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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.
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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.
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New report uncovers that there are over 1,900 block-producing nodes within the Solana ecosystem.
Solana has released its “Validator Health Report”, which revealed details about its network operators. The report revealed that the network contains over 1,900 block-producing devices, with almost 1,688 (88.14%) being run by independent entities.
Solana believes that the ecosystem’s long-term health depends on the strength and health of its validators. The network was previously subject to criticism for a lack in decentralization as well as expensive validator hardware.
This new report focuses on the 3,400 validators that are spread across six continents.
9/ Distribution across geographies is important. Resilient blockchains can continue to operate through any type of global event.
This is how the stake is distributed on the @Solana network. It also includes a snapshot of Ethereum miner distribution for benchmarking. https://t.co/1jsylk9J3J pic.twitter.com/faepZ4RvYm
— Solana Foundation (@SolanaFndn)
August 10, 2022
The report also shows that activity on the network has increased over the past year. Since June last year, the network has had 95 new consensus nodes and 99 RPC nosdes each month.
It was also noted that Solana’s Nakamoto Coefficient, which is the amount of validator collusion required to censor the network by validators, is 31 and growing. A chart in the report showed Solana having the highest Nakmoto Coefficient relative to other networks like Avalanche Binance and Polygon.
This report is nevertheless a result of the hack last week. The hacker stole $5.2 million from Solana ( SOL). This was done using 8,000 wallets, including Trust, Phantom, Slope and Trust.
The industry was shaken by the news and users were asked to switch to cold storage wallets in order to increase security and guard against scammers.
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Investigative efforts into the hacking are ongoing. Experts believe that the compromise was caused by the Slope wallet. Slope is a Web3 provider for a hot wallet that supports the Solana layer-1(L1) blockchain. According to reports, the compromised wallets were “created, imported, or used” at one time in the Slope mobile app.
Expert predicted a 40% price increase in SOL prior to the hack. This was despite the bearish market conditions. The hack caused a drop in cryptocurrency prices of almost 8% and then a rebound of $40 per currency.
SOL is currently at $44 USD per coin.
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