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Manny Pacquiao launches dog-themed NFT collection

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From Bored Apes to Okay Bears, Cets on Creck, and several others, many NFT projects are based on animal avatars. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Philippines Senator and boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is launching an NFT project in memory of his late dog.

Dubbed “Pacman the Jack Russell,” the cartoonish boxer dog-themed NFT collection pays tribute to Pacquiao’s pet Pacman who was accidentally run over by a car in 2020.

The Pacman collection is scheduled to mint on July 15 after a period of community development, whitelisting, presales, and public sales. It will consist of 9,999 algorithmically generated NFTs with visual and skill-based attributes like strength and stamina.

The collection, whose main inspiration is drawn from the late Jack Russell Terrier, will also feature pieces with a robot or alien-like heads. The NFTs are categorized into three tiers, with the highest-ranking pieces possessing “the rarest of traits and the highest level of skills.”

According to the official website of the project, “Tier 1 boxers will be the [scarcest] in the collection, thereby also unlocking the highest potential rewards and real-world benefits.”

In the Tier 1 category, only 99 boxers will be available for minting, with the opportunity to meet Pacquiao face to face. Other categories offer real-world utilities to holders, including signed merchandise and tickets to exclusive events.

Additionally, the collection will serve as the foundation for the supposed blockchain-based game “Pacman Boxing League,” where players can challenge other fighters to earn crypto rewards.

Pacquiao is not a first-timer in the NFT and crypto scene. He previously launched a licensed NFT project on the Ethernity chain in June 2021. In April 2018, he also announced his cryptocurrency called PAC Token, which was eventually launched after a free concert held in his hometown Manila in September 2019.

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Is stablecoin a security? Crypto Investors get rid of stablecoins: USDT suffered the most

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The market capitalization of the leading stablecoins has dropped significantly after the FTX crash. Let’s find out what this means for the market and whether it’s worth following the example of other investors and going into fiat. Is stablecoin a security?

The drama surrounding FTX seriously undermined investors’ confidence in centralized exchanges and forced them to get rid of stablecoins en masse. USDT suffered the most: according to CoinMarketCap, its supply has fallen from $67 billion to $65 billion in the last two weeks.

Because of concerns about Tether and stablecoin security reserves, users are redeeming USDT or converting it to USDC. A similar situation was observed after the collapse of Terra Luna – then within two weeks the market capitalization of the asset fell by $10 billion.

However, CTO Paolo Ardoino says that Tether was not affected by the FTX crash and users have nothing to worry about.

BUSD and DAI were also hit

USDT is not the only stable coin affected by the FTX story. For example, the circulating supply of BUSD fell from $23 billion to $22.5 billion, and DAI fell from $5.7 billion to $5.2 billion.

On the contrary, the capitalization of USDC and Pax Dollar steel blockers increased. Over the past two weeks, USDC’s supply reached $44.7 billion.

The cryptocommunity is actively discussing this on Twitter and speculating about the reasons for this growth. Some believe it may be due to USDC’s profitability and the influx of former USDT holders into the asset.

FTX collapse undermined investor confidence

The fall of the Sam Bankman-Fried empire has undermined user confidence in the cryptocurrency and led to a massive collapse in prices.

But market participants also fear that other platforms will follow FTX’s lead. So it’s no surprise that many retail investors are choosing to hold their own assets rather than hold them on centralized exchanges.

Previously, we reported that Poloniex curtailed support for stablecoins on the BNB Chain.

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U.S. authorities launch investigation into Genesis investing system

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The Securities Commission of Alabama launched an investigation into the Genesis investing system. This edition of Barron’s, citing the head of the regulator, Joseph Borg.

Borg refused to elaborate on what exactly Genesis is suspected of. The newspaper said the Alabama regulator as well as agencies in several other states were investigating whether Genesis had encouraged U.S. citizens to invest in securities.

Which other regulators are in question is unclear. Borg himself has not directly stated the investigation against Genesis. Instead, he said that “if a firm serving institutional investors fails, retail depositors will be affected [as well].”

Is Genesis investing legitimate?

Genesis Global Trading has hired consultants from investment bank Moelis & Company to consider options for restructuring the business, including bankruptcy. As The New York Times has learned, the broker has not yet made any final decision and still hopes to avoid bankruptcy.

It is worth noting that Moelis & Company consultants also tried to save the bankrupt broker Voyager Digital. A Genesis spokesperson said in a media comment that the firm is still trying to find a way to resolve the issue without declaring bankruptcy.

Genesis’ problems have already affected the firm’s partners. The credit division of cryptocurrency exchange Gemeni is known to have frozen the withdrawal of client assets, citing Genesis’ difficulties. The exchange later said it was working on a solution, but did not provide details.

We previously reported that Binance is launching a reserve-proof system.

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How the SEC is trying to create conditions for money control bitcoin. What could it lead to?

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When CME Group launched the first bitcoin futures contract in 2017, Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed said he would “tame” the major cryptocurrency. The SEC has since approved several ETFs. But as exchanges increased their supply of BTC, the community began to have questions about market manipulation. Today, it’s about money control bitcoin.

Banks want to control bitcoin. Can banks control bitcoin?

Manipulating bitcoin with ETFs will lower its price in the short term, but will help accelerate the mass adoption of the cryptocurrency by traditional market participants.

The SEC approved the first bitcoin ETF in October 2021. The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy exchange-traded fund appeared on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 19, a day when the fund’s shares traded nearly $1 billion.

The Bitcoin ETF is not suitable for retail investors because it gives institutional investors an advantage. A bitcoin futures ETF has “the potential for price suppression and greater volatility due to the dominance of futures.” BTC futures will appreciate relative to the spot price because of positions opened by hedge funds.

The gold standard. Who controls cryptocurrency?

It’s a common belief in the gold market that ETFs are currently outpacing prices. The same practice seems to have been adapted for the bitcoin market as well. CME Group claims that bitcoin ETFs will help investors “benefit from efficient price discovery in transparent futures markets.”

“Paper” bitcoin may change the minds of crypto skeptics

Bitcoin’s core value comes from two factors. First, BTC is truly decentralized. Second, its maximum supply is 21 million coins. However, bitcoin ETFs increase the supply of BTC by selling “paper” assets and thus affect the value of the cryptocurrency.

The threat of decentralization

Bitcoin futures ETFs can accelerate mass adoption. However, their existence runs counter to the decentralization ethic advocated by the BTC. There is concern that the BTC could be “hijacked” by hedge funds and big banks, which could end up manipulating the price.

We previously reported that Polkadot is offering money to fight cryptocurrencies.

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