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Aptos Bounces Back

gm Bankless Nation, as APT blasts past all-time highs, is there an opp in Aptos DeFi?
Mar 26, 2024 β€’ 3 min read
Aptos Bounces Back
Published on Mar 26, 2024
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DOJ Charges KuCoin
  1. πŸš” DOJ charges KuCoin. KuCoin, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges, and two of its founders are being criminally charged by US prosecutors over breaches of anti-money laundering laws.
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  3. 🦾 Tether hiring for AI team. USDT titan Tether announced it's building out an AI division "to set new industry standards, driving innovation and accessibility within AI."
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Why Base's Extra is Pumping

πŸ“Š Read all about it! Extra Finance (EXTRA) has experienced a meteoric rise, shattering its previous all-time high set just last week after surging over 100% in the past 24 hours. What developments catalyzed the run-up, and how will EXTRA sustain the momentum?

Prices as of 5pm ET 24hr 7d
Crypto $2.63T β†˜ 1.2% β†— 7.8%
BTC $69,851 β†˜ 1.5% β†— 8.0%
ETH $3,568 β†˜ 1.9% β†— 7.0%
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5 Projects to Watch on Aptos
Bankless Author: David C.

Aptos's APT native token just broke all-time highs today after mounting an impressive revenge run that powered through last week’s downturn.

As more capital flocks into its DeFi ecosystem, several promising projects are catching fire. Many of them are also offering their own opportunities, such as yield, points programs, or potential airdrops πŸ‘€ 

Today, let's take a look at five top projects and see what makes these protocols stand out, highlighting how users could capitalize on the opportunities that come with them. Let's dive in! πŸ‘‡


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Is Crypto a Scam?

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Don't Miss Another Airdrop!

Thousands of Bankless Citizens scored an average of $3,500 worth of tokens after Ether.fi's airdrop this week. Did you miss out again?

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