Things to Know About Axie Infinity

 Axie Infinity is a decentralized game and digital collectibles platform built on the Ethereum Blockchain. It allows players to breed, buy, sell, and train Axie creatures. The game revolves around trading and collecting digital creatures called Axies. Each creature has unique attributes such as size, color, markings, and more. These attributes are called “traits,” They can be passed down to offspring when two parents breed together. The offspring will then have traits from both parents (and possibly other traits inherited from other ancestors). Players can make money by selling their…

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Coinbase is facing class action suits over unstable stablecoins GYEN, TerraUSD

A class-action suit was filed against Coinbase on Thursday claiming the trading platform was negligent in its listing of the TerraUSD stablecoin and alleging that it failed to disclose its financial relationship with Terraform Labs. This is the second class-action suit outstanding against Coinbase. A suit was filed last month in connection with the depegging of GYEN in November.  Thursday’s suit alleges Coinbase was negligent for failing to conduct due diligence of Terraform Labs before it listed TerraUSD and misrepresenting TerraUSD’s risk as an algorithmic stablecoin. The suit compares the…

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Stablecoins highlight ‘structural fragilities’ of crypto — Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve’s board of governors pointed to stablecoins as a potential risk to financial stability amid a volatile crypto market. In its Monetary Policy Report released on Friday, the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System said “the collapse in the value of certain stablecoins” — likely referring to TerraUSD (UST) becoming unpegged from the United States dollar in May — in addition to “recent strains” in the digital asset market suggested “structural fragilities.” The government department pointed to the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets report from…

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5 indicators traders can use to know when a crypto bear market is ending

The bull market is gone and the reality of a long crypto winter is surely giving traders a bad case of the shivers. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has fallen to lows not even the bears expected, and some investors are likely scratching their heads and wondering how BTC will come back from this epic decline.  Prices are dropping daily, and the current question on everyone’s mind is: “when will the market bottom and how long will the bear market last?” While it’s impossible to predict when the bear market will end,…

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Crypto carnage pushes Celsius, Three Arrows Capital closer to insolvency, June 9-16

The 2022 version of crypto winter has been unlike anything we’ve seen before. As I warned last month, the meltdown of the Terra ecosystem didn’t end with Luna Classic (LUNC) hitting zero. The biggest threat was contagion. As the dust began to settle, we finally got a glimpse of who was left holding the bag. Crypto lender Celsius and Singapore-based venture firm Three Arrows Capital suffered heavy losses during the debacle. These firms, once a staple of the budding crypto industry, now risk demise following weeks of massive selloffs in…

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Three Arrow Capital and Celsius fall brings a tsunami of sell-off in DeFi

This past week, the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem faced the brunt of the bears fueled by liquidation rumors of Three Arrow Capital (3AC) and Celsius liquidations. MakerDAO decided to cut off Aave (AAVE) from its direct deposit module as a safeguard in light of the possibility that Celsius folds and crashes the price of staked Ether (stETH). Trading firm 8 Blocks Capital called out to platforms holding funds owned by 3AC to freeze the assets as rumors of 3AC’s insolvency stay afloat. Micheal Saylor believes Bitcoin (BTC) and the Lightning…

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Three Arrows Capital (3AC) Liquidated for Millions as It Fails to Meet Margin Calls

The latest development around venture firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC) is that it has reportedly failed to meet margin calls from lenders. This has once again brought up the potential risk of the firm going into insolvency after it was severely hit by the crypto market meltdown earlier in the week. The report also cited that BlockFi, a crypto lender, was one of several companies that liquidated some of Three Arrows Capital’s positions. The speculations surrounding the company continue to gather momentum after several sources revealed that the company is…

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Market selling might ease, but traders are on the sidelines until BTC confirms $20K as support

The total crypto market capitalization fell off a cliff between June 10 and 13 as it broke below $1 trillion for the first time since January 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) fell by 28% within a week and Ether (ETH) faced an agonizing 34.5% correction. Total crypto market cap, USD billion. Source: TradingView Presently, the total crypto capitalization is at $890 million, a 24.5% negative performance since June 10. That certainly raises the question of how the two leading crypto assets managed to underperform the remaining coins. The answer lies in the…

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Senators join chorus of disapproval of ‘backdoor regulation’ in SEC staff accounting bulletin

United States Senator Bill Hagerty has sent a letter, cosigned by four other Republican senators, to Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commission chair Gary Gensler urging the withdrawal of a staff accounting bulletin, referred to as SAB 121, issued by the agency March 31. According to the senators, the bulletin amounts to “regulation disguised as staff guidance” and does not adhere to the Administrative Procedure Act. SAB 121 provides guidance on accounting and disclosure for companies that safeguard clients’ crypto assets and allow them to perform transactions with them. The bulletin…

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Sweeping layoffs, hiring, and firing as crypto prices take a massive downturn

Many in the crypto world have been glued to their screens with eyes dead set on financial conditions this week. That isn’t the case for everyone though, as thousands are suddenly experiencing woes of sudden unemployment. Words of encouragement and sympathy also poured out across Twitter and LinkedIn consoling individuals released from their responsibilities. Some expressed frustration, confusion, and anger while others expressed gratitude, renewed vision, and reflections. My heart is with those recently laid off. I too have been one of the lucky ones to be spared by massive…

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