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Aidan Ryan

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Aidan Ryan is a reporter for The Information, covering crypto. He previously was an intern for The Information and covered politics for the Boston Globe. Aidan graduated from Harvard College in 2021 with a degree in social studies. Originally from New Hampshire, he lives in Brooklyn and can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @aidanfitzryan.

BlockFi CEO Denies Reports of $25 Million Acquisition by FTX

June 30, 2022 · 12:32 PM PDT
BlockFi was previously valued at $4.75 billion.
Three Arrows Capital Co-Founder and CEO Zhu Su. Photo: Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan

Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Capital Ordered to Liquidate

June 29, 2022 · 8:20 AM PDT
Consulting and advisory firm Teneo is handling the insolvency.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Photo: Bloomberg

FTX Exploring Acquisition of Robinhood

June 27, 2022 · 1:18 PM PDT
Any potential takeover deal would have to be approved by the Robinhood co-founders, who control over 50% of the company’s voting rights.

Congressional Report Says Robinhood Understated Liquidity Problems During Meme Stock Craze

June 24, 2022 · 3:05 PM PDT
During the height of the meme stock craze, Robinhood halted some transactions and later raised $3.4 billion from investors for emergency funding.
FalconX Chief of Staff Austin Reid. Photo: FalconX. Art by Mike Sullivan

FalconX Valued at $8 Billion After Raising Series D Round

June 22, 2022 · 9:32 AM PDT
FalconX is one of a handful of crypto companies that have been able to raise money amid a crypto market downturn.

BlockFi Receives $250 Million Bailout From FTX

June 21, 2022 · 11:46 AM PDT
BlockFi has been under financial pressures in recent weeks, laying off 20% of its employees earlier this month.

Crypto Asset Manager Babel Finance Pauses Withdrawals

June 17, 2022 · 7:10 AM PDT
Babel’s announcement comes amid falling crypto prices and financial pressures on several crypto companies.
Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky. Photo by Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan.

Three Arrows Capital Founder Tweets Vague Message Amid Liquidation Rumors

June 15, 2022 · 7:50 AM PDT
Founded in 2012, the hedge fund is reported to have $10 billion under management, according to Bloomberg.

Coinbase to Lay Off 18% of Employees

June 14, 2022 · 6:17 AM PDT
Coinbase joins several crypto companies that have announced layoffs in recent weeks including crypto lending startup BlockFi and crypto exchanges Gemini and Crypto.com.

BlockFi Laying Off 20% of Staff

June 13, 2022 · 9:48 AM PDT
BlockFi is far from the only company that has been forced to slash staff amid a dramatic crypto market rout.
Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz. Photo: Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan.

PayPal Launches Crypto Transfers for Bitcoin, Ethereum

June 7, 2022 · 10:44 AM PDT
PayPal joins a growing number of fintechs in broadening their crypto payments offerings.

Coinbase to Extend Hiring Freeze, Rescind Many Recent Offers

June 2, 2022 · 3:14 PM PDT
The decisions mark a significant about-face for the crypto exchange, which had originally planned on hiring 6,000 employees in 2022.

Ex-OpenSea Employee Charged with Insider Trading

June 1, 2022 · 12:16 PM PDT
Chastain was charged with one count each of wire fraud and money laundering, both of which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Ken Li, executive director of investments and M&A at Binance. Photo: Binance