Report: FTX Considering Saving Celsius With Asset Bid – September 28

πŸ“ˆ 30 Second Cryptocurrency Price Summary

Current Bitcoin Price:Β $19,432

Bitcoin price action saw yesterday’s gains wiped out as quickly as they came, touching as low as $18,495 before recovering today.

Top-20 altcoins also took a hit, as Ethereum drops 4%, BNB falls 1% and XRP slides almost 8% over the last 24 hours.

Top Stories for September 28, 2022 πŸ”₯

πŸ‘‰ Report: FTX Considering Saving Celsius With Asset Bid

Crypto exchange FTX is reportedly considering bailing out Celsius via an acquisition of its assets, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The rumor comes just a day after FTX US won an auction of Voyager Digital’s assets, for $1.4 billion. Voyager filed for bankruptcy in July of this year, with an estimated $1.3 billion in crypto assets held on its platform.

Interestingly, Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky also stepped down yesterday.

πŸ‘‰ Israeli, Norwegian & Swedish Central Banks To Run Joint Project For CBDC

The Bank for International Settlements is teaming up with the central banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) project.

The project, called Project Icebreaker, will explore how CBDCs can be used for international retail and remittance payments – aiming to reduce costs and increase transaction speeds.

A final report on the project will be published in Q1, 2023.

πŸ‘‰ 23%+ Ethereum Blocks Now Censored To Comply With Sanctions

At least 23% or more of Ethereum blocks are now complying with US Treasury sanctions, as a service called flashbots is actively censoring transactions originating from Tornado Cash.

Although some may be happy about the active compliance, Web3 development company Labrys says it is “concerning to see how quickly the potential for censorship has grown unchecked since the Merge.”