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According to leaked documents, FTX revenues grew by 1000% in a single year.
FTX was one of the few crypto exchanges that had a front row seat to the crypto hype in 2021. This was back when Bitcoin ( BTC_) and other cryptocurrencies reached their highest. According to internal documents, FTX’s revenue grew 1000% in 2021 due to massive customer onboarding, partnerships and sponsorships.
CNBC claimed access to documents in financials for FY 2020-2021.
The revenue breakdown shows a 1842.85% rise in operating income for FTX from $14 million up to $272 millions in one year. The net income of the crypto exchange was $388 million, an increase of 2182.35% over last year’s $17million.
According to reports, FTX made $270 million during the first quarter 2022. The exchange’s performance during the crypto winter has yet to be disclosed. Despite the excellent first quarter performance, the crypto winter has likely had an impact on the growth trajectory due to multiple market crashes.
Further, the report claims that FTX had $2.5 billion in cash at the end of 2021 and a 27% profit margin.
Cointelegraph has yet to hear back from FTX on its request for comment.
Related: FTX US is among five companies that will receive cease-and-desist letters from FDIC
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has recently expressed concern about jitters. This is a phenomenon in which an existing trade order is delayed to make way for newer trades.
I just learned a new term, jitters. Sometimes your orders may be delayed for a while on one exchange. However, other orders may come in. This happens so often on an exchange that traders invented a term for it: jitters. (Front running)
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance).
August 19, 2022
Although CZ didn’t explicitly target any specific exchange during the discussion it did assume that it was aimed towards FTX. “All of you guys knew, and didn’t mention anything. He added that we must fight the bad players.
FTX was among the many crypto exchanges with a front-row seat to witness the crypto hype...
Block wallet addresses that are deemed at-risk using the DeFi platform Oasis
A new Discord post from Thursday’s community states that decentralized financing (DeFi) platform Oasis.app has announced that only sanctioned addresses can access the application. Due to the new terms of service, wallets that have been flagged as high-risk are no longer allowed to use Oasis.app for managing positions or withdrawing funds. These users will need to interact with Oasis.app directly or use another service.
Gabriel, a member of Oasis.app, explained the decision:
“We recently had to revise the Terms of Service of the Oasis.app front end to ensure compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. Oasis.app now has updated Terms of Service in accordance with the most recent regulations. Oasis.app functionality will not be accessible to any sanctioned addresses.
Oasis raised a $6 million Series B in 2020 and has since grown to be a well-known platform for DeFi borrowing and lending. In the last 30 days, $4.6 billion worth transactions were processed by Oasis and $3.42 billion has been managed in deposits.
It is unclear at the time of publication which tools Oasis uses to identify wallets that are high-risk. Similar to Oasis’s decentralized exchange (DEX), Uniswap has recently begun to block wallets allegedly linked to illicit activities using TRM Labs data. TRM Labs assists entities in investigating and detecting crypto-related financial crimes through on-chain analysis. Oasis has received mostly negative feedback about their new measure. One Discord user, Eagles#2541, claims:
“I am actually just interfacing with Oasis using an account that has been exposed to Tornado Cash. I cannot reproduce the problem that others are experiencing, so it is likely that the team is incompetent or has used a wide net with arbitrary holes.
It appears https://t.co/S7tb5tREIC, following Uniswap, has started sending all your data to TRM Labs. This is what happens when you are connected to an address that they don’t like. There is no way to close positions in the UI. pic.twitter.com/n2ocN8jQTq
August 11, 2022
According to a new community Discord post on Thursday, decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Oasis.app says that...