Welcome again to Chain Response.
Final week on the podcast, we talked concerning the FTX collapse, which remains to be ongoing. This week, we’re taking a break from our Thursday information episode for Thanksgiving, however we had plenty of stories for you on the TechCrunch web site, together with some from our crypto occasion in Miami final week.
Earlier than we get into the nitty gritty, Anita needed to share a private observe:
Hello everybody! It feels bittersweet to share that my time at TechCrunch has come to an in depth, and with it, my involvement with the Chain Response e-newsletter and podcast. I’ve discovered a lot concerning the wild world of crypto alongside you all every week. I’m unhappy to say goodbye, however I do know you’ll be in nice arms with Jacquelyn and the remainder of the TechCrunch crew. As for me, please be happy to attach on Twitter, the place I’m sharing extra about my skilled subsequent steps. Thanks for studying and listening each week. I recognize you all a lot!
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this week in web3
Listed below are a few of the largest crypto tales TechCrunch has lined this week.
FTX’s bankruptcy hearing details prior control by ‘inexperienced and unsophisticated individuals’ (TC+)
Hearings that can decide the destiny of FTX, as soon as one of many largest crypto exchanges globally, started Tuesday within the U.S. Chapter Courtroom for the District of Delaware. “We’re right here on an unprecedented matter and I don’t say these phrases frivolously,” James Bromley, a associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and co-head of the agency’s world restructuring follow, stated throughout the listening to. “It is a first-day listening to properly over per week after they have been filed; that in itself is rare. However what we have now right here [ … ] is a special kind of animal.”
NFT marketplace Magic Eden integrates with Polygon to grow blockchain gaming
NFT market Magic Eden is integrating with the Ethereum scaling layer-2 blockchain Polygon to dive deeper into the blockchain gaming and NFT ecosystems, the businesses introduced on Tuesday. The growth goals to offer Magic Eden the flexibility to assist Polygon’s ecosystem of sport builders and creators. The Polygon community hosts a few of the largest web3 gaming initiatives and publishers like Ubisoft, Atari, Animoca Brands, Decentraland, Sandbox, amongst others.
FTX processed billions monthly in Africa before going bust
On November 14, Nestcoin, one of many startups main crypto and web3 efforts in Africa, introduced that it was laying off several employees. No less than 30 staff throughout numerous departments have been let go, whereas those that have been left on the firm had their salaries slashed by as a lot as 40%, in keeping with individuals aware of the matter. The information is, partially, linked to the downfall of crypto trade FTX, in keeping with chief govt officer Yele Bademosi.
Crypto firm Genesis says it has ‘no plans to file bankruptcy imminently’
Genesis, a digital belongings monetary companies agency, could also be in sizzling water because it seems to boost contemporary capital for its lending unit or doubtlessly face chapter if it may well’t, in keeping with a report by Bloomberg. “We’ve no plans to file chapter imminently,” a Genesis spokesperson stated in an emailed assertion to TechCrunch on Monday. “Our objective is to resolve the present scenario consensually with out the necessity for any chapter submitting. Genesis continues to have constructive conversations with collectors.”
Binance’s CZ on FTX: ‘We were the last straw that broke the camel’s back’
Binance co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, also referred to as CZ, commented on the collapse of FTX at TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto 2022. He performed down his private function within the collection of occasions that in the end led to FTX filing for bankruptcy. “I nonetheless don’t assume I’ve that a lot affect. I feel we have been the final straw that broke the camel’s again. It’s not a straw that’s actually sturdy,” he informed TechCrunch’s Anita Ramaswamy. “There’s a complete bunch of stuff that constructed as much as it. I simply could have occurred to be the very last thing that pushed it.”
the most recent pod
This week, we skipped the information episode because of good ol’ Thanksgiving as we talked about above. However, in Chain Response’s Tuesday episode we’re enjoying an excellent well timed recording from Anita’s panel on stage final week with Binance founder and CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao. CZ despatched quite a few shocks via the crypto ecosystem in current weeks so Anita dived into:
- His tweets about rival trade FTX that set off a firestorm and whether or not he anticipated their impression
- What Binance is doing to achieve consumer belief and exhibit transparency regardless of its regulatory troubles throughout the globe
- Binance’s income streams and technique to climate a crypto downturn that simply obtained a lot, a lot worse
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comply with the cash
- Carv valued at $40M as buyers race to again web3 identification builders
- Zulu banks $5M for its LatAm digital pockets amid shaky floor for crypto
- Gaming developer Thirdverse raises $15 million to construct web3 and VR gaming studio
- Privateness and Ethereum-focused infrastructure startup Nucleo, raises $4 million seed spherical led by Bain Capital Crypto and sixth Man Ventures
- NFT utility platform Tropee closed a €5 million in a seed spherical led by Tioga Capital
This listing was compiled with data from Messari in addition to TechCrunch’s personal reporting.