The biggest news in the cryptoverse for Nov. 9 includes Binance’s decision to not move forward with the potential acquisition of FTX, Bitcoin’s retrace to $ 15,000 levels, and multiple stablecoins dropping below $1.
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The exchange said that a U.S. agency opened an investigation on FTX, which was what changed Binance’s mind.
As a result of corporate due diligence, as well as the latest news reports regarding mishandled customer funds and alleged US agency investigations, we have decided that we will not pursue the potential acquisition of https://t.co/FQ3MIG381f.
— Binance (@binance) November 9, 2022
The market saw $861 million in crypto liquidations over the past 24 hours. Of this, $259 million was made up of Bitcoin (BTC) shorts, which assisted in sending Bitcoin to $17.000.
The Options Open Interest Put/Call Ratio (OIPCR), investors are leaning toward buying, which suggests a bearish market sentiment.
The OIPCR is calculated by dividing the total number of puts open interest by the total number of calls open interest on a given day. It has been spiking high since the FTX crisis started to unveil, while it didn’t see its extremes yet, as it did during the Luna collapse.
After the market implosion due to the FTX crisis, Binance’s CEO Changpeng Zhao said that exchanges should share a Merkle-tree proof-of-reserves to prove that they’re not insolvent.
All crypto exchanges should do merkle-tree proof-of-reserves.
Banks run on fractional reserves.
Crypto exchanges should not.@Binance will start to do proof-of-reserves soon. Full transparency.
— CZ 🔶 Binance (@cz_binance) November 8, 2022
Gate.io became the first exchange that published its Merkle-tree proof-of-reserves.