Car Crashes Into Bankman-Fried’s House, Crypto Becomes Women’s 2nd Most Owned Asset

1. A car recently crashed into Sam Bankman-Fried’s house barricade in California, USA.
2. Ransomware payments fell 40% in 2022.
3. Crypto became the second most widely owned asset class for women.

Recently, a car crashed into the metal barricade outside the home of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in California, USA, where he is serving out his house arrest. According to his lawyers, three men exited the car and told the security guard: „You won’t be able to keep us out.“ This news was reported by the New York Post.

In addition, a report by blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis revealed that ransomware payments have fallen by 40% in 2022. It is believed that this drastic dropoff in payments is due to victim organizations increasingly refusing to pay ransomware attackers.

Finally, an eToro report revealed that crypto has become the second most widely owned asset class for women, suggesting that it is succeeding where traditional financial markets have sometimes failed in bringing more women to the table. The report showed that female ownership of crypto rose from 29% in Q3 to 34% in Q4 2022, whilst men saw only a 1 percentage point rise from 42% to 43%.

Global offshore law firm Harneys acted as Cayman Islands counsel to HashKey Capital, a global asset manager specialising in blockchain and crypto, on the US$50 million Series B fundraising. This funding was led by Bitmain, followed by GSR, and also included new investors such as Eight Roads and Walden International. HashKey Capital will use this investment to further develop its platform and services, as well as expand its reach and operations.