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FTX US Launches Stock Trading for Select Users

The US arm of the cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, is going old school with the launch of its new stock-trading service for a limited number of users in the country. The new offering is being released through FTX Capital Markets, which happens to be a FINRA member broker-dealer. Push for Stock Trading According to the official announcement, the platform plans to expand its functionality to all US users over the next months. FTX Stocks will enable users to trade and invest in...

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Jack Dorsey Responds to SBF’s Comments on Bitcoin Scaling and Proof of Work

Jack Dorsey was not pleased with FTX CEO Sam Bankman Fried (SBF)’s recent criticisms of Bitcoin’s viability as a payments system. The Block Head confronted him yesterday over his failure to acknowledge the lightning network and provided defense for the necessity of mining. SBF’s Interview The conflict began when SBF responded to some backlash over his comments about Bitcoin in an interview with the Financial Times. While he stood by his claim that Bitcoin cannot sustain high...

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SBF-Funded Political Action Committee Vows to Bring an ‘Orange Wave’ in Washington

American politics has been historically partisan, but crypto may start bringing new changes. As the midterm election is approaching, digital asset firms and organizations are ramping up their lobbying machine, betting heavily on pro-crypto candidates who could potentially bring favorable policies to the industry. The Financial Freedom PAC vows to create an “orange wave” in Washington by 2024. The Orange Wave May Start from Ohio & Oregon In Ohio’s primary election, bitcoin...

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FTX CEO Frustrated With Allegations About Russians Using Crypto to Bypass Sanctions

With the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, cryptocurrencies have taken a few roles, being sent as donations to aid the attacked nation but also in speculations that Russian oligarchs used such assets to bypass sanctions. However, community insiders continue to refute these allegations, and the latest to do so was FTX’s founder – Sam Bankman-Fried. SBF’s Frustration It’s been almost a month since Russia launched its “special military operation” against its Eastern...

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FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Weighs in on Russian Sanction Violations

As the war continued to rage, ruble-denominated Bitcoin values rose sharply. Authorities are now looking for ways to minimize use in dodging financial sanctions. And while the recent activity demonstrated that a collapsing ruble might be driving Russians into Bitcoin, FTX CEO – Sam Bankman-Fried – believes the sanctions have made it difficult for them to access digital assets. In the latest interview with CNBC, SBF acknowledged witnessing an enormous amount of digital asset...

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FTX Launches $100M+ Humanitarian Fund For Investments And Grants

FTX Foundation – a philanthropic fund by FTX Exchange – recently announced its ‘Future Fund’, which will support various organizations working on projects that empower the future of humanity. Among other things, these include developments in artificial intelligence, economic growth, improved power relations, and safety from catastrophic bio-risk. The Future Fund FTX revealed its multi-million dollar fund in a blog post from its site on Monday. It provided a long list of over...

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FTX Valuation Hits $32 Billion Following a $400 Million Funding Round: Report

Days after its US branch raised $400 million, so has done the global exchange FTX. Thus, its total valuation grew to $32 billion. CryptoPotato reported last week the funding round in which FTX US raised $400 million from different investors such as Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. Less than a week later, CNBC reported that the new funding round for the global digital asset exchange FTX saw participation from some of the same investors. With this...

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FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried: Solana Is Better Than Other Blockchains Despite Multiple Outages

Despite the multiple outages that the Solana network suffered in recent months, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) believes the high-performance blockchain is still better than other networks in the industry. The latest Solana network outage happened on Friday and lasted for more than 48 hours, causing DeFi users who borrowed funds from lending platforms to suffer forced liquidation. According to Solana’s team, Friday’s incident resulted from “excessive duplicate transactions”...

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10 Most Influential Crypto People of 2021 

2021 was indeed an eventful year for the cryptocurrency industry. Many milestones were achieved within the last 12 months. We saw an influx of institutional investors adopting crypto assets, especially Bitcoin, as a hedge against inflation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) became a thing for celebrities and retail investors, with billions of dollars traded in exchange for different digital collectibles. While the landmark growth of the industry was championed by different players,...

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