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FTX reportedly considers bailing out Celsius via asset bid

[ad_1] Crypto exchange FTX, led by crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), is reportedly considering bailing out Celsius Network by bidding on the bankrupt lender’s assets. Coincidently, the information came out the same day Alex Mashinsky resigned as the CEO of Celsius. “I regret that my continued role as CEO has become an increasing distraction, and I am very sorry about the difficult financial circumstances members of our community are facing,” said
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BTC price stays under $19K amid hopes Q4 will end Bitcoin bear market

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) hit new weekly lows into Sep. 28 as risk asset drawdown continued overnight.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewTrader: "First new lows" before Q4 recoveryData from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD falling to $18,461 on Bitstamp, down almost $2,000 versus the previous day’s high. The change of direction came in lock step with stocks, which turned red after initially heading marginally higher at the Wall
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Napoleon Dynamite cast reunites in Web3 animated series, Sega’s blockchain game and more…

[ad_1] The main cast from the cult-classic film Napoleon Dynamite are reuniting for an animated series which will be released through blockchain technology. According to a Sept. 27 report from Hollywood news outlet Deadline, the stars from Napoleon Dynamite have all signed on to voice characters in CyKo KO, an animated rendition of Rob Feldman’s comic book bearing the same name, with a 12-minute pilot to launch on Web3 streaming
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DeFi needs appropriate regulation before expanding to retail

[ad_1] United States Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell has spoken out about the expansion of decentralized finance (DeFi) and its impact on the traditional finance ecosystem, calling for appropriate regulation.During an event titled the “Opportunities and challenges of the tokenisation of finance” hosted by the Banque de France on Sept. 27, Jerome Powell said there were “very significant structural issues around the lack of transparency” in the DeFi ecosystem.The comments
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Pantera CEO bullish on DeFi, Web3 and NFTs as Token2049 gets underway

[ad_1] Pantera CEO Dan Morehead highlighted the potential growth and value of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Web3 functionality, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and Metaverse applications in his opening keynote speech at Token2049 in Singapore.Thousands of attendees converged on Wednesday at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center for the start of the two-day conference which features prominent speakers from the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem.Pantera, a blockchain-focused investment fund with $4.5 billion of assets
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Christie’s moves on-chain with NFT auction platform on Ethereum

[ad_1] After a series of successful high-priced nonfungible token (NFT) sales, Christie’s has launched its own dedicated NFT "on-chain auction platform," allowing auctions to be carried out fully on-chain on the Ethereum network. The 256-year-old British auction giant, which is also the second-largest auction house in the world by fine-art auction revenue, said its “Christie’s 3.0” allows for NFT auctions to be conducted entirely on the ETH network “from start
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3 ‘blockbuster’ titles that could save GameFi — ABGA President

[ad_1] Kevin Shao, Executive President of the Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance (ABGA) says he’s holding out hope for three “triple-A” blockchain gaming titles that could help propel GameFi into the mainstream and rescue it from the bear market.Speaking to Cointelegraph during Asia Crypto Week, the Executive President said one obstacle preventing mainstream adoption is current GameFi titles often have a focus on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and play-to-earn (P2E) features without caring
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Anonymous makes numerous allegations against Yuga Labs and its Bored Ape Yacht Club

[ad_1] On Sept 26, internet hacktivist group Anonymous released a video addressing blockchain technology company Yuga Labs and its NFT-driven social club, Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC).The group's statement included a laundry list of allegations regarding Yuga Lab's alleged use of esoteric symbolism in BAYC's art — which Anonymous believes shows the company's support for numerous controversial subjects, such as Nazism, racism, simianization, and pedophilia.The hacktivist group alleged that, after
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Tax on income you never earned? It’s possible after Ethereum’s Merge

[ad_1] After much buildup and preparation, the Ethereum Merge went smoothly this month. The next test will come during tax season. Cryptocurrency forks, such as Bitcoin Cash, have created headaches for investors and accountants alike in the past.While there has been progress, the United States Internal Revenue Service rules still weren’t ready for something like the Ethereum network upgrade. Nonetheless, there seems to be an interpretation of IRS rules that
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Binance Global Law Enforcement Training Program is official after year of activities

[ad_1] Binance announced the existence of its Global Law Enforcement Training Program in a blogpost on Sept. 27. The creation of the program could be considered retroactive, since the company’s investigations team has been holding workshops for law enforcement for the past year. Binance expanded its investigations team a year ago, and has held one-day workshops in numerous countries since then, according to the company’s blog. It mentioned Argentina, Brazil, Canada,