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November 9, 2022, 4:25 AM

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Changpeng Zhao / @cz_binance:
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao says the company signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire FTX.com and help cover its liquidity crunch, pending due diligence  —  This afternoon, FTX asked for our help. There is a significant liquidity crunch. To protect users, we signed a non-binding LOI, intending to fully acquire FTX.com and help cover the liquidity crunch. We will be conducting a full DD in the coming days.
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Tanaya Macheel / CNBC:
Coin Metrics: bitcoin falls 8%+ to ~$18,100 and briefly hit $17,300.80 on November 8, its lowest level since November 2020; ether drops 15% to ~$1,250  —  FTX token plunges as Binance steps in to buy the crypto exchange's non-U.S. unit: CNBC Crypto World  —  The cryptocurrency market tumbled …
Angus Berwick / Reuters:
In a message to staff, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried says withdrawals on FTX.com are “effectively paused” after FTX saw ~$6B of net withdrawals in 72 hours  —  Crypto exchange FTX saw around $6 billion of withdrawals in the 72 hours before Tuesday morning, according to a message …
Daniel Kuhn / CoinDesk:
How Binance exacerbated a bank run on FTX before offering to acquire the company, and why the potential deal represents a meteoric fall for Sam Bankman-Fried  —  Binance, after exacerbating a bank run on rival crypto exchange FTX, offered to buy out the jewel in SBF's crown.  —  By Daniel KuhnLayer 2
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Questions about FTX's “liquidity crunch” and Binance's offer to buy the smaller exchange, likely for a fraction of its valuation of tens of billions of dollars  —  CZ vs. SBF  —  I kind of can't believe this worked?  Here are Bloomberg's Philip Lagerkranser and Joanna Ossinger this morning:
Divya Balji / Bloomberg:
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter plans to label select accounts “Official” when the new Blue launches; not all previously verified accounts will get the label, which won't be for sale  —  Twitter is rolling out another type of check mark to help distinguish accounts that users actually need to know are real.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg told Meta staff that layoffs begin on November 9, he is accountable for missteps, and his overoptimism about growth led to overstaffing  —  Meta Platforms Inc. will begin laying off employees on Wednesday morning, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told hundreds of executives on Tuesday.
James Batchelor / GamesIndustry.biz:
Nintendo announces Nintendo Systems, a joint venture with DeNA, which co-developed Nintendo games for mobile like Super Mario Run, set to open in April 2023  —  New subsidiary will open in April 2023, focusing on research and development to improve Nintendo's digital business  —  At a glance
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Research suggests Apple collects data about iPhone usage even when the iPhone Analytics setting to “disable the sharing of Device Analytics altogether” is off  —  For all of Apple's talk about how private your iPhone is, the company vacuums up a lot of data about you. iPhones …
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Disney hit 235.7M global streaming subscribers in its Q4, above Netflix's 223.1M in its Q3; Disney+ had 164.2M subscribers, Hulu had 47.2M, and ESPN+ had 24.3M  —  Disney reported results for the final quarter of its 2022 fiscal year today, revealing a total of 164.2 million Disney+ global subscribers …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
The European Commission opens an in-depth investigation into Microsoft's proposed $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition and sets a March 23 decision deadline  —  Microsoft Corp.'s proposed $69 billion takeover of games developer Activision Blizzard Inc. faces an in-depth European Union probe …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft releases 68 security fixes, including patches for six actively exploited Windows zero-day flaws and 11 vulnerabilities classified as Critical  —  Today is Microsoft's November 2022 Patch Tuesday, and with it comes fixes for six actively exploited Windows vulnerabilities and a total of 68 flaws.
Zoya Mateen / BBC:
A profile of a16z's Sriram Krishnan, a former Twitter executive who left in 2021 and is helping Elon Musk run Twitter, reportedly as part of his “inner circle”  —  Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has whipped up a storm after he sacked thousands of employees last week.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
NYC-based Laika, which offers companies an automated security compliance service, raised a $50M Series C led by Fin Capital, bringing its total funding to $98M  —  Compliance with privacy and security frameworks like SOC 2, HIPAA and GDPR has become a central component not just of how …

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