Exchange Fears Roil Crypto Following SBF’s Arrest

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On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at how the FTX bankruptcy is proceeding following the arrest of disgraced founder Sam Bankman-Fried, as well as the concerns surrounding Binance that have been present all week.

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