BlockFi tops the Inc. 5000 list with almost 250,000% revenue growth in three years

Inc. magazine has named BlockFi the fastest growing company in the United States in 2022. At the top of the magazine’s Inc. 5000 2022 list, it experienced 245,616% growth, a lead of more than 99,000% over the second-place company, a platform for hiring nurses. The median growth rate was 230% across all 5,000 entries. The Inc. list “ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period,” according to the magazine. In the fast-moving world of crypto, three years is practically an epoch, and BlockFi’s achievement is especially notable after…

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BlockFi had $1.8B in outstanding loans in Q2: Report

Centralized crypto lender BlockFi disclosed that as of the end of Q2, it had $1.8 billion in outstanding loans from institutional and retail investors and $600 million in “net exposure.” The disclosure came from its July 21 Transparency Report for Q2 where the firm outlined its risks relating to liquidity and credit, and shared details on its institutional and retail loan portfolios. Of the outstanding loans to borrowers — valued at $1.8 billion — the firm reported that $600 million are uncollateralized loans. Institutional loans accounted for $1.5 billion of…

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FTX on the verge of purchasing BlockFi in $25M fire sale: Report

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is close to purchasing digital asset lender BlockFi’s remaining assets for $25 million, according to CNBC. According to sources close to the matter, BlockFi’s equity investors were wiped out and are now writing their positions off at a loss. In addition, the FTX deal could take multiple months to close, opening up the possibility that the price tag could shift over that period. In June 2021, BlockFi had a reported valuation of $5 billion. Earlier this year, BlockFi had over 1 million clients, over $10 billion in…

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Surprise twist as BlockFi receives Money Services License in Iowa

Just two weeks after being fined by Iowa’s regulators for offering and selling unregistered securities, crypto lending platform BlockFi announced on June 28 thait has received a Money Services License in the state. The Iowan license will allow the crypto lender to receive money and sell payment instruments in the state. BlockFi on Twitter stated it will begin by allowing Iowan residents to trade stablecoins. We’re excited to announce that we’ve received our Money Services License in Iowa. Iowa residents can now trade stablecoins on our platform and instantly transfer…

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FTX may be planning to purchase a stake in BlockFi: Report

Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in BlockFi after the company issued a $250 million credit to the lending firm. According to a Friday report from the Wall Street Journal, FTX is currently in discussions with BlockFi regarding the crypto exchange purchasing a stake in the firm, but no equity agreement has been reached. The reported ongoing talks followed BlockFi signing a term sheet with FTX to secure a $250 million revolving credit facility on Tuesday. “BlockFi does not comment on market rumors,” a BlockFi…

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Crypto exchange BlockFi secures $250M credit from FTX amid bear market

BlockFi, a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet service provider, has secured a $250 million credit from leading crypto platform FTX. Today @BlockFi signed a term sheet with @FTX_Official to secure a $250M revolving credit facility providing us with access to capital that further bolsters our balance sheet and platform strength. — Zac Prince (@BlockFiZac) June 21, 2022 BlockFi has signed a term sheet with FTX crypto exchange to secure a $250 million revolving credit facility. A revolving credit facility is a type of credit that enables you to withdraw money,…

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Iowa regulator orders BlockFi to pay $943K over alleged unregistered securities offering

The Iowa Insurance Division, or IID, a regulator responsible for many securities sales in the state, has fined crypto lending firm BlockFi more than $943,000 after it allegedly offered and sold unregistered securities. In a Tuesday announcement, the state regulator said BlockFi had “offered and sold securities in Iowa that were not registered or permitted for sale in Iowa” in addition to not being registered as a broker-dealer or agent, in violation of the state’s Securities Act. The IID ordered BlockFi to pay $943,396.22 as an administrative fine as well…

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Will BlockFi, Ledn and Nexo rates trend lower?

Generating a yield on crypto is increasingly tricky. The Terra ecosystem implosion — where up to $50 billion was wiped out — led to a decline in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols offering interest. At the other end of the table, centralized finance, or CeFi, where all processes are rooted through a central body, has endured a comparatively peaceful bear market, yet interest rates are trending down. On the first of the month, investors who have an account with a CeFi provider such as Ledn, Celsius, BlockFi or Nexo generally receive emails detailing…

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BlockFi confirms unauthorized access to client data hosted on Hubspot

New Jersey-based crypto financial institution BlockFi confirmed a data breach incident via one of its third-party vendors, Hubspot. BlockFi’s proactive warning about the breach aims to deter the intentions of bad actors in repurposing the user data for fraudulent activities. According to the announcement, the hackers gained access to BlockFi’s client data on Friday, Mar. 18, that were stored on Hubspot, a client relationship management platform: “Hubspot has confirmed that an unauthorized third-party gained access to certain BlockFi client data housed on their platform.” As a third-party vendor for BlockFi,…

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