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Friend Tech faces continued sniper bot issue, pushing price of popular creators before shares hit ma

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Friend Tech faces continued sniper bot issue, pushing price of popular creators before shares hit market

Friend Tech (FT), the web3 social token platform that saw a resurgence in user activity recently, has seen an increase in “sniper bots,” which have been causing significant shifts in share prices.

According to a detailed analysis performed by  X user @unexployed_ of Castle Capital, these bots, beyond their normally expected functionality, are deploying a technique of ‘sniping’ to gain control over high-value profile shares.

In the case of DappRadar’s recent registration on FT, Unexployed revealed that the share prices started at an unusually high point of 0.26 ETH. This was not triggered by a registered account but seemingly by a sniping address interacting directly with the smart contracts, demonstrating the influence of these bots on the market.

Digging deeper into basescan.org, Unexployed was able to trace the chronological order of buyers and sellers. Within the first four blocks, there were already 65 shares on the market. And DappRadar was not alone. Other entities, such as Moonshilla and Rektdiomedes, also faced a similar situation where snipers gained immediate control over their FT supply.

The primary sniper, identified as 0x081…951, executed over 20,000 transactions to acquire the shares. The first 46 transactions failed with the error “Fail with error ‘Insufficient payment” and were reverted, according to Basescan.

CryptoSlate analysis of the transactions revealed that the account attempted to purchase the shares before the owner of the account had purchased the first share (a requirement of FT.) The transaction log states Fail with the error, “Only the shares’; subject can buy the first share”

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Kinetix eyes GMX’s path, aims to revolutionize Kava Chain with perpetual swaps

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Kinetix eyes GMX’s path, aims to revolutionize Kava Chain with perpetual swaps

GMX launched in early September 2021 as a decentralized perpetual exchange offering swaps and leverage trading and it made a big splash in the DeFi community.

If you haven’t heard about GMX, let’s get you up to speed: GMX’s launch on Arbitrum was seen as a major DeFi milestone. Aside from proving Arbitrum as an effective Ethereum L2 scaling solution, GMX stood out for two big reasons:

  1. The first DEX and perpetual market to launch on the Arbitrum ecosystem.

  2. A shared liquidity pool system minimizes price impact on trades of all sizes without affecting the market price.

Within a month of launch, GMX grew its TVL to over $30 million, averaging ~$1.4 million in daily trades. GMX has evolved into a liquidity mining program, an NFT marketplace, and a yield farming platform. Its ongoing growth puts it at TVL of over $450 million and boasts a 24-hour trading volume of $1 million at the time of writing.

GMX’s growth and adoption also accrued value to the GMX token. The GMX token market price on Sept 13th of 2021 was $14.74. One month later, it was $22.33. A year later, it is $46.27, and at the time of writing, it sits at $36.66 — a more than 200% price appreciation since launch.

Looking back, it’s safe to say that GMX’s launch on Arbitrum was a great success. Demand for a decentralized perpetual market on Arbitrum was and still is – high.

But why did a perpetual market and shared liquidity pool system impact Arbitrum’s growth? And what does this have to do with Kinetix and Kava Chain?

Perpetual Propulsion

The evolution of DEXs and derivatives markets (like perpetual swaps) in crypto presents builders with novel tools to push DeFi forward and provide users with incentives for early adoption.

Kinetix Finance, a state-of-the-art v3 perpetual DEX, brings the same potential to Kava Chain that GMX brought to Arbitrum. The flywheel effect works like this: the launch of the first DEX and perpetual market protocol on an ecosystem creates positive market sentiment, which accelerates liquidity growth and user activity on the protocol and, by extension, its ecosystem.

GMX offered Arbitrum users the flexibility of perpetual swaps without an expiry, so it drew a larger pool of seasoned and novice traders into the ecosystem, contributing to more liquidity and activity.

This led to a surge in the TVL, reflecting a heightened capital allocation within the Arbitrum ecosystem. The non-expiring nature of GMX’s perpetual contracts stimulated higher trading volumes among these new users, who could adjust their positions without being bound by contract end dates.

This heightened activity enhanced the overall liquidity of Arbitrum and incentivized more people to onboard and participate in the Arbitrum ecosystem.

So why is Kinetix Finance ripe to experience the very same flywheel effect?

The Kinetix v3 DEX & Perpetual Market

The Kinetix team is building from their past successful experience with Quickswap, the largest DEX on Polygon for over 3 years, which at its peak had ~1.5 billion in TVL and ~1 billion in 24h trading volume.

For their next venture, they’ve decided to build on Kava Chain, a layer-1 blockchain that combines the speed and interoperability of Cosmos with the developer power of 

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Vitalik Buterin stirs market uncertainty with $1M Ethereum transfer to Coinbase

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Vitalik Buterin stirs market uncertainty with $1M Ethereum transfer to Coinbase

According to on-chain data, a wallet associated with Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin sent 600 Ether worth roughly $1 million to Coinbase earlier today.

The motive behind the transaction remains speculative as of press time. Usually, transfers to exchange are translated to mean an intention to sell. With Ethereum’s price recently struggling, Buterin’s transaction could further exert more selling pressure on the digital asset.

Meanwhile, on-chain sleuth Lookonchain reported that Vitalik.eth wallet repaid 251,000 RAI on DeFi platform Maker and withdrew 1,000 ETH (around $1.67 million) on Aug. 20.

The wallet known as “vitalik.eth” was created seven years ago and contained 3,993 ETH, worth $6.5 million as of press time. CryptoSlate, using the Arkham Intelligence dashboard, confirmed that the wallet belonged to the Ethereum co-founder. Other digital assets in the wallet include $84,000 worth of USD Coin (USDC) and $58,000 worth of Wrapped Ethereum (WETH).

This is not the first time Buterin would transfer assets to a crypto exchange. Earlier in the year, the Ethereum co-founder sent 200 ETH to Kraken in March. Around the same period, Buterin dumped several unsolicited altcoins (sh*tcoins) for 439.25 ETH.

ETH price struggling

Buterin’s transaction is coming on the heels of last Thursday’s crypto market flash crash. Last week, ETH’s price fell below $1700 for the first time since June and continued to trade under the mark as of press time.

According to CryptoSlate’s data, ETH traded at $1667 at the time of writing after a slight decline of 0.18% in the last 24 hours.

However, data from blockchain analytical firm Glassnode shows that Ethereum holders are jealously guarding their holdings as they rapidly send their assets off crypto exchanges. According to the data aggregator, the amount of ETH held on exchanges is 14.88 million, a level not recorded since 2018.

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