What next for crypto? Industry faces new challenges after rollercoaster year
16 January 2023 | 10:45 am
2022 was a tumultuous year for crypto. One company fell after another, culminating with the spectacular collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange and the arrest of its founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who is now under investigation for fraud.
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