDCX announced that the company is working with Nansen AI, a very popular crypto, NFT and DeFi analytics platform to publish our proof of reserves.

Additional read: Top Questions around the FTX Collapse & Proof of Reserves addressed by Sumit Gupta

This move by the CEO of CoinDCX, Sumit Gupta – has been wholeheartedly supported by the overall Indian crypto community. Take a look at a few of these tweets:

Sunday – 20 November

As bankruptcy investigations go underway against the FTX crypto exchange – the company has shared a press release regarding the strategic review of its global assets. This is part of the filing, along with 101 of the 130 affiliated companies of FTX – this strategic review of global assets has been announced. This effort is being undertaken to maximize recoverable value for stakeholders.

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