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While the FTX Co-Founder Claims He 'Wasn’t Running Alameda,' SBF…

While the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has done numerous interviews, during these discussions he’s explained on numerous occasions that as far as Alameda Research is concerned, he “wasn’t running Alameda.”

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Bitcoin's Total Hashrate Slides Lower in December as BTC Miners Str…

While bitcoin prices have been lower than the estimated cost of bitcoin production, the network’s hashrate has dropped a great deal since mid-November. Presently, the total hashrate dedicated to the Bitcoin network is coasting along at 236 exahash per second (EH/s) after dropping below the 200 EH/s range six days ago.

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BNB Chain-Based Defi Protocol Ankr Suffers Major Exploit

Decentralized Web3 infrastructure provider Ankr has become the latest victim of a hacking attack targeting the defi space. The perpetrators who hit the platform were able to mint and steal a massive amount of tokens in a multimillion-dollar exploit.

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Animoca Brands Plans $2 Billion Metaverse Fund to Support Establish…

Animoca Brands, the parent company of metaverse projects like The Sandbox, has announced it plans to launch a $2 billion metaverse fund. The new fund, which would be focused on returns for potential investors wanting to get more Web3-related capital exposure, will focus its activities on companies in the mid-to-late investment stages.

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SBF Was 'Delusional,' Will 'Spend Time in Jail' Says Galaxy's Mike…

Galaxy Digital’s CEO Mike Novogratz talked to Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s Squawk Box and gave his reaction to Sam Bankman-Fried’s (SBF) recent New York Times (NYT) Dealbook Summit interview. Novogratz said that SBF was “delusional” and insisted that the former FTX CEO needs to be prosecuted and further said, “he will spend time in jail.”

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Italy Wants to Tax Crypto Gains at 26% From 2023

The new government of Italy plans to impose a 26% tax on capital gains from crypto trading, according to the draft budget for next year. The center-right coalition in power is also preparing to oblige Italians to declare their digital assets and pay 14% on their holdings.

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Russian Billionaire and Crypto Businessman Dies in Helicopter Crash…

Russian financier and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Vyacheslav Taran has been killed in a helicopter crash on French territory. The accident marks the latest in a series of deaths of crypto executives and adds another name to a list of Russian billionaires who died this year under mysterious circumstances.

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Bitget Takes on World Cup 2022 with Messi to Inject Confidence in S…

The leading exchange expands the team globally as Messi leads Argentina to the round of 16.

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Former FTX Boss Speaks at Dealbook Event, Says He 'Didn’t Knowing…

On Nov. 30, 2022, the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) discussed FTX’s collapse at the New York Times’ Dealbook Summit with Andrew Ross Sorkin in his first live-appearance interview since the crypto exchange’s downfall.

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Binance Acquires Licensed Japanese Crypto Exchange — Prepares to En…

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has acquired a regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and is now preparing to enter the Japanese crypto market as a regulated entity. “The Japanese market will play a key role in the future of cryptocurrency adoption,” said the general manager of Binance Japan.

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Sam Bankman-Fried Interview Reveals Dark Donations to Republicans,…

On Nov. 29, 2022, the crypto supporter and reporter, Tiffany Fong, published an interview with the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) that was recorded 13 days before the interview was released. During the interview, SBF discussed who he thinks may have hacked FTX and he further denied he had a backdoor installed to funnel funds between FTX and Alameda Research.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Technical Analysis: BTC Moves Above $17,000 on We…

Bitcoin moved to $17,000 on Wednesday, as markets continued to digest the U.S. consumer confidence report. Confidence amongst consumers fell to its lowest level since July, despite inflation easing in the world’s largest economy. Ethereum remained higher, edging closer to $1,300.

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Elon Musk Says Apple Has Threatened to Withhold Twitter From App St…

  

Tech giant Apple has threatened to withhold Twitter from its app store, according to Tesla CEO and Twitter chief Elon Musk. The billionaire added: “This is a battle for the future of civilization. If free speech is lost even in America, tyranny is all that lies ahead.”

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Veteran Investor Mark Mobius Expects Bitcoin Price to Fall to $10,000

Veteran investor Mark Mobius, the founder of Mobius Capital, expects the price of bitcoin to fall to $10,000. Nonetheless, he said: “Crypto is here to stay as there are several investors who still have faith in it.”

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NFT Sales Jumped 22% Higher This Month With $568 Million in NFTs So…

  

Non-fungible token (NFT) sales have shown improvement during the last month as 30-day statistics show NFT sales are up 22.37% higher than the month prior. During the last seven days, NFT sales are up 5.13% higher than the week before.

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President of Bank of Brazil Shows 'Open Finance' Digital Real Conce…

Roberto Campos Neto, president of the Bank of Brazil, explained the role that the Brazilian central bank digital currency (CBDC), the digital real, might play in the future of personal finance. At an event, Neto explained the concept of “open finance,” showing a “super app” that featured PIX (a payments network) functionality, and also integration with other stablecoins already available.

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Blockchain Pilgrimage: Regulating Crypto 'Should Be Combined With E…

The collapse of Do Kwon’s Terra empire in May, and Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX in early November 2022, will be remembered as two incidents that put the crypto industry on the back foot. It is now widely expected that regulators around the world will use the two incidents to justify the establishment of regulatory regimes that are likely to stifle further innovation.

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Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Expected to Drop Significantly, Retarge…

Bitcoin miners could catch a break in a week or so, on or around Dec. 5, 2022, as the next difficulty retarget is expected to see a significantly large reduction. Estimates show the next difficulty retarget could drop anywhere between 6.13% and 10% lower.

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Mark Cuban: If I Were Sam Bankman-Fried, I'd Be Afraid of Going to…

The billionaire owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks and a Stark Tank star, Mark Cuban, says that if he were the former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, he would be afraid of going to jail for a long time. “I talked to the guy and thought he was smart … I had no idea he was going to take other people’s money and put it to his personal use,” Cuban said.

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Biggest Movers: DOGE Down 10%, XRP Extends Declines

Dogecoin was down by as much as 10% to start the week, as the token retreated from Sunday’s high. The meme coin raced to a three-week high over the weekend, however bulls appeared to have abandoned their positions, opting to secure profits. Xrp, formerly known as ripple, fell for a third straight session on Monday.

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Salvadoran Group Files Lawsuits Against President Nayib Bukele on L…

Cristosal, a Salvadoran nonprofit human rights organization, has filed three lawsuits related to President Nayib Bukele’s management of public funds to purchase bitcoin. The processes are being run before several national and international bodies, and call for the government to offer information on these purchases.

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Argentina to Revamp Anti Money Laundering Law, Proposes Creation of…

Argentina is preparing to revamp its anti-money laundering and terrorism financing law. It has proposed to include the creation of a registry for virtual asset services providers (VASPs) in the country as part of the new modifications. The changes would prepare the country for the review that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is slated to do on the subject next year.

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Report: Nigerian Crypto Exchange Quidax Cuts Its Workforce by 20%

As it reels from the effects of what it termed a global economic downturn, the Nigerian digital asset exchange platform, Quidax, recently said it had laid off employees who constituted 20% of its workforce. Despite the layoffs, Quidax reportedly told its customers it is ‘not going anywhere, anytime soon.”

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WEMIX Delisting: South Korean Crypto Exchange Upbit Accused of Inst…

According to the CEO of Wemade, Henry Chang, the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit was the brains behind the Digital Asset Exchange Joint Consultative Body (DAXA)’s decision to delist WEMIX. The Wemade CEO accused Upbit of applying different standards and of failing to furnish his company with the token supply guidelines.

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Billionaire Bill Ackman Discusses Crypto Regulation — Says Industry…

Billionaire Bill Ackman has warned that the crypto industry needs to self-police or it risks being shut down. He added that regulators need more resources to police the bad actors in the crypto space and will likely take years to catch up.

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Coinbase: Institutional Investors Increased Allocations During Cryp…

A recent survey sponsored by the Nasdaq-listed crypto exchange Coinbase shows that institutional investors increased their allocations during the crypto winter. The firm emphasized that there is “a strong signal of the acceptance of crypto as an asset class” and “the price outlook over the long term remains positive.”

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Venezuelan Currency Plunges Almost 40% Against the US Dollar, Analy…

The Venezuelan fiat currency, the bolivar, has lost almost 40% in its exchange rate against the U.S. dollar in a month. According to reports, the seasonal payments that the government has to make, and the lack of liquidity of the government to intervene in the currency market are part of the equation leading to this, however, some also include crypto as part of the problem.

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A Dozen Digital Assets Record Double-Digit Gains as Crypto Markets…

At the time of writing the global cryptocurrency market capitalization is hovering around $842 billion on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Bitcoin prices consolidated since the start of the week, as seven-day stats indicate the price of bitcoin has dropped by 0.02% this week.

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Elon Musk Plans to Launch Alternative Phone if Apple, Google Boot T…

Tesla CEO and Twitter boss Elon Musk says he will make an alternative phone if Apple and Google boot Twitter from their app stores. Many people want him to go ahead with a phone launch even if Apple and Google do not deplatform Twitter.

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Robert Kiyosaki: I'm Still Bullish on Bitcoin — Crypto Cannot Be…

The famous author of the best-selling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, is still bullish on bitcoin despite the collapse of crypto exchange FTX. He stressed that the cryptocurrency cannot be blamed for the actions of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.

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