January 12, 2023, 11:55 PM

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Sarah Wynn / The Block:
The SEC charges Genesis and Gemini with offering and selling unregistered securities to retail investors via a crypto lending program promising to pay interest  —  - The SEC charged both Gemini and Genesis with unregistered offering and sale of securities to retail investors, some of who were in the U.S.
Nikou Asgari / Financial Times:
Sources: crypto broker Genesis owes creditors over $3B, leading DCG to explore selling parts of its venture capital holdings, estimated at ~$500M, to raise cash  —  Barry Silbert's conglomerate weighs offloading venture assets to help wholly owned digital asset lender
Lucinda Shen / Axios:
Sam Bankman-Fried publishes a Substack post offering his account of how FTX collapsed, sticking to his claims of innocence even after ex-executives pled guilty  —  Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried on Thursday published his account of how the crypto company collapsed.
More: SBF's Substack, The Block, Decrypt, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Cointelegraph, Bitbanter, Wccftech, CoinDesk, Mashable, Engadget, and CryptoSlate
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Gareth Corfield / Telegraph:
Sources: a Russia-linked LockBit ransomware gang infected the UK's Royal Mail customs label printers, forcing the postal service to stop overseas deliveries  —  Lockbit's ransomware scrambled software on machines used to send international post  —  A Russia-linked ransomware gang was behind …
Tony Stubblebine / The Official Medium Blog:
Medium launches a Mastodon instance on, promising members a service with reliable moderation, smoother onboarding, an interesting local feed, and more  —  The fediverse is a breath of fresh air for writers and social media  —  Today, Medium is launching a Mastodon instance at …
Sources: Google and Nvidia told the FTC that the Activision Blizzard deal could give Microsoft an unfair advantage in cloud, subscription, and mobile gaming  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Nvidia Corp. have expressed concerns to the Federal Trade Commission about Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
SEC filing: Apple plans to cut Tim Cook's compensation by 40%+ to $49M in 2023, citing investor guidance and a request from Cook, who was paid $99.4M in 2022  —  Apple Inc. is cutting Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook's compensation by more than 40% to $49 million in 2023 …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Anthony Capaccio / Bloomberg:
Congress rejects the US Army's request for $400M to buy as many as 6,900 Microsoft HoloLens goggles this fiscal year but approves $40M to develop a new model  —  Microsoft Corp. won't be getting more orders for its combat goggles anytime soon after Congress rejected the US Army's request …
Bulgarian police raided London-based crypto lender Nexo's office in Sofia on January 12, seeking information on suspected money laundering and tax crimes  —  Crypto lender Nexo's office in Sofia was raided by Bulgarian police on Thursday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering and tax crimes.
The Guardian:
Meta sues to ban Voyager Labs from using Facebook and Instagram, alleging the investigative software startup created 38K+ accounts to scrape 600K+ users' data  —  The social media giant launched an investigation into Voyager's use of fake accounts after a Guardian investigation
Sources: Tiger Global struggles to raise its latest fund after investors learned it secretly paid a senior female employee $10M to settle bullying allegations  —  Tiger Global, the $60 billion firm that's a major tech investor, has been struggling to raise its latest venture fund since investors learned …
Tweets: @saacksattack
Analysis: in 2022, illicit crypto transaction volume rose to an all-time high of $20.1B, of which 44% came from activity associated with sanctioned entities  —  Every year, we publish our estimates of illicit cryptocurrency activity to demonstrate the power of blockchains' transparency …
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
NSA Director Paul Nakasone urges Congress to renew the FISA's Section 702, set to expire in 2023, saying the surveillance law protects the US from cyberattacks  —  NSA Director and head of U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Paul Nakasone said in remarks on Thursday that intelligence authorities …
More: The Record
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
Intel unveils its Core i9-13900KS CPU, clocked at 6GHz out of the box, with eight performance cores, 16 efficiency cores, and a 150W TDP, available now for $699  —  Initially mentioned during their Innovation 2022 opening keynote by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, Intel has unveiled …

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