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Jungle Safari: Upcoming Web3 Game To Get NFT Airdrop from Apejet

Jungle Safari: Upcoming Web3 Game To Get NFT Airdrop from Apejet

A GameFi ecosystem called Apejet aims to introduce blockchain technology’s potential to the gaming industry. The Apejet ecosystem seeks to build a platform that enables game developers to raise money by integrating Apejet into their games and making JET tokens the rewards players receive. Selling JET tokens to players would allow game developers to raise […]

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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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Prosecutors Say Embattled Terra (LUNA) Founder Do Kwon Now on Interpol Red Notice: Report

The international policing organization Interpol is officially requesting that law enforcement worldwide help locate and arrest the embattled Terra (LUNA) founder Do Kwon, according to a new report. Bloomberg notes that South Korean prosecutors in Seoul confirmed Interpol has placed a “red notice” on Kwon. The prosecutors requested the action earlier this month after claiming […]

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FTX Wins Auction For Voyager Digital Assets, Valued Over $1B

Voyager Digital has officially completed it’s auction for acquisition, with powerhouse exchange FTX securing the winning bid, according to emerging reports (and confirmed via press release) in recent hours. Reports in recent weeks had stated that the flagship exchange was in the bidding mix with competitors Binance and CrossTower, with all three supposedly in the final running for Voyager’s assets – and each of which were supposedly offering unique packages in the bidding process. With FTX coming out on top, let’s take a look at what sort of implications can lie from this acquisition moving forward. FTX & Acquisitions  FTX has long sought a ‘growth by acquisition’ model with mixed results. The firm is currently in the process of working through an acquisition of CeFi crypto lender BlockFi, which sought to avoid the same fate as competitor Celsius. FTX’s U.S. division is looking to acquire BlockFi, and can now add Voyager Digital to it’s list of new assets to build the FTX rolodex. While the aforementioned Binance and lesser-known exchange CrossTower were reportedly in the mix, it was FTX who came out with the most appetizing bid – despite rumors that Binance’s offer included a large cash sum payment. Rumors had swirled in recent days around the deal’s closing, with commentators suggesting that FTX would shell out $50M in cash in it’s bid, and that the company desired that existing Voyager customers were moved over the FTX platform – where they could claim a pro rata share of the coins the debtors possess from the existing Voyager accounts. It remains to be seen if and how that will play out. According to the press release, FTX’s winning bid is valued at roughly $1.4B. Voyager Digital (VOYG) is traded on OTC market, TSX, and has seen value dilution commensurate with the platform’s downfall. | Source: TSX: VOYG on TradingView.com Related Reading: Why Investing In Terra Classic (LUNC) May Be A Bad Idea Where Things Go From Here The closing of the deal will allow FTX to finalize acquisition of Voyager’s assets, but the timeline around these processes is still murky. Voyager can now still move forward with it’s Chapter 11 filing and look to reconcile debtors and former customers to some degree – but certainly not wholly. Nonetheless, FTX will see all of Voyager’s assets and customer accounts moved under their umbrella. The move is likely seen as a win for FTX, who submitted a bid attempt for Voyager Digital back in July with no traction. Related Reading: Binance Coin Could Be Set For A Litmus Test, Eyes $280 Featured image from Pexels, Charts from TradingView.com The writer of this content is not associated or affiliated with any of the parties mentioned in this article. This is not financial advice. This op-ed represents the views of the author, and may not necessarily reflect the views of Bitcoinist. Bitcoinist is an advocate of creative and financial freedom alike.

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California State Kills Main Crypto Bill, Why?

One of the pressures in the crypto market is regulation. Many countries’ regulators are consistent in supporting the control and monitoring of crypto assets. These regulators always create laws to manage the industry and protect investors’ funds. California and New York are taking the lead in global crypto regulations. For instance, crypto companies in New York currently operate under a law mandating them to get a “BitLicense” before offering virtual asset services. The law has become operational in the State, although the current mayor Eric Adams is not supportive of the law. Related Reading: Dogecoin (DOGE) Is On Top Of Whales’ Menu – Here’s Why But apart from these top players, other States such as Arizona and Wyoming are also coming up with diverse crypto regulations. California Bill For Crypto Businesses And Exchange Another bill, like the BitLicense law, emerged in California. The “Digital Financial Assets Bill” will mandate exchanges and businesses in the industry to get a license from California regulators. This bill had earlier passed the assembly with a 71-0 vote. It also gave the senate and now awaits the Governor, Gavin Newsom, to sign it by September 30. Unfortunately, but surprisingly, Newsom vetoed the bill. The decision has surprised the regulators, but the crypto community is thrilled about it. Newsom wrote to the California State Assembly, stating that he would veto the bill. According to him, the crypto oversight bill is unsuitable for the State. The Governor believes that the crypto industry is gaining more popularity by the day. As such, there should be a transparent law protecting the citizens of the State. To achieve that, Newsom mentioned that his administration had researched the crypto industry to uncover protective approaches for investors. Therefore, signing a bill without cognizance of his research will be wrong. Also, he pointed out that the federal mid-term election is in the pipeline and should be completed first. Related Reading: Can WAVES Flow Back From Its Low Ebb And Reclaim $4.6? According to Newsom, the bill will draw tens of millions from the State’s general fund. This amount will be required in the cost-benefit analysis of the bill and will be accounted for during the State’s budgeting process. So, he suggests that the regulators wait for now and develop a flexible approach to strike a balance between innovation and protection. The Digital Asset Community Rejoices Every regulation in the crypto industry affects operations in one way or another. That’s why the community applauds Newsom’s actions to keep the bill. The Blockchain Association Jake Chervinsky applauded the Governor’s guts and strength in standing up to the State Assembly. Also, Miles Jennings from a16z praised Newsom for his support of Web3 in California. Featured image from Pixabay, chart from TradingView.com