Binance Launches 2 Futures Platforms for Public Testing

According to the announcement, Binance will grant trading competition winners a total of 10,000 BNB, worth around $216,000 at press time. Within the competition, Binance will provide all participants with 100,000 Tether tokens (USDT) in simulated funds on both Binance futures platform, which means that each account will receive that amount of USDT for testing purposes only. 

Binance has launched two Binance Futures Testnet Platforms, inviting users to participate in a 10,000 Binance Coin (BNB) futures trading competition.

Two promotions during testing

The major crypto exchange has launched two futures trading platforms named Futures A and Futures B in testing mode, allowing Binance customers to participate in a simulated trading competition, Binance announced on its website on Sept. 2.

Participants will be further ranked in accordance with the total USDT trading volume transacted, including buys and sells and excluding wash traded, while in order to be eligible, participants will also be required to maintain at least the originally allocated 100,000 USDT in simulated fund by the end of competition, Binance stated.

Additionally, Binance invites its clients to take part in voting for platforms, offering a 50% trading fee discount on the official Binance Futures Platform for a full month for those who correctly vote for the winner platform. The competition will be launched on Sept. 3 and end on Sept. 8 at 00:00 AM UTC, Binance noted.

The news comes days after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that Binance plans to launch future trading in September on Aug. 28. Previously, Binance announced the launch of its first crypto lending product, allowing users to earn interest from Binance Coin, Tether and Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Craig Wright Aims to Challenge Court Decision That Cost Half His Bitcoins

Craig Wright says bad weather means he needs more time to challenge a court order that he must hand over half of his bitcoin holdings.

The case was brought by Ira Kleiman on behalf of his deceased brother David’s estate in 2018. He sought to sue Wright – the entrepreneur who controversially claims he is the inventor of bitcoin – for $10 billion, alleging that Wright had tried to seize his brother’s bitcoin holdings.

On Aug. 26, the judge presiding in the case, Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart, ruled that Wright must give the Kleiman estate 50 percent of the bitcoin he mined prior to 2014, as well as half his intellectual property. The court considered that Wright had argued in bad faith, committed perjury and admitted false evidence during the case.

In the latest twist to the saga, Wright has entered a new document to the Florida court, seeking more time to challenge the judge’s decision.

Blaming the approach of Hurricane Dorian for the need for a time extension to prepare his arguments, Wright says in the document:

“Dr. Wright does not concede that Magistrate Reinhardt had the power to enter the order that he did. However, the time frame that arguably could apply to addressing the legal validity of the purported order would be the 14-day time frame set forth in Rule 72 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. “

It goes to say that with the hurricane due to hit Florida early this week, “counsel for Dr. Wright have been expending significant time preparing for the hurricane, which has limited their ability to work on this matter.”

While his response was to have been lodged by Sept. 13, Wright hopes to be given an extra 14 days to file his challenge.

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