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SBF Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison | Key Points | Mar. 29, 2024

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Welcome to BitPinas Key Points: Easily digestible news in concise formats for easy reading. Let’s check the latest crypto news stories in the last 24 hours in the Philippines and abroad.

Crypto Price Update

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Market News

  • The Ethereum blockchain underwent its first stress test of its new data storage system called “blobscriptions” and encountered some challenges.
  • Dogecoin (DOGE) continues its impressive rally, with its price reaching its highest level since 2021 and total bets surpassing $2 billion.
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) surged by 13% in anticipation of its upcoming halving event, while Bitcoin (BTC) remained relatively stable around $70,000.

Feature News: SBF Gets 25 Years

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  • Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder and former CEO of FTX, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, concluding a months-long sentencing process initiated after the Department of Justice accused him of using FTX as his personal fund.
  • He was found guilty of siphoning over $8 billion in customer funds for venture investments, celebrity endorsements, and a luxurious lifestyle, leading to a conviction on seven counts of fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy.
  • The jury, taking less than five hours, convicted Bankman-Fried in early November, potentially facing up to 110 years, but ultimately received a 25-year sentence.
  • Amidst the sentencing, there was significant public interest, with many betting on the outcome on crypto gambling sites, highlighting the widespread attention the case garnered.
  • Bankman-Fried’s defense proposed a 5-7 year sentence, arguing a longer term would prevent him from leading a meaningful life, while the government sought 40-50 years, emphasizing the need to highlight the severity of the crimes and deter future financial misconduct.


  • Very few jurisdictions have started regulating crypto, says the Financial Action Task Force.
  • The NTC has ordered ISPs in the Philippines to block access to Binance website.


  • The token for Mantle, a layer-2 blockchain, reached a new high after launching its reward system. Another project, BOB, a hybrid layer-2 solution, secured $10 million in funding.
  • Ethena is airdropping 750 million ENA tokens.

Web3 Gaming

  • Illuvium is hinting that there will be an airdrop following its $12 million funding round.
  • Plots.Finance is airdropping tokens across multiple gaming ecosystems.

Upcoming Event (Update)

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“Push to the Limits” – A nationwide #Web3 Philippine Hackathon

  • Brought you by ISLA Camp (ICP HUB Philippines)
  • The applications are open to developers and teams based in the Philippines who are:
  • Willing to build projects in Web3
  • Willing to build projects on the Internet Computer Protocol
  • Competitive enough to be the Top 3 on a Php 225,000 pool prize
  • Looking to be incubated by ISLA Camp (ICP HUB Philippines) and jumpstart their journey into blockchain and Web3
  • Looking to get funding via Grants 

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