Amazon NFTs 🖼️, Optimism hits all time high 📈, NFTs worth millions disappear
Daily Crypto, Blockchain & Web3 Update 2023-01-28
FTX creditor list shows airlines, charities, and tech firms caught in collapse (2 minute read)
A 115-page document containing the names of creditors owed money by FTX has been released. It lists the creditors in alphabetical order and reveals a wide range of companies, including airlines, hotels, charities, banks, venture capital firms, media outlets, crypto companies, and government agencies. The names of nearly 9.7 million customers with funds stuck on the exchange were not included in the document. Some of its creditors included Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Meta, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Twitter.
Layer 2 Optimism’s OP broke an all-time high this week
The price of layer 2 network Optimism’s OP token has also surged over the past week. OP reached an all-time high of over $2.50 on Wednesday amid rising adoption of layer 2 networks. “People want layer 2 tokens, and they see layer 2 adoptions happening,” said Nick Hotz, vice president of research at the digital asset-management firm Arca, referring to the tokens associated with companion blockchain systems. “Optimism is the only way to get good exposure to that theme currently.” The OP token’s jump has outpaced the top two digital assets by market capitalization, bitcoin and ether, which have risen 39% and 33%, respectively, in 2023.
Amazon NFT Initiative Coming Soon (3 minute read)
Amazon is getting ready to launch an NFT initiative in the spring. It is unknown what this initiative will involve. Amazon has been making partnerships with many power players in the industry. There may be a focus on blockchain-based gaming and NFT applications.
NFTs worth millions disappear from prominent Web3 builder’s wallet
Kevin Rose, the founder of the NFT collection Moonbirds, had his personal wallet hacked on January 25, draining it of NFTs worth millions.
The PROOF collective founder sent out a Tweet to his 1.6 million followers promising to look into the matter, which has since been connected to a malicious signature Rose granted to the attackers via OpenSea’s Seaport protocol.
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