Bitcoin billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried bails out embattled crypto firms BlockFi and Voyager

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Bitcoin billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried bails out embattled crypto firms BlockFi and Voyager

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Bankman-Fried has emerged as something of a savior for the $900 billion crypto market as it faces a deepening liquidity crunch.

Meanwhile, a report from The Block said earlier this month that BlockFi was in talks to raise a down round valuing the firm at $1 billion, down from $3 billion last year.

His actions highlight how a lack of regulation for the crypto industry means that firms can't turn to the federal government for a bailout when things turn south — a sharp contrast with the banking industry in 2008.

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