Bahamas Regulators Seize Crypto Assets from FTX Worth $3.5 Billion for ‘Safekeeping’

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The Securities Commission of the Bahamas claims that it has moved $3.5 billion from FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary, FTX Digital Markets, into its own digital wallets for “safekeeping” while former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried awaits trial in the United States.

CNBC reports that the Securities Commission of the Bahamas recently announced that it has seized $3.5 billion worth of cryptocurrency from failed crypto exchange FTX. In a statement released on Thursday, the watchdog confirmed that it had seized the cryptocurrency from FTX’s Bahamian subsidiary, FTX Digital Markets.

The seized funds were transferred into the Securities Commission of the Bahamas’ own digital wallets “for safekeeping.” The regulatory body previously announced that it has seized an undisclosed amount of digital assets belonging to FTX.

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