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Crypto winter doesn’t stop best play to earn blockchain games from attracting investment — DappRadar

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Best play to earn blockchain games continue to actively attract investment even despite the cryptocurrency winter; DappRadar found out.

Blockchain games attracted almost $750 million in August alone, DappRadar analysts said in a blog post. Over the past month, the sector raised $748 million, 135% more than the investment raised in July, but 16% less than in June.

Such a jump compared to July can be explained by a large investment of $200 million (27% of total investment) in the gaming startup Limit Break from Gabriel Leydon, founder of the mobile games studio Game of War and Mobile Strike.

Also playing into the figure was Temasek, a Singapore government investment fund, which invested $100 million in convertible bonds in Animoca Brands, sponsor of Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, CryptoKitties, and others.

In total, upcoming blockchain games raised just over $1.1 billion in the past quarter, with nearly $7 billion invested since the start of 2022.

DappRadar predicts that the entire blockchain gaming sector will increase to $10.2 billion this year. As analysts believe, the volume of investment demonstrates that despite the difficult and uncertain conditions in the cryptocurrency market, investors remain optimistic about the gaming sector.

Recall that earlier it became known that cryptocurrency projects remote from finance were almost unaffected by the Terra collapse. As DappRadar found out, average wallet activity in the blockchain gaming segment has fallen only 7% since Q1. This could signal that users continue to interact with DeFi products at about the same frequency as they did before the Terra incident, analysts believe.

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Korea begins blocking bitcoin holdings of Terra founder

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The South Korean prosecutor’s office appealed to local cryptocurrency exchanges to block the assets belonging to Terra founder Do Kwon. Bloomberg writes about it citing law enforcement officials.

The prosecutor’s office sent demands to cryptocurrency exchanges KuCoin and OKX to freeze a total of 3,313 BTC worth about $67 million, which are owned by Kwon through Luna Foundation Guard. Representatives of KuCoinand OKX at the time of writing had not officially commented on the reports about the blocking of Kwon’s assets.

According to Bloomberg, citing research firm CryptoQuant, the LFG wallet address was created on September 15. After its creation, a total of 3,310 BTC were moved to KuCoin and OKX. Meanwhile, back on September 14, the South Korean prosecutor’s office announced an arrest warrant for Terra coin.

Meanwhile, Do Kwon continues to assure the cryptocurrency community via Twitter that he is not hiding from law enforcement. Moreover, the founder of Terra even questioned whether he was wanted by Interpol. He noted that he still can’t find himself on the Interpol wanted list.

Earlier we reported that the head of Celsius Network, Alex Mashinsky, had resigned.

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Revolut and cryptocurrency news: Revolut received a license from the UK regulator for cryptocurrency services

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Fintech broker Revolut can now provide cryptocurrency services in the UK thanks to a license from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This is reported on the website of the regulator. Revolut and cryptocurrency were not previously linked. 

In fact, the broker received approval from the regulator back on Monday, September 26, but it has become known only now. Before the license, Revolut provided cryptocurrency services through a temporary permit from the FCA. In addition to Revolut, CEX.IO, Copper Technologies, GlobalBlock and Moneybrain also provided crypto services on a temporary basis.

Revolut has long been exploring the expansion of cryptocurrency-related services. According to Revolut CEO Nikolai Storonsky, the company has been exploring options to introduce new services like Revolut cryptocurrency wallet. Revolut was also looking at integrating cryptocurrency stacking. However, it remains unclear whether the broker still plans to provide such services.

Earlier we reported that the head of FTX wants to buy the assets of the bankrupt Celsius Network.

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U.S. exchange regulator fines Tether auditor company $1.5 million

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Tether auditor company, Friedman LLP, was fined $1.5 million for improper services from 2017 to 2020. This was reported in a press release from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

According to the exchange regulator, the Tether auditing company didn’t properly develop audit procedures in its work for the iFresh product network. The company also didn’t exercise the necessary due diligence in auditing another unnamed company. Although the press release does not explicitly identify Tether, the issuer of the USDTstablecoin, as Tether, Friedman’s firm was Tether’s auditor from just 2017 to 2018.

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Earlier, a New York County court required Tether to disclose the USDT Stablecoin’s collateral and prove the assets linkage to the U.S. dollar. According to the court order, Tether is required to provide the company’s financials, income statements, cash flow statements, and so on. However, the time frame in which Tether must provide the statements is not specified.

The lawsuit is part of a legal battle between investors and Tether’s parent company, iFinex. The plaintiffs believe that Tether manipulated the cryptocurrency market by issuing unsecured USDT with the intention of artificially inflating cryptocurrency prices.

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