🥛Trouble at Binance.US? 😳

  • May 10, 2023
  • 3 Min Read

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Here’s what we got for you today:

  • Why you should use a flashbot 🛡️
  • Trouble at Binance.US 👀
  • Web3 Wednesday! 📝
  • Kim Jong-Un signs up for an exchange 🍪

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The craziest part? Jaredfromsubway.eth has paid ~$30M in total fees across 150K+ transactions. Everyone knows there’s no such thing as free lunch. 

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BINANCE.US, YOU GOOD? 👀

There’s new noise coming from Crypto’s Rumor Mill. So break out your saucers, here comes the tea…

Binance.US might be in trouble. 

Why? There are two unusual things happening on the third largest exchange in the U.S…

1/ Bitcoin was trading at a $700 premium on Binance.US

If you wanted to buy BTC on Binance.US you’d have to pay ~$28,393. All other exchanges (like Coinbase) had it priced at ~$27,722. First my eggs, now my BTC. 

Why? Many think it could be because of low liquidity. AKA the two scariest words for a crypto exchange. There are two theories going around as to why. 

Theory A: Market movers know there’s regulation coming so they’re getting the f*ck out. 

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Market makers leaving = lower liquidity = price volatility (in this case, a ~2.4% increase)

Dun dun duuun.

Theory B: Fiat withdrawal issues. It’s tricky trying to off-ramp from Binance.US because it doesn’t doesn’t have a wire partner right now.

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2/ Binance.US’s main staking wallet withdrew all its funds from staking pools

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All the money was sent to the safety of hardware wallets where it could be used to… shore up liquidity perhaps. 👀 

The cherry on top? The main Binance exchange was already struggling, for unrelated reasons.

It had to pause withdrawals twice on Sunday because the network was so congested (they’ve resumed since.) That memecoin mania though…

Milk Road Take: Obviously don’t believe everything you read on the internet. But… where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. 

Be safe out there, Roadies.

WEB3 WEDNESDAY 📝

You know what day it is…. Web3 Wednesday!! AKA the day we show you all the cool open Web3 gigs out there.

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MILK & COOKIES 🍪

Former Coinbase manager sentenced to 2 years for insider trading. Looks like he’ll be swapping his portfolio for a prison jumpsuit. 

A well known Twitter user was able to pass Gate.io’s verification process under the name “Kim Jong-Un''. An Un-pleasant surprise for the team at Gate.

Alameda wallets acquired ~$57M worth of Tether + $300K from OKX. Not the billions they were hoping for, but still good news for FTX creditors.

Microsoft and Goldman partner for privacy-enabled blockchain, Canton Network. The who’s who of the corporate world are hopping on the blockchain train - all aboard!

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