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OpenSea Rocked By Scandal 🚨
The world’s biggest NFT marketplace has confirmed that one of its employees used insider knowledge to buy collectibles before they appeared on the homepage. OpenSea has described the incident as “incredibly disappointing,” and says a thorough investigation is going to take place. Employees have now been given a set of rules they must follow. The latest.
Bitcoin ATM Set on Fire in El Salvador 🔥
El Salvador’s Independence Day has been overshadowed by fresh protests against Bitcoin. A Chivo ATM was set on fire in the country’s capital — and windows were smashed. Yesterday marked the 200th anniversary of the country’s creation. The demonstrations suggest that critics of El Salvador embracing BTC as legal tender aren’t going down without a fight. Read more.
Vitalik Buterin Among Time’s Most Influential 🤩
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2021. In a glowing write-up, Reddit creator Alexis Ohanian described Buterin as a builder’s builder. He added that, without the 27-year-old, the internet wouldn’t be the place that it is today — and DeFi protocols and NFTs might not exist. Our story.
Coinbase Wants to Offer Crypto Futures 👀
Keen to diversify revenue streams, Coinbase has taken the first steps to becoming a registered futures commission merchant. It seems the company wants to move beyond spot trading by allowing people to bet on the future price of assets such as Bitcoin. On Twitter, the exchange says its ultimate goal is to “further grow the cryptoeconomy.” Read more.