🌒 DeFiance Founder Had ‘No Visibility’ on Three Arrows’ Condition: Statement

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Three Arrows Collapse

🌒 DeFiance Founder Had ‘No Visibility’ on Three Arrows’ Condition: Statement

By Aleksandar Gilbert


AFFECTED DeFiance Capital said it has been “materially affected” by the liquidation of Three Arrows Capital in a statement released Friday. The investment firm sought to distance founder Arthur Cheong from the failed $10B crypto hedge fund.

ASSETS “Arthur Cheong is committed to taking all necessary steps to protect, preserve and recover all assets which are and were owned in the context of DC’s business,” the statement read.

COLLAPSE A court in the British Virgin islands placed Three Arrows into liquidation at the end of June. The fund, which championed the idea of a “super-cycle” that would make Bitcoin and other digital tokens worth millions of dollars, suffered heavy losses from the collapse of the Terra network in May.


NFT Roundup

📈 GameStop’s NFT Marketplace Leapfrogs Coinbase’s In Less Than 48 Hours

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By yyctrader


When GameStop said that it would launch an NFT marketplace earlier this year, many in the web3 community were sceptical of the meme stonk retailer’s plans.

Yet, in just two days since going live, GameStop’s NFT marketplace has seen more sales activity than the much-vaunted Coinbase NFT has managed in the two months since it launched.

The top 50 collections have generated over 3,500 ETH ($4M) in sales volumes, according to the website. The action is dominated by the MetaBoy collection, which accounts for just under a third of the total volume.


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The Merge

👀 Ethereum Still On Track For Mid-September Merge

By Aleksandar Gilbert

NEWS Ethereum developers have doubled down on a mid-September target for the Merge during a conference call held on Thursday.

CRITIQUES The Merge is Ethereum’s highly anticipated transition from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. It’s expected to slash the blockchain’s energy use and, therefore, carbon emissions, by as much as 99%, addressing one of the primary critiques of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

TARGET DATE While discussing a series of steps that must be taken before the Merge, the Ethereum Foundation’s Tim Beiko, who organizes meetings of the network’s core developers, suggested a target date of September 19. No objections were raised to the suggested timeline.


DeFi Explainers

🤔 What Is a DEX?

A Primer on How Decentralized Exchanges Work and Why They're Important

By Rahul Nambiampurath


INTERFACE Decentralized exchanges (DEXs) are the cornerstone application of smart contracts and blockchain technology. While Bitcoin popularized blockchain, Ethereum popularized smart contracts by tying them to a web interface and delivering dApps.

LIQUIDITY These dApps are capable of replicating the entire financial industry, from borrowing to lending to exchanging assets, in this case, on a DEX. These applications make it possible to exchange one cryptocurrency for another without a centralized organization that provides liquidity.

QUADRILLION To fully understand how DEXs work, we must explore how exchanges operate in the TradFi world. Stock markets and foreign exchange of currencies rely on large financial institutions to maintain the flow of assets. The forex market is the world’s largest financial arena — it’s worth $2.4 quadrillion, with a daily volume of $6.6T.


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🔗 DeFiance Capital Has Been 'Materially Affected' by Three Arrows Liquidation

Crypto hedge fund DeFiance Capital said it was "materially affected" and "prejudiced" by the liquidation of rival fund Three Arrows Capital.

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🔗 See You in Court, Anon: UK Judge Allows Lawsuits via NFT Airdrop: Decrypt

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