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SBF extradition pending, Binance.US to acquire Voyager’s assets

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The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Dec. 15 includes SBF being sent back to jail and not extradited following his latest hearing, Binance.US planning to acquire the assets of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager, and more in this CryptoSlate Wrapped Daily.

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Crypto influencer Ben Bitboy Armstrong claimed that SBF was sent back to the Bahamas jail after his latest court hearing, putting an end to extradition rumors.

Media reports earlier in the day claimed that SBF was expected to be extradited back to the U.S. on Dec. 19. However, the hearing seems to have taken a different turn due to a “mysterious event” that occurred over the weekend of Dec. 16, according to Armstrong.

Binance.US will buy assets of bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digitals for $1.022 billion, according to a Dec. 19 press release.

According to the press statement, Voyager said Binance.US’ bid for its assets was the highest and the best offer. The firm added that the bid “sets a clear path forward for Voyager customer funds to be unlocked as soon as possible.”

The press statement revealed that the bankrupt lender’s crypto assets were valued at $1.002 billion, while there was an additional consideration of $20 million for incremental value.

Nigeria lawmaker Babangida Ibrahim said that the country is set to recognize cryptocurrencies as an investment class in its proposed investments and securities amendment bill, local Punch news reports.

The amendment bill passed the second hearing will allow the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to recognize cryptocurrency as capital for investment.

Tthe largest unsecured claim in the FTX bankruptcy case amounts to $36.2 million and none of the top 50 creditors are considered “insiders.”

The total sum allegedly owed to the top 50 creditors is roughly $114 million.

Given the billions of dollars of customer funds allegedly traded between FTX and Alameda, it is unclear as to why the Creditors list comes in so low in comparison. FTX reportedly had over 5 million users at its peak so the top 50 Creditors make up less than 1%.

Biggest Gainers (24h)

  • Voyager Token (VGX): +26.44%
  • BinaryX(BNX): +16.37%
  • Creditcoin (CTC): +13.9%

Biggest Losers (24h)

  • Kaspa (KAS): -11.84%
  • Radicle (RAD): -11.23%
  • FTX Token (FTT): -11.18%

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