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Sam Bankman-Fried Eyes On Bidding For Celsius Assets

Celsius Network is a cryptocurrency lending firm headquartered in New Jersey. Though it maintained its offices in four countries, the company’s operation was global. Celsius allowed users to deposit different crypto assets while offering a percentage yield as a reward. Also, customers could get loans from the platform through a pledge of some digital assets as securities. Many crypto-related firms were affected during the severe crypto winter in the first half of 2022. The collapse of the algorithmic stablecoin Terra and its ecosystem magnified the crisis in the crypto space. Celsius was one of the struggling firms that experienced a more significant impact from the situation. Related Reading: Ep01- Dr. Ruja – Companion Guide For BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen” Podcast The company could not survive the heat of the prolonged bearish trend. According to some industry participants, the lending firm had to struggle more due to its outrageous rates on yields. Subsequently, it became bankrupt, stopped all withdrawals on its platform, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. SBF To Bid For Celsius Assets Following insolvency, a reporting source disclosed that Celsius assets are up for bidding. According to the report, the founder and CEO of FTX crypto exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, plans to participate in bidding for the assets. Despite the overall crypto market decline today, the native token of Celsius, CEL, surged by 10% following the SBF statement. However, the token dipped after a few trading hours. At the time of press, CEL is trading around $1.51 depicting an increase of 1.22% over the past 24 hours. The recent move from the SBF synchronizes with the vision of his companies, Alameda and FTX. Through the bearish crypto trend in the first half of the year, the firms have been making several purchases in the crypto industry. SBF had a deal with BlockFi, one of the struggling crypto lending companies. Also, there are reports of SBF’s possible acquisition of Robinhood. However, the authenticity is still doubtful as it could all be part of rumors. In the latest development, FTX just won its bid for the assets of the insolvent Voyager Digital. The assets have an estimated value of about $1.4 billion. The company came out at the top after an auction that took two weeks with Binance and others as bidders. FTX will use West Realm Shires Inc., its US subsidiary, to acquire the assets. Alex Mashinsky, CEO Of Celsius Network Resigns Recently, Alex Mashinsky, the CEO of the Celsius Network, tendered his resignation letter. The executive announcement was on Tuesday, September 27, to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Celsius Network. Related Reading: Fantom Surprises With 5% Rally In Last 24 Hours – More Gains Ahead? Mashinsky’s resignation cuts across all his positions in the firm. These include his position as the CEO and other positions and directorships at various company subsidiaries. Featured image from Zipmex, Chart: TradingView.com

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Cardano Price Misses Fireworks On Its Birthday, How Far Will ADA Fall?

The Cardano price has followed the general sentiment across the market and traded to the downside over the past week. The cryptocurrency lost its spot as one of the valuables in the crypto top 10 by market capitalization and could be poised to see further losses. Related Reading: Ep01- Dr. Ruja – Companion Guide For BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen” Podcast At the time of writing, the Cardano price trades at $0.43 with a 6% loss and 2% loss over the last 24 hours and 7 days, respectively. As ADA trades to the downside, some major cryptocurrencies have been able to score profits and are showing strength against the general market sentiment. Charles Hoskinson Celebrates, While The Cardano Price Stalls The Cardano price weakness is more evident as the cryptocurrency failed to react to recent events that were prompting bullish expectations for market participants. First, is the Ethereum “Merge”, the event that completed its transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS). “The Merge” failed to provide bullish momentum for PoS cryptocurrencies, such as Cardano. In step, Proof-of-Work (PoW), such as Ravencoin (RVN) and Ethereum Classic (ETC), benefited from the anticipated post-Merge rally. In addition, the Cardano network was preparing to deploy a major update on its mainnet via a Hard Fork Combinator (HFC) event called “Vasil”. One of its most important milestones since the implementation of smart contract capabilities with HFC “Alonzo”, the recent upgrade was overlooked by market participants. Across social media, the Cardano community celebrated the network’s fifth birthday. Its inventor Charles Hoskinson posted a celebration video via Twitter, but again this event failed to provide bullish momentum for ADA’s price action. Hoskinson said the following on the network’s growth since its inception: There are over 3,228 smart contracts to our knowledge that have been deployed on Cardano, and as of September 15, 2022, 50 million transactions. Where we regularly are in the top three to top five of transaction volume on a daily basis and usually are number one for GitHub commits (…) Who Is Contributing With The Selling Pressure For The Cardano Price? The Cardano price has been stuck in its current levels forming a channel with a bottom at $0.43 and a top at $0.51. This channel was created in late August, and if bulls can defend these levels, ADA’s price might enjoy a late birthday rally and aim for $0.51 or beyond if the momentum allows it. However, with the crypto market showing weakness and with current macro conditions proving unfavorable for risk-on assets, ADA might break out of this channel and trend lower. In order to prevent this scenario, the Cardano price must stay above $0.41. Related Reading: Fantom Surprises With 5% Rally In Last 24 Hours – More Gains Ahead? Data from Material Indicators shows that investors with selling orders of $1,000 to $10,000 have been dumping ADA over the past weeks. In addition, the Cardano price has seen low buying pressure from other investors. This status quo must change to support the price and aim for $0.51.

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Ep01- Dr. Ruja – Companion Guide For BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen” Podcast

Is Dr. Ruja Ignatova the cryptocurrency world’s biggest scammer? The competition is fierce, there are so many faces and stories fighting for that spot, but none of them is on the FBI Most Wanted List. Dr. Ruja is. Great, but, why is NewsBTC revisiting the 2019 true crime podcast “The Missing Cryptoqueen”? Because Jamie Bartlett, the journalist behind the project, just released a new episode.  Episode 10 of The Missing Cryptoqueen is now out. The hunt it back on: Israel, Dubai, Luxembourg, The Eurovision Song Contest & Krispy Kremes. Sorry, it’s taken me & ⁦@GeorgiaJCatt⁩ a while. And welcome to our new teammate ⁦@ByrnesyGsy⁩! https://t.co/bfZWgBqeeP — Jamie Bartlett (@JamieJBartlett) September 28, 2022 Is there new information? Did they FIND Dr. Ruja Ignatova The only thing we know for sure is that there’ll be a few new episodes, and that’s all we needed to hear. A BBC production, “The Missing Cryptoqueen” features various music and sound design, witness testimonies, interviews, and sound bites. There’s even original music in this podcasting extravaganza.  Related Reading: How Bitcoin Phishing Scams Are Stealing Millions NewsBTC will produce companion pieces for each of “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” episodes. With summaries, quotes from the episode, and extra material from all over the web, this is the feature you people didn’t know you needed. Have this window open as you listen to each episode, it’ll enhance the already phenomenal experience. You can download episodes directly at the BBC, or listen to “The Missing Cryptoqueen” through Apple, Spotify, or iVoox. About Episode One – Dr. Ruja This is the introductory episode, it presents Dr. Ruja Ignatova and the OneCoin world. We feel the size of the scam, we hear from the people that fell for it and the voices of the true believers. It begins with Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto’s story, goes to a OneCoin seminar in Mbarara, a town in Western Uganda, and ends with Dr. Ruja’s disappearance in October 2017. In “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” first episode we can also see what a charismatic leader could do with bitcoin’s story and narrative. If Dr. Ruja Ignatova didn’t plagiarize it, she at least was heavily inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s mystique and discourse. Using quotes from her speeches, we hear Dr. Ruja speaking about a rotten financial system and corrupt banking institutions. About the possibility of banking the unbanked and what that would do for the world. About bitcoin’s pizza day story and how that could happen to OneCoin holders. However, Dr. Ruja’s OneCoin was better than bitcoin. It was here to replace it, in fact. Whenever you hear that, run. That should’ve been the witnesses’ first warning. In episode one, we hear about the OneLife network. The social part of the scam. We hear from a UK victim who assisted to the webinars, from a OneLife employee and insider, and we listen to an African song about OneCoin. There’s emotion in all of their voices. And an open wound. Near the end, we hear about 2017 and Dr. Ruja’s disappearance from people that were there at the scene. What happened? So far, there are nine more episodes of BBC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen.” Let’s hope we get an answer to that question. BTC price chart for 09/28/2022 on Bitstamp | Source: BTC/USD on TradingView.com Quotes From Ep. 01 – “Dr. Ruja” “Then, in late 2017, Dr. Ruja disappeared. One of Europe’s richest women, a woman who seemed destined to change the world had vanished.” “It was impossible not to be impressed by Dr. Ruja. She appeared on the front cover of prestigious business magazines, she has degrees from Oxford and Konstanz University and is fluent in several languages.” “Thousands of people were filling stadiums to hear Dr. Ruja talk, to buy OneCoin and join this financial revolution.” “But in October 2017, there was a big OneCoin event in Lisbon, Portugal and Dr. Ruja was scheduled to speak.” Extra Material And Episode Credits This guide’s extra material comes courtesy of the podcast series’s IMDB page. In the description, IMDB gives us a good overview of what to expect from “The Missing Cryptoqueen.” “Dr Ruja Ignatova called herself the Cryptoqueen. She told people she had invented a cryptocurrency to rival Bitcoin, and persuaded millions to join her financial revolution, investing billions. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett spent months investigating how she did it for the Missing Cryptoqueen podcast, and trying to figure out where she’s hiding.” Related Reading: Apple Co-Founder Loses Lawsuit Against YouTube Over Crypto Giveaway Scams This 2019 clip with producer Georgia Catt also qualifies as a trailer for what’s to come: "She created this vision of herself using a bit of truth and a bit of fabrication, to create a convincing business genius…" Where is the missing cryptoqueen? @georgiajcatt, @JamieJBartlett & @TinaDaheley discuss on @BBCRadio4's #BeyondToday podcast 👉https://t.co/UMghdnRpP4 pic.twitter.com/pWTwAKEzKP — BBC Sounds (@BBCSounds) September 24, 2019 And finally, the episode’s credits: Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producer: Georgia Catt Story consultant: Chris Berube Editor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir You’re part of NewsBTC’s “The Missing Cryptoqueen’s” listening group by just reading these guides. Let’s explore Dr. Ruja Ignatova’s world together. Featured Image: “The Missing Cryptoqueen” logo from the BBC’s site | Charts by TradingView

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LUNC Price Increases as Binance Decides To Burn Trading Fees

In response to proposals from the LUNC community, Binance has decided to burn all fees on LUNC spot and margin trading pairs. Binance said it would send the trading fees and margin trading pairs to LUNC burn addresses. The announcement was made via a blog post on Binance’s official website. The Terra Classic community expressed dissatisfaction with an ‘opt-in button proposed by Binance CEO. Binance offered the opt-in button to allow users to choose whether to implement a 1.2% tax burn on their spot. Related Reading: ETH Struggles To Break Past $1,300 Resistance – Back To $1K? After careful evaluation and consideration, Binance decided to take cognizance of the community’s dissatisfaction and set a new proposal. However, during their assessments, Binance also discovered that implementing an opt-in proposal would take time, and traders may not support it. Therefore, proposed a better and faster way of assisting the Terra Classic community. Details Of Binance’s New Burn Mechanism On Tera Classic Spot According to Binance, it would update the amount of LUNC to be burned, its USDT equivalent, and on-chain transaction ID weekly. In addition, the blog announcement outlined rules that would guide the burn mechanism. Binance would calculate the total trading fees on LUNC spot and margin trading pairs to be burned from the previous week every Monday at 00:00:00 UTC. Successive on-chain burn transactions and reports would get updated on Tuesdays at 00:00:00 UTC. The first batch of burning trading fees would be calculated from September 21 at 00:00:00 UTC to October 1 at 23:59:59 UTC. This would exclude rebates on LUNC spot and margin trading pairs for Binance Spot Liquidity Provider Program from September 21 to 27, 2021. Additionally, Binance would convert other tokens’ trading fees to LUNC on Mondays. The CEO of Binance stated that Binance would not push burn costs on users. The Terra Classic burn would not affect BNB fee discounts, rebates, or other accruing fee adjustments. The CEO further explained they intend to maintain the same trading experience and liquidity while ensuring the supply decrease of LUNC. LUNC Price Skyrockets By 70% After Binance Announcement The tremendous support of Binance to the Terra community produced a positive result in LUNC price. After the announcement, LUNC’s price increased by more than 70%. The Interpol issuance of a red notice against the Founder of Terraform Labs, Do Kwon, affected the price of LUNC adversely. South Korean prosecutors confirmed that Interpol issued the Red Notice against Kwon on September 26. Related Reading: Algorand: ALGO Price All Go With Nearly 30% Rally In Last 7 Days LUNC price plummeted by nearly 20%, while LUNA price fell by 18% after the announcement. It was trading below $0.0002 but is currently trading at $0.00032. Featured image from Pixabay, Chart: TradingView.com

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Big Eyes (BIG) to Familiarize Crypto Enthusiasts with Established Platforms, Including Solana (SOL) and FTX(FTT), and also Protect the Oceans

Big Eyes to Triumph Over Ethereum and Solana By Raising $1M in Beta Sale: On Track for $50M

Undoubtedly, the cryptocurrency space has become a part of every sector in the world, from finances to entertainment. Especially the financial system has witnessed a revolution, thanks to decentralised platforms like Solana (SOL) and FTX (FTT). These platforms have superb features that can only be understood with a meme coin like Big Eyes (BIG). Big […]

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Element and Fundamental Labs supporting the Era7 World Cup Tournament, building the first EsportsFi Ecosystem on Web3

Element and Fundamental Labs supporting the Era7 World Cup Tournament, building the first EsportsFi Ecosystem on Web3

Era7: Game of Truth, a BNB Chain TOP gamefi project, launched the first NFT TCG World Cup Tournament on September 11. The tournament has attracted continuous attention from partners in multiple fields of the blockchain industry. Fundamental Labs, a globally renowned crypto venture capital firm in the web3.0 field, and Element, the world’s first multi-chain […]

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Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange Lists on P2PB2B Exchange

Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange Lists on P2PB2B Exchange

Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) introduces a new blockchain ecosystem. Its goal is to become one of the world’s first regulated digital asset exchanges and security token exchanges. Principles that guide LCX: A secure environment. LCX secures its infrastructure using the best security practices, tools, and techniques. A transparent process. AML and KYC regulations, financial monitoring, […]

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Plugin-Ambient Weather Partnership: Empowering Today’s Society with Smart and reliable Weather Systems

The global climate is changing rapidly as compared to the pace at which natural variations occurred in the past. And with the climatic changes, previously unseen occurrences that could hinder many day-to-day operations in society are becoming too common. For instance, global temperatures rose by roughly 1.8 °F between 1901 and 2016. The high temperatures are worsening and making frequent different types of disasters—heat waves, storms, floods, droughts, etc. Warmer climates are also creating atmospheres that collect, retain, and dump more moisture, changing weather patterns in a way that wet areas become wetter and dry areas become drier. Increased drought, intense floods, and storms are causing numerous public health and safety concerns. As well, the increased unpredictability of weather patterns is posing risks to numerous weather-dependent activities—including but not limited to agriculture, travel, education, sports, etc. Given that some of these activities touch on the social and economic wellbeing of our societies, increased unpredictability in weather poses significant challenges to populaces globally. While unpredictable weather poses a threat to day-to-day activities, all is not doom and groom. Unique partnerships leveraging smart weather forecasting and decentralized data-transfer protocols are making it possible for the inception of technologies that can point out weather changes or any related events in real-time. The innovations are giving stakeholders the ability to verify weather patterns that may affect their activities, further improving how society interacts with the ever-changing climatic conditions. To highlight the importance of unique partnerships in unlocking the potential of smart weather management systems, let’s look into the recently concluded Plugin-Ambient Weather partnership and why it matters. Plugin-Ambient Weather Partnership: Why does it matter With the rise in demand for accurate weather forecasts in day-to-day activities, the Plugin–Ambient weather partnership avails users with more options regarding smart weather stations for homes, businesses, farms, and more. As well, the partnership avails network members with an option to become data providers. Given that ambient weather is available globally, the partnership allows users of ambient weather’s smart weather stations to participate in gathering weather-related data and claim the rewards therein. Worth noting: The basic criteria a user needs to meet to participate in Plugin WFN’s use case as a data provider include; having uninterruptible power and Wi-Fi, and outdoor space to install an Ambient weather station. These preconditions ensure seamless data transfer via an approved Ambient sensor. Plugin–Ambient Weather Partnership: How can users Participate Individuals or organizations that are interested in smart weather systems and willing to be part of Plugin WFN project must first purchase Ambient Weather’s smart weather system. Upon acquiring and installation of the smart weather forecast station, the user should go ahead and connect their device to Plugin’s portal. The registration process involves generating an ‘applicationkey’ & ‘apikey’ to register the new device. Upon creating the appropriate API keys for their device, users will have to check if their sensors transmit data to the ambientweather.net portal. Thereafter, users will be required to submit their device’s applicationkey, apikey, latitude, longitude, country, state, city, zip code, and wallet address to Plugin’s portal. If the data is satisfactory, team Plugin will approve the user’s node. Once approved, a user will be required to stake 1000 PLI & 5000 XDC to register as a data provider for Plugin WFN. After staking is done successfully, a user will receive an approved WFN device ID for their node, allowing the user’s sensor to gather weather-related data for Plugin WFN’s project. Thereafter, a user can claim their reward for providing weather-related data. Interested users can view the detailed step-by-step process here. What are the likely benefits of Plugin–Ambient Weather Partnership Increasing Utility for Weather Forecast Data Previously, weather intelligence systems relied upon distributed radar and satellite systems to gather data. While the data has been useful, it has been general in nature, thus limiting its scope. Particularly, such data has lacked accurate and real-time aspects that help businesses make more informed choices. On the other hand, generic weather forecasts from distributed radar systems produce raw data that’s relatively expensive, confusing, and inaccessible to many end-users. The raw data is often nested within weather stations in airports, government agencies, and academic institutions. As well, the data is released to the public via endpoints controlled by centralized organizations like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the World Meteorological Organization, etc. Many a time, released data sets aren’t in real-time and may be complicated, necessitating expert assistance to digest the data for ordinary end-users. However, the Plugin–Ambient weather partnership solves these problems. With decentralized weather forecast sensors (made possible via Ambient weather’s smart solutions), Plugin collects highly granular data that’s cryptographically signed before being uploaded onto PLI’s blockchain. Thanks to the partnership, data users can verify the provenance of the data by checking the coordinates tagged with the data. What’s more, the decentralized, yet highly trustworthy, nature of collected weather forecast data increases the accuracy, accessibility, and user-friendliness of climate data. It also lowers the costs of climate data. The resulting ease-of-use and ease-of-access to highly accurate and verifiable climate data give autonomy to end users that could not previously acquire the data and make appropriate decisions. The increased access to data opens-up opportunities for numerous use-cases that leverage the diverse nature of climate data. Some unique examples include crop insurance and logistics. Reducing Climate-Related effects globally The Plugin–Ambient weather partnership also unlocks benefits and synergies that have significant potential to reduce climate-related effects. With highly granular data and improved provenance, the partnership holds the key to unlocking efficiencies in agriculture, disease control, conservation, humanitarian and military operations, and mitigating climate-related challenges. In agriculture, for instance, highly granular data that’s made possible by the partnership will help alleviate challenges straining the agriculture production system. Worth noting, projections show that the agriculture sector will have to feed roughly 9.8 billion people by 2050. Accompanying the rising population is a multiplicity of adverse environmental effects that put significant strain on the productivity of previously valued arable regions. These strains are projected to increase given the predicted extreme weather conditions and increasing effects of global warming. Nonetheless, food production systems can benefit from highly accurate and granular data—availed by the partnership between Plugin and Ambient weather. For instance, farmers and food providers can benefit from accurate and real-time climatic data in many ways. In particular, having highly granular data on weather patterns helps food producers make accurate decisions before, during, and after their production cycles. With climate change requiring farmers and breeders to respond to changes faster and in smarter ways, data-driven decentralization of weather forecasting (as seen in the Plugin – Ambient weather partnership) can improve predictions and improve breed selection in dynamic production environs. Improvements in breed selection will result in increased productivity. On the other hand, decentralized data collected via Ambient’s weather sensors has the potential to improve humanitarian and national security issues relating to climate change. With natural disasters becoming more catastrophic and displacing large populations, national security agencies in different countries have to rely on smart and highly accurate data to optimize their response to adverse climatic events. In the recent apocalyptic floods in Southern Asia, for instance, the highly granular data collected by Plugin can help key stakeholders improve the preparation and response to such disasters. Specifically, the highly accurate data availed in real-time can allow security agencies to allocate resources (food supplies, manpower, and equipment) where most needed before, during, and after a natural disaster. Improved planning can help save lives and prevent misuse of vital resources during such events. Nurturing Sensing-as-a-Service (SEaaS) model Sizeable networks of sensors are in use today. And there’s numerous potential in data collected by these nodes, globally. Be it weather stations tracking atmospheric changes or shipping trackers, the SEaas model has the potential to create passive revenue streams as well as provide resources for important enterprises. In this context, Plugin–Ambient Weather partnership pioneers the SEaaS space by leveraging blockchain and remote sensors availed by ambient weather’s smart weather solutions. Through the partnership, users in ambient weather’s network can leverage the partnership to earn some benefits. On the other hand, the incentives offered, and the automatic manner in which data is collected and transmitted guarantees the accuracy and verifiability of data gathered through the Plugin and Ambient weather set-up. While the partnership unlocks synergies associated with weather forecast data, it also highlights the potential held by solutions employing blockchain-based smart contracts and decentralized data nodes. It also highlights the possibilities that blockchain and decentralized data providers can achieve by ensuring the verifiability of data without centralized organizations checking and rechecking the data for accuracy. Ultimately, a vibrant SEaas space will help unlock new economies and improve benefits to organizations, governments, and the entire society. Final Thoughts With the increasingly changing and unpredictable climatic patterns, more industries are experiencing previously unseen challenges. Some of these industries play very crucial roles in our society, and mitigating the ensuing climate effects is paramount. Though numerous solutions to climatic change and its effects exist, decentralized tech holds a lead position in providing sustainable results. In line with these views, the partnership between Plugin and ambient weather guarantees accurate, verifiable, and highly granular climatic data. The data, which is availed in real-time, provides some important insights to guide vital activities in agriculture, disease control, humanitarian initiatives, conservation, etc. The smart climatic weather data systems also unlock an array of opportunities in a variety of weather-dependent industries That said, Plugin-Ambient weather’s partnership makes significant contributions toward empowering today’s society through accurate, and verifiable weather data. For more information, kindly visit the following links: A). Plugin Twitter Plugin Website Plugin WFN user interface Plugin WFN – Ambient weather unit onboarding instructions B). Ambient Weather Twitter Ambient Weather Website