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Bitfinex Hack Suspect Heather Morgan Permitted to Seek New Job Before Trial

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Bitfinex hack suspect, Heather Morgan, has been permitted to seek a new job before trial.

Why it matters:

  • American rapper and entrepreneur Heather Morgan, the defendant in the crypto fraud case of Bitfinex 2016, has successfully received court approval to get a new job as her case proceeds

  • Heather Morgan and her husband Ilya Lichtenstein were charged in February for stealing billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin in a 2016 Bitfinex hack

  • While you would expect crypto criminals to keep a low profile, Morgan rapped about the hack in an original song with lyrics implying her role in the hack


Crypto Daily Spotlight


The Otherside metaverse’s tech demo, called “First Trip,” attracts 4,500 participants.

Brief introduction: Otherside, the much-anticipated metaverse gaming platform by Yuga Labs, the creators of Bored Ape Yacht Club, has opened to Otherdeed NFT land owners. On July 16, the Yuga Labs-developed game invited over 4,500 players, dubbed “Voyagers,” for a first-look tech demo and tour of the immersive, ape avatar-navigated online platform.

Why it matters:

  • The highly anticipated first trip into the Otherside metaverse launched with 4,500 participants last Saturday

  • Shortly after the first trip went live, Yuga Labs released a lite paper, which includes the principles behind Otherside and how the project will progress

  • In the early testing phases of the project, which includes several “trips,” Yuga Labs states that only Otherdeed landowners and third-party developers will be able to access the Otherside


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