OpenSea lays off 50% of staff with severance in preparation for version 2.0 launch

[ad_1] Nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea announced on Nov. 3 that it was laying off employees. Co-founder and CEO Devin Finzer broke the news on X (formerly Twitter), saying the company was launching OpenSea 2.0 with a smaller team.OpenSea launched in 2017, when NFTs were an innovation. It operates on a model comparable to eBay and Etsy and accepts payment in Ether (ETH). It laid off 20% of its employees

FTX advisers sharing customers’ data with FBI: Report

[ad_1] Advisers for bankrupt crypto exchange FTX have been disclosing data from customers’ transactions and accounts with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to court documents seen by Bloomberg. In response to subpoenas issued by several FBI field offices during the past few months, FTX consultants turned over to law enforcement records of specific customers’ trades on the bankrupt crypto exchange. The FBI’s requests were disclosed on billing records from

Multichain inside job? And SOL surges 80% in a month: Finance Redefined

[ad_1] Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you the most significant developments from the past week.A trader managed to exploit the brief opening of the Multichain cross-chain bridge, which was frozen since its exploit in July 2023, allowing the trader to turn $280,000 worth of Fantom’s (FTM) tokens into $1.9 million worth of different assets. In other

English school turned BTC miner in China expands capacity with 220 new units

[ad_1] China-based BTC Digital announced the purchase of 220 new Bitcoin (BTC) mining units on Nov. 3, bringing its total number of machines to 2,174, with over 230PH/s of computing power. The new acquisitions are expected to become operational by the end of the month.The deal was made with “two unaffiliated third parties” for Bitmain Antminer S19j Pro units in exchange for 276,572 shares of ordinary company stock valued at

Bitcoin Magazine claims Fed accused it of trademark violation for t-shirts

[ad_1] The United States Federal Reserve has sent a cease-and-desist letter to crypto media publication Bitcoin Magazine, accusing it of trademark violations, according to a Nov. 3 post from the publication. Bitcoin Magazine claims it is being targeted because of its use of the word “FedNow” on “t-shirts, hats, and other wearables.” FedNow is the trademarked name of the Federal Reserve’s instant payment system.The U.S. Federal Reserve is threatening to

Could regulation have prevented Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal verdict?

[ad_1] Sam Bankman-Fried was found guilty of all seven counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud in the late hours of Nov. 2. The jury delivered its verdict in less than 10 minutes after nearly 4 hours of deliberation, leaving his parents to fall silent in the crowded courtroom at the Southern District Court of New York. Over the course of his lengthy trial, my thoughts kept returning to: How

CME Bitcoin futures hit record high, but uncertainty looms above $36K

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) futures open interest at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hit an all-time high of $3.65 billion on November 1. This metric considers the value of every contract in play for the remaining calendar months, where buyers (longs) and sellers (shorts) are continually matched.Bullish momentum on CME Bitcoin futures, but cautious BTC options marketsThe number of active large holders surged to a record 122 during the week of

With Bitcoin’s halving months away, it may be time to go risk-on

[ad_1] More tradition than coincidence, the Christmas season is around the corner again and the market is looking good for yet another run. Bitcoin (BTC) surged to more than $35,000 in October, another record high for 2023. The year-long rally has been attributed to unconventional market trends, including excitement over the Bitcoin spot ETF applications pending with the Securities and Exchange Commission.If, like me, you've been in the crypto space

Boba Guys, Shopify users showcase adoption of Web3 tools

[ad_1] Web3 tools powered by layer-1 blockchain Solana are driving tangible returns and delivering deep customer data insights, according to prominent mainstream brands and companies that attended Solana Breakpoint.The four day conference hosted in Amsterdam in 2023 attracted a wide variety of businesses and projects from Web2, Web3 and traditional backgrounds. A prominent takeaway was adoption of Solana-based tools and services innovating payments and loyalty programmes.Boba Guys, a growing United