• CoinDesk is reportedly in the final stages of a $125M deal.
• Apple is developing an internal AI chatbot.
• An American couple accused of laundering stolen Bitfinex funds have agreed to a plea deal.
$125M CoinDesk Deal
CoinDesk, a leading cryptocurrency news platform, may be in the final stages of a $125 million deal. This follows the uncovering of Caroline Ellison’s private writings from the months leading up to Alameda and FTX’s collapse during a legal discovery process.
Apple Developing Internal Chatbot
Apple has announced that it is developing its own AI chatbot as an internal tool for employees. This announcement comes after Societe Generale’s subsidiary received France’s first crypto services license from the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF).
Terraform Labs Appoints New CEO
Terraform Labs has recently appointed Chris Amani as its new CEO, replacing Do Kwon who left earlier this year. The move comes shortly after the company received funding from major investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures.
American Couple Accused Of Laundering Stolen Funds Agree To Plea Deal
An American couple accused of laundering stolen Bitfinex funds have reached an agreement on a plea deal with prosecutors, according to Reuters. Senior Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has ordered that a copy of the plea deal be filed by July 27th with a hearing taking place in court on August 3rd. Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein were arrested in February 2022 and are said to have laundered approximately 100,000 BTC from the 2016 hack on Bitfinex.
This week’s news brings numerous developments in the world of cryptocurrency: from CoinDesk’s potential $125 million deal to Apple’s development of an internal AI chatbot and Terraform Labs‘ appointment of their new CEO, Chris Amani; there is plenty going on within this rapidly changing industry! Additionally, we saw an American couple accused of laundering stolen Bitfinex funds reach a plea agreement with prosecutors which will be heard in court next month.