🚤 FTX beginning makes an FTX naming29 July | by
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Creatives groan with envy
Fresh on the heels of the largest funding round in crypto history, FTX is getting its branding in order.
The crypto exchange helmed by Sam Bankman-Fried is slapping its name on the Blockfolio trading app it acquired in May 2020 for $150 million, killing a clunky colon in the process.
“The rebrand of FTX: Blockfolio to FTX puts the final cap on our acquisition of Blockfolio, doubling down on our commitment to being the number one crypto trading platform for both retail and institutional users,” Bankman-Fried said in a press release.
Well, renaming Blockfolio to FTX is certainly a good idea, lol. They should learn from the best and call it at least "FTX Trades"...
BTC goes away
According to Clankapp, almost 30 thousand BTC ($1.2 billion) were withdrawn from Binance in 15 minutes to an unknown wallet.
Probably, this transfer was only from the internal wallet of the Binance exchange.
It's great to watch the Twitter reaction! When large sums of money are withdrawn, a million conspiracy theories are born. :D
And why do you think people withdraw so much money? We're waiting for your answer in the chat!
Who will pay for the banquet?
A months-in-the-making infrastructure bill in the U.S. Senate will be partially paid for by enhanced tax enforcement of cryptocurrency, the White House said Wednesday.
Though the text of the legislation — said to be struck Wednesday after a long period of at-times acrimonious negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill — is not publicly available, a White House fact sheet mentions crypto tax enforcement as one of the spending offsets to help finance the multi-billion dollar infrastructure project.
The fact sheet notes:
"In the years ahead, the deal will generate significant economic benefits. It is financed through a combination of redirecting unspent emergency relief funds, targeted corporate user fees, strengthening tax enforcement when it comes to crypto currencies, and other bipartisan measures, in addition to the revenue generated from higher economic growth as a result of the investments."
That sounds like... In fact, we think the White House should use other ways. They could take the crypto accounts at Coinbase and pay their plans with them :)
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