The Wall Street Journal said that the U.S. Justice Department is looking into the FTX situation.
The SEC and CFTC are also looking into investments made by FTX customers. Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, insisted that the company is doing great despite the impending problems.
The exchange’s actions amid the ongoing debate have drawn criticism from many crypto communities. According to an emerging story from the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into the disaster that has befallen FTX US. The following reports suggested that the company has liquidity problems. Additionally, there have been complaints against FTX about manipulating investors’ cash. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are now investigating the management of FTX customers’ investments.
Will FTX Crash?
State regulators have examined whether FTX provided derivatives to clients in the U.S. via FTX or FTX.US. Notably, FTX.US is their subsidiary bitcoin exchange in the United States and is authorized by federal regulators. According to reports, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried informed investors on Wednesday that the cryptocurrency exchange needs $8 billion to stay afloat and escape bankruptcy. This was revealed shortly after Binance canceled the FTX acquisition agreement.
The FTX CEO had earlier argued that the company and the assets it was in charge of were both fine despite the impending problems. The business got into a non-binding agreement with Binance for a potential takeover. Thus the situation appeared precarious. The crypto community has responded to the recent crisis regarding FTX, with the majority denouncing the exchange’s business practices. Many of these responses draw attention to FTX’s present issue, which is demoralizing investors.
Mayne, a Twitter user, expressed regret about giving FTX access to their money. The choice was the user’s “greatest single loss ever by far,” according to them.