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Why digital assets need better infrastructure and risk management

Investor confidence may be shaken, but crypto is here to stay, writes Alex Manson of Standard Chartered’s SC Ventures. Here’s how to restore trust and make the sector more resilient.
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Coinbase Custody holds 635,000 BTC on behalf of Grayscale that refuses to share proof of reserves

Coinbase Custody Trust, the institutional investment arm of Coinbase Global, holds 635,000 BTC on behalf of Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, according to a note by Coinbase Custody CEO Aaron Schnarch. Digital investment firm Grayscale has also declined to share proof of reserves, citing security concerns.
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FTX Japan readies for resumption of withdrawals by end-2022: report

FTX Japan, a subsidiary of the now-bankrupt FTX.com, is preparing to resume withdrawals by the end of 2022 to Japanese customers, said an unnamed FTX Japan executive to local broadcaster NHK
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Singapore’s central bank says not possible to protect local users from FTX fallout

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Monday that it was not possible for the central bank to protect local users from FTX’s collapse as the crypto exchange operated offshore and was not licensed by MAS.
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Markets: Bitcoin, other tokens add to losses in Asia trading Monday

Bitcoin and Ether extended their losses through late Asian trading on Monday, as did all the top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Dogecoin was the biggest loser. 
Night skyline of Seoul and Bitcoin gold token | S. Korea mulls requirement for digital asset exchanges to compensate sudden withdrawal suspension | south korea, south korea crypto

S. Korea mulls requirement for digital asset exchanges to compensate sudden withdrawal suspension

South Korea’s FSC is considering a requirement that crypto exchanges offset investor losses for the sudden suspension of withdrawal services.
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Bitcoin mining difficulty reaches all-time-high despite slump in price, FTX woes

Bitcoin mining difficulty rose 0.51% to an all-time-high in Monday’s biweekly adjustment, according to BTC.com.
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FTX failed because of humans, not crypto

Human greed and deception led to FTX’s fall. That’s why the antidote is not more regulations but could be found in blockchain’s original promises, writes Marieke Flament, CEO of NEAR Foundation.
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SEC gets support from New Sports Economy Institute in XRP lawsuit against Ripple

The U.S. SEC has received support from sports investing group New Sports Economy Institute, which submitted its amicus brief on Friday to weigh in on the ongoing lawsuit between the SEC and Ripple.
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S.Korea examines exchange native tokens after FTX meltdown

S.Korean authorities are looking into self-issued cryptocurrencies that may exist within local exchanges following FTX.com’s FTT-led liquidity crisis.
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FTX owes US$3.1 billion to top 50 unnamed creditors, court filing shows

Collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading Ltd. and its affiliates owe their 50 largest creditors about US$3.1 billion, according to a court filing. The creditors were not named.
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Input Output announces privacy-centric blockchain and token on Cardano

Input Output Global Inc. (IOG), the firm behind the Cardano blockchain, is releasing a new data-protection and privacy-centric blockchain and accompanying token.
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Bankrupt crypto exchange FTX launches strategic review of assets

Eight days after FTX Trading and some 101 affiliated companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a strategic review of the group’s global assets was set in motion.
PFAEFFIKON, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 05: The office building of the London-Based Man Group, one of the world's largest traded hedge fund, is pictured on October 5, 2009 in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland. Due to lower taxes and less regulation the small Swiss town on the shores of lake Zurich has become a hedge fund hot spot. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Man Group plans crypto hedge fund despite FTX, market turmoil: report

The world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, Man Group Plc, plans to launch a cryptocurrency exclusive fund.
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea | South Korea, Singapore, Japan biggest users of FTX pre-collapse, says CoinGecko report | ftx bankruptcy, ftx collapse, sam bankman fried

South Korea, Singapore, Japan biggest users of FTX pre-collapse, says CoinGecko

South Korea, Singapore and Japan were the biggest users of FTX.com based on the number of monthly unique visitors from January to October 2022
Bitcoins sitting on top of US$100 bills. | Markets: Bitcoin, other crypto start week lower as FTX collapse continues rumble through the industry

Markets: Bitcoin, other crypto start week lower as FTX collapse continues rumble through the industry

Bitcoin and Ether both fell in Monday morning trading in Asia along with all of the top 10 non-stablecoin cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.
FTX logo and people in office under distress | FTX liquidity crunch leads to contagion fears; latest updates and commentary | ftx, sam bankman fried, ftx liquidity crisis

FTX, Alameda failures likely triggered by Terra-Luna collapse, says blockchain analytics firm Nansen

FTX’’s failure to keep its sister company Alameda Research solvent was likely attributed to the liquidity crunch brought on by the Terra-LUNA collapse, according to Nansen.
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Taiwan’s top three crypto exchanges say operations unaffected amid FTX fallout

Taiwan’s three largest cryptocurrency exchanges have said their operations were unaffected by the fallout of FTX and will work to release proof of assets as soon as possible.
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FTX requests Chapter 15 bankruptcy case moved to Delaware, hearing on Tuesday

FTX Trading will be at a hearing on Nov. 22 in a bankruptcy court in Delaware, as the troubled exchange seeks to transfer a related case from New York to the Delaware court, according to a court filing.
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Ethereum software developer ConsenSys co-launches Ethereum Climate Platform at COP27

Core Ethereum contributor ConsenSys co-launched the Ethereum Climate Platform (ECP) at the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt.
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HK crypto over-the-counter service Genesis Block to end trading: Reuters

Genesis Block, a cryptocurrency over-the-counter trading service in Hong Kong, will close its trading portal on Dec. 10, Reuters reported on Friday citing an email the company sent to customers.
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Crypto exchange Bullish says it has no exposure to FTX

Crypto exchange Bullish has said it does not have any exposure to now-bankrupt FTX and Alameda Research, and expects FTX’s bankruptcy to have no impact on Bullish’s operations. The exchange is operated by Bullish (GI) Limited and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. 
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Bahamas regulator orders transfer of all FTX digital assets to government wallet

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (Commission) on Nov. 12 ordered the transfer of all digital assets of FTX Digital Markets to a digital wallet controlled by the Commission, for “safekeeping,” in an announcement on Nov. 17.
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Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise as most top 10 cryptos rally

Bitcoin and Ether inched up in Friday evening trade in Asia with most other top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, excluding stablecoins. Dogecoin and Solana lost ground for a second consecutive day.
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Binance to re-bid on bankrupt crypto lender Voyager: report

Binance.US is preparing to re-bid for bankrupt lending platform Voyager Digital’s assets, according to a CoinDesk report.
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FTX’s Alameda, affiliates had US$5 bln in liabilities end of Sept, court filing shows

Alameda Research and its affiliates had about US$5.1 billion in liabilities as of Sept. 30, according to a bankruptcy court filing dated Nov. 17.
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Genesis crypto broker freezes withdrawals; Winklevoss’s Gemini, S. Korea’s GOPAX exchanges affected

The Genesis brokerage arm of the Digital Currency Group is one of the latest cryptocurrency platforms to lock down withdrawals following the bankruptcy of crypto exchange FTX, and the freeze is spreading.
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Terra cofounder Daniel Shin denies $100 mln LUNA cashout: report

Terra cofounder Daniel Shin reportedly told S.Korean prosecutors during an investigation on Thursday that he did not sell LUNA at a high point.
gopax logo and falling dominoes | FTX contagion reaches Korea: local exchange GOPAX halts Genesis-backed DeFi service | ftx, genesis, genesis crypto, gopax

FTX contagion in S.Korea: GOPAX halts Genesis-backed DeFi

S.Korean crypto exchange GOPAX halted withdrawal of principal and interest payments in its DeFi service which brokers products from Genesis.
Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers speaks during a budget lockup press conference. | Australia to update cryptocurrency rules after FTX collapse, AFR reports

Australia to revamp cryptocurrency rules after FTX collapse

The country is one of the first to say it will act to set up regulations to prevent a collapse similar to FTX, which filed for bankruptcy protection and froze the assets of hundreds of thousands of investors.
Stacks of Bitcoin and money on a black background. | Markets: Bitcoin flat, most crypto top 10 fall as Fed indicates further rate rises

Markets: Bitcoin flat, most crypto top 10 fall as Fed indicates further rate rises

Bitcoin traded little changed Friday morning in Asia, while Ether fell along with most other non-stablecoin top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.
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New FTX chief says lack of controls at bankrupt exchange ‘unprecedented’

John J. Ray III, a Chicago-based lawyer and the new CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, has criticized the lack of “appropriate corporate governance” across FTX Group companies under Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of FTX. 
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China’s state blockchain infrastructure Xinghuo BIF partners Malaysian MyEG to fuel global push

China’s state blockchain infrastructure Xinghuo Blockchain Infrastructure and Facility has signed an agreement with Malaysian digital service provider MY E.G. Services Berhad to own and operate an “international supernode,” as China continues its international blockchain push.
Terraform Labs cofounders Daniel Shin (left) and Do Kwon (right) | South Korea freezes Terra cofounder Daniel Shin’s US$104 mln in assets; CEO Do Kwon tweets he was wrong, not fraudulent | do kwon news, daniel shin news, ftx, terraform labs

South Korea freezes Terra cofounder Daniel Shin’s US$104 mln in assets; CEO Do Kwon tweets he was wrong, not fraudulent

Terra’s former executive Daniel Shin’s US$100 million were frozen on Thursday; Do Kwon tweets that the Terra team did everything to save UST
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Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch says proof of reserves shows sufficient reserves to match clients’ stake

Indian crypto exchange CoinSwitch’s proof of reserves summary, that was shared on Thursday, stated that as of Nov. 4, the exchange’s overall holdings of crypto and fiat balances in Indian Rupees (INR) exceeded those held by the exchange on behalf of its users.
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Ripple gets support from Blockchain Association in XRP lawsuit against SEC

U.S. lobby group Blockchain Association, along with other institutions and firms, have formally filed amici briefs to support Ripple Labs Inc. in the ongoing lawsuit between the U.S. SEC and Ripple.
Pile of shining Bitcoins | Bitcoin hits year low, Ether slumps as Binance rescue of FTX unnerves investors

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall along with top 10 cryptos, led by Polygon’s Matic

Bitcoin fell during Wednesday afternoon trading in Asia along with all other top 10 cryptocurrencies, excluding stablecoins, led by declines in Polygon’s Matic.
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Sam Bankman-Fried regrets bankruptcy filing, blames “messy accounting”: Vox interview

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the FTX, says he regrets the company’s bankruptcy filing, blamed the downfall on “messy accounting” and criticized regulators.
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Binance denies UK lawmaker’s allegation it deliberately tripped up FTX

In a submission to the U.K. Parliamentary Treasury Committee, Binance denied that it deliberately sought to sink competitor crypto exchange FTX.
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Class action lawsuit targets SBF, celebrity FTX endorsers Tom Brady, Naomi Osaka and others

Sam Bankman-Fried and roughly a dozen of the embattled exchange’s celebrity endorsers are the subject of a class action lawsuit filed by FTX users.
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How Hong Kong and Singapore can make Asia the center of crypto’s future

Yes, there is rivalry between the two global finance hubs. But their strengths are also complementary for Asia to become an even bigger crypto powerhouse, writes Lily Z. King.
temasek logo and falling dollar bills | Singapore’s Temasek writes off US$275M in FTX | temasek singapore, ftx, sam bankman fried

Singapore’s Temasek writes off US$275 mln in FTX

Temasek says its belief in Sam Bankman-Fried may have been ‘misplaced.’
Bitcoins sitting on top of money. | Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall as FTX implosion, job cuts in tech industry cloud outlook

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether fall as FTX implosion, job cuts in tech industry cloud outlook

Bitcoin and Ether prices fell in Thursday morning trading in Asia along with all other top 10 tokens by market capitalization, excluding stablecoins.
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Vitalik Buterin sounds warning over risks of DeFi

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin has sounded a warning against the pitfalls of decentralized finance (DeFi) and self-custody, namely of bugs in smart contract code.
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Crypto winter may last until end of 2023: Coinbase research

The collapse of FTX may extend crypto winter to the end of 2023, according to a monthly outlook report by U.S.-based crypto exchange Coinbase dated Nov. 15.  
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Crypto exchanges see record-high week of BTC outflows, following FTX saga

Bitcoin outflows from centralized crypto exchanges rose to a historic high this week, as investors turned to self-custody options following the collapse of FTX.
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Binance gets Abu Dhabi regulator’s nod to offer crypto custody services

Binance, world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has obtained Financial Services Permission from Abu Dhabi’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), to provide custody to professional clients in and from the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial center of the UAE’s capital.
FTX collapse leaves investors jittery over crypto contagion

FTX collapse leaves investors jittery over crypto contagion

Top blockchain and crypto news: FTX fallout spooks sector. Crypto.com’s $400 million ‘accident.’ Hong Kong’s new digital asset drive.
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Mastodon is the hot new alternative to Twitter: Can it decentralize social media?

Can decentralized platform Mastodon, named after an extinct elephant, replace the little blue bird that has dominated the world’s social media landscape for over a decade?
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Markets: Bitcoin inches up, Ether falls; most top 10 crypto rebound

Bitcoin inched up during Wednesday afternoon trade in Asia while most of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, excluding stablecoins, rallied from recent losses.
Korbit logo, bitcoin background | Korbit is first South Korean exchange to disclose full crypto reserves, post-FTX debacle | korbit, ftx, bankruptcy

Korbit is first South Korean exchange to disclose full crypto reserves, post-FTX debacle

Korbit, one of South Korea’s five fully licensed crypto exchanges, announced Wednesday that it will reveal its full list of crypto reserves.
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USDC stablecoin issuer Circle expects slower growth over Binance’s BUSD conversion

Circle, the issuer of U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin USDC, has said that stronger competition in the stablecoin market is likely to pressure Circle stablecoins, thereby slowing its growth and weighing on the financial outlook of the company. 
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Who is exposed to FTX? A running compilation on a rapidly moving target

The number of creditors with claims on the collapsed FTX cryptocurrency exchange and its affiliates may run into the hundreds of thousands and possibly more than 1 million.
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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried to potentially face questioning in US: report

The former CEO of FTX may face questioning by authorities in the U.S. as scrutiny over the role he played in the exchange’s sudden collapse and bankruptcy intensifies.
aax logo in black background | AAX crypto exchange at risk of capital deficit, says market vulnerable from FTX collapse | aax exchange, ftx, blockfi, ben caselin

AAX crypto exchange at risk of capital deficit, says market vulnerable from FTX collapse

AAX wants to reopen withdrawal services with additional capital, while VP Caselin told Forkast AAX is caught in a market-wide vulnerability.

NFT platform, art collective launch collaboration in aid of Ukraine

NFT platform laCollection has launched a series of collaborations with international artists to raise funds for Ukrainian cultural institutions.
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Terra cofounder Daniel Shin’s Chai Corp. raided by S.Korean authorities

Daniel Shin’s Chai Corporation, which partnered with Terraform Labs in 2019, is accused of violating capital market rules in past dealings with Terra.
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Crypto lender BlockFi faces possible failure amid FTX collapse, WSJ says

BlockFi Inc. is preparing for possible bankruptcy filings after it acknowledged “significant exposure” to bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX.com.
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Japan investment manager SoftBank reportedly writes down stake in FTX to zero

Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group is having an awful year on the investment front and has now been hit by the FTX failure.
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Trezor, Ledger report surge in hard wallet sales amid FTX meltdown

What to do when one of the world’s most trusted crypto exchanges implodes? For many it’s finding a safer place for their assets, and that is typically hardware wallets.
A pile of Bitcoins on a black Background. | Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise amid positive inflation data, despite reports of Russian missile strikes in Poland.

Markets: Bitcoin, Ether rise amid positive inflation data, despite reports of Russian missile strikes in Poland

Bitcoin and Ether rose on Wednesday morning in Asia amid reports of alleged Russian missile strikes on Poland while inflationary data out of the U.S. provided support.
FTX, authorities investigate potential US$477 mln theft

FTX hacker becomes 35th largest Ethereum holder

The address associated with the FTX hack swapped US$48.2 million worth of DAI stablecoins to 37,570 Ether and became the 35th largest holder of the world’s second-largest crypto.
DeFi’s real estate revolution: The rise of tokenization

DeFi’s real estate revolution: The rise of tokenization

The tokenization of property in DeFi differs greatly from the securitization that led to the global financial crisis. In this introductory part of a special series of three articles, Forkast looks at the origins of the phenomenon, what’s new about it, and the promise it holds for investors.
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Enron veteran is FTX’s new head: Does he have what it takes to win back user’s funds?

The failure of cryptocurrency exchange FTX has been compared to the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, but it may have more similarity to the bankruptcy of energy trading giant Enron Corp. – an event FTX’s new chief executive officer knows all too well.
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Coinbase officially enters the fray in XRP lawsuit to support Ripple against SEC

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has officially submitted its amicus brief to support Ripple in the lawsuit the U.S. SEC filed in 2020 against Ripple.
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Retail crypto sees more new users when Bitcoin prices rise: BIS report

A rise in Bitcoin prices is the most important factor for a significant increase in the number of new investors, instead of distrust in public institutions, dislike for traditional banks, or search for a store of value, according to a report by the Bank for International Settlements. 
Kevin O’Leary, O’Shares Investments chairman and ‘Shark Tank’ investor, joins ‘TechCheck’ to discuss O’Leary’s investment in FTX

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary says FTX debacle will never happen again

O’Leary remains committed to crypto even after losing his investment in FTX.com, but said that the industry will become more regulated.
Panelists speaking at Forkast's Crypto Rising. | FTX collapse ‘sad’ for the industry, but underlying technology still sound

FTX collapse ‘sad’ for crypto industry, but underlying technology still sound

Panelists at Forkast’s livestreamed event ‘Crypto Rising: How Top VCs Are Investing Out of Crypto Winter’ shared their thoughts on the future of the industry following FTX.
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FTX bankruptcy and fallout; Tuesday updates and commentary

The following is a running compilation of views and comments on the FTX bankruptcy and implications for the industry.
In this photo illustration the FTX logo and mobile app adverts are displayed on screens on November 10, 2022 in London, England.

FTX is crypto’s Lehman Bros. moment. What happens now?

Unlike the 2008 crash, the government won’t be bailing out FTX’s investors, writes Nick Saponaro of Divi Labs. Will regulators see this as a cue to crack down on exchanges?
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Crypto prices recover amid plans by Binance, others to aid cash-short projects post FTX failure

Exchanges to the rescue? Cash is reportedly being made available to help blockchain and crypto projects caught in the fallout of the FTX exchange collapse.
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Changpeng Zhao, founder and CEO of Binance, spoke on Monday at an AMA on Tiwtter.

Vitalik Buterin seeks to build proof-of-reserves protocol with Binance as ‘guinea pig,’ says Binance chief

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin is looking to develop a proof-of-reserves protocol and Binance may be the “guinea pig” and serve as its first test case, said Binance chief Changpeng Zhao.

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