December 3, 2022

The Block Runner Blog

Sam Bankman Fried's New York Times Interview Concludes with Backlash

The FTX drama continues with SBF making a public interview appearance during a New York Times event yesterday. Despite his team of lawyers advising against making any public statements, Sam Bankman Fried went on to answer heated questions by mostly avoiding any personal involvement in the mishaps between Almeda Research and FTX handling of assets. Why is SBF going public? Is it to appear innocent or to display enough negligence as to not be hit with a more severe penalty?

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Sam Bankman Fried's New York Times Interview Concludes with Backlash

The FTX drama continues with SBF making a public interview appearance during a New York Times event yesterday. Despite his team of lawyers advising against making any public statements, Sam Bankman Fried went on to answer heated questions by mostly avoiding any personal involvement in the mishaps between Almeda Research and FTX handling of assets. Why is SBF going public? Is it to appear innocent or to display enough negligence as to not be hit with a more severe penalty?

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Animoca's $2 Billion Fund is Good News for the Metaverse

Animoca Brands has a big reputation in the metaverse, NFT, and web3 gaming sectors. They have had their hands in the growth of these industries across the board, and no have recently announced the plan to create a venture focused arm called Animoca Capital to set up a 2 billion dollar fund for mid to late stage metaverse start-ups. This is a big deal as it signals there is still interest in the growth of the metaverse. This sentiment isn’t only coming from web3 personalities, but also big tech companies like Nvidia which is predicting the prevalence of AI usage in the content generation of the metaverse. Already several companies are focused on providing the tools and software for this to become a reality. We imagine what the future of the metaverse will look like with so much financial backing and AI assistance on the horizon.

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Will Uniswap Bring Resurgence to the NFT Market?

The NFT crypto market has suffered a severe set back similar to the rest of the blockchain space during this bear market. Uniswap has announced today the release of NFT trading on their protocol. This is being offered as an NFT aggregation platform sourcing NFT listings from 8 different exchanges including Opensea, LookRare, x2y2, Sudoswap, and others. This will improve the trading efficiencies overall for the NFT space, given the technological advantages of Uniswaps protocol over more centralized platforms. Will this add any steam to the overall NFT resurgence?

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ZK Sync- Should You Be Excited or Wary?

One of the hottest projects to launch recently, ZK Sync, has recently raised 200 million in their series C and is open-sourcing their technology and using the MIT license. What does this mean for a potential future token airdrop and what are the positives and negatives overall for ZKSync and their layer 2 solutions?

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Update on How We Made 150,000+ Mana in 7 Days

In today's update we give you an inside look at everything we do at The Block Runner and our product called MetaZone. We hope these blog posts help you stay informed and also make sure you join our discord to be part of this growth!

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