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Yuga Labs co-founder to take leave of absence due to health reasons

[ad_1] Nonfungible token (NFT) entrepreneur Wylie Aronow of Yuga Labs — the team behind Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and CryptoPunks — will be taking a leave of absence from the office to manage a host of heart failure symptoms.In a Jan. 28 Twitter post to his 144,900 followers, Aronow said the tough decision to step away came on the back of a heart failure diagnosis after experiencing a myriad
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FTX creditors list, BlockFi $1.2B exposure and new Celsius token…

[ad_1] Top Stories This Week FTX creditor list shows airlines, charities and tech firms caught in collapse The complete list of creditors owed money by the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX has been released, revealing a wide range of global companies. Among the potential creditors are airlines, hotels, charities, banks, venture capital companies, media outlets and crypto companies, along with United States and international government agencies. According to another headline regarding
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California DMV to digitize car title management system via Tezos

[ad_1] The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is testing out the digitization of car titles and title transfers via a private Tezos blockchain. The move is part of a collaboration between the California DMV, Tezos and blockchain software firm Oxhead Alpha, with the latter announcing t successful proof-of-concept on Jan. 25. The California DMV has tapped Oxhead Alpha to build on a private Tezos testnet that it has dubbed
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TradFi and DeFi come together at Davos 2023: Finance Redefined

[ad_1] Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week.Traditional finance, or TradFi, continues to explore the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, with the World Economic Forum holding more workshops and sessions for the sector in 2023.Layer-1 blockchain protocol, Injective, has launched a $150 million ecosystem fund to support developers building on
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Creating self-sovereignty in the creator economy and Web3 — Is there room for both?

[ad_1] On this week’s episode of NFT Steez, hosts Alyssa Exposito and Ray Salmond meet with Web3 content writer Julie Plavnik to discuss the importance of self-sovereignty while building a digital identity in Web3. Plavnik referenced author Gavin Wood when describing Web3 and said that “communication” is a core tenant in the subsequent iteration of the internet. “Web3 is the communication of encrypted channels between decentralized identities,” Plavnik affirmed.According to Plavnik,
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US securities regulator probes Wall Street over crypto custody: Report

[ad_1] The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been probing traditional Wall Street investment advisors that may be offering digital asset custody to its clients without the proper qualifications.A Jan. 26 Reuters report citing “three sources with knowledge of the inquiry” said the SEC’s investigation has been going on for several months already but accelerated after the collapse of crypto exchange FTX.The investigations by the SEC have not
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UK’s FCA hints at why its given only 15% of crypto firms the regulatory nod

[ad_1] Despite the plans to turn the region into a bustling crypto hub, the United Kingdom’s financial watchdog says it has given the all-clear to only 41 out of 300 crypto firm applications seeking regulatory approval to date.The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) implemented the new cryptocurrency-focused regulations on Jan. 10, 2020, to supervise businesses operating in the sector and to ensure that they’re subject to the same anti-money laundering
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Porsche NFT trading volume nears $5M despite launch woes, minting halt

[ad_1] German luxury car manufacturer Porsche's nonfungible token (NFT) collection reached 2,839 Ether (ETH) ($4.5 million) in total sales volume, according to data from NFTScan at the time of writing on Jan. 26. The collection had a floor price of 2.74 ETH and a high price of 9.18 ETH, with over 1,705 total sales. Originally meant to have a total supply of 7,500 NFTs, Porsche abruptly halted the minting process on Jan. 25
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Aave purchases 2.7M CRV to clear bad debt following failed Eisenberg attack

[ad_1] According to a new post on Jan. 26, Marc Zeller, integrations lead at decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol Aave, stated that the firm purchased 2.7 million Curve (CRV) tokens, which would clear “excessive remaining bad debt” within the next 15 hours over a dozen transactions. The move follows the community approval of Aave Improvement Protocol (AIP) 144, which deployed a swap contract that acquires 2.7 million units of CRV,