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FTX Crisis

💥 FTX Hit By $1.2B in Withdrawals as Confidence Wavers in Exchange Giant

Binance’s Move to Sell FTT Position Triggers 22% Plunge as FTX Scrambles to Shore Up Liquidity

By Samuel Haig

SIEGE FTX’s reserves are under siege as a wave of users withdraw their assets from the derivatives exchange after its dependency on its token FTT and its relationship with a sister company, Alameda Research, raised doubts about its financial strength. 

WITHDRAWN On Nov, 8, Nansen reported that FTX users had withdrawn $1.2B worth of Ether and ERC-20 tokens from the exchange over the last 24 hours, and deposited just $540M during the same period. 


FTX Crisis

👀 CZ Cranks Up Pressure on FTX With Massive Token Sale

Binance Plans to Liquidate FTT Stake After Report Raises Questions About Symbiosis of FTX and Alameda

By Samuel Haig

DUMP In a major development for FTX, Binance, a rival cryptocurrency exchange, is planning to dump FTT tokens on the market, according to CEO Changpeng Zhou. 


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💠 Polygon Working to Become ‘True Layer 2’

Aims To Address Security and Decentralization Concerns

By Aleksandar Gilbert

CRITIQUES Polygon, the most popular of Ethereum’s many scaling solutions, is working to address one of its most persistent critiques and tap into the security and decentralization of Ethereum, according to its co-founders. 


NFT Marketplaces

🌊 OpenSea Roils NFT Market With ‘Enforcement Tool’ For Creators

NFT Marketplace to Let Artists Prevent Sale of Work on Non-Royalty Sites

By Samuel Haig

TOOL NFT creators are finally getting a little financial help. At least that’s the pitch from OpenSea. On Tuesday, OpenSea, the No. 1 NFT marketplace, plans to release an “on-chain enforcement tool” that will let artists stop their work from being sold on sites that do not distribute royalty fees.


Bitcoin Heists

🦹🏻‍♂️ U.S. Authorities Seize $1B Worth of Bitcoin from Silk Road Heist

Bitcoin Keys Were Stashed in Underground Safe and Devices

By Tarang Khaitan

DARKWEB The U.S. Department of Justice said Nov. 7 that it seized more than 50,000 Bitcoin stolen from darkweb marketplace Silk Road a decade ago.



🥊 Wintermute Elbows Into Crowded DEX Market

Bebop Hopes to Win Share With No Slippage Feature

By Aleksandar Gilbert

LAUNCH Bebop, a decentralized exchange built by crypto market maker Wintermute, launched Tuesday on the Polygon blockchain with an old-fashioned approach to an issue that has plagued DeFi for two years — delivering assets at quoted prices.


The Tube

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Terra’s Failed Tokens

By Rahul Nambiampurath

REBRANDED Following the collapse of the Terra ecosystem in May 2022, the blockchain was rebranded and hard-forked into Terra 2.0. The LUNA Classic token was a part of that rebranding, as the renamed original LUNA leftover.



🔗 SEC issues subpoena to influencers promoting HEX, Pulsechain and PulseX: CoinTelegraph

Over several years, social media influencers have earned a bad rep among regulators for shilling risky and unvetted tokens to millions of investors.

🔗 Coinbase Deal Shows Google Is Committed to Crypto – How Much Depends on Whom You Ask: CoinDesk

Going by recent headlines and what the company says, one would assume Google is diving into crypto.

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  • Mistaken $1B Hack Exposes ‘Blessing and Curse’ of Web3 The cross-chain bridge provider, pNetwork, swung into damage control after its attempt to address a “misconfiguration” in its code gave the appearance of a $1B hack.
  • Art Gobblers’ Floor Price Drops 50% After Splashy Debut Art Gobblers, a highly anticipated NFT collection designed by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland and backed by Paradigm, the web3 venture capital fund, saw its floor price cut in half on Nov. 3.
  • What Is dYdX? DYdX is a decentralized exchange (DEX) hosted on Ethereum that enables the swap of at least 36 cryptocurrencies without know-your-customer (KYC) identity verification.

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