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The recent stunt involving a Solana Saga smartphone being microwaved by influencer Bangerz has sparked both controversy and intrigue within the crypto community. Here's a breakdown of the events and the aftermath: The Saga of the Solana Saga Smartphone Microwaving Incident Bangerz, a self-proclaimed "washed-up influencer" and CEO of NFT launchpad 3land, posted a video of herself microwaving one of the limited 20,000 Solana Saga smartphones. The video depicted the smartphone emitting crackling sounds, steaming, and eventually dripping a mysterious liquid as the screen bubbled off the hardware. Following the microwave stunt, Bangerz minted 3,333 commemorative Solana NFTs inspired by the video, all free to mint via 3land. Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko and other Solana users reacted to the NFT release, with the message "Saga phones are now deflationary" gaining attention. The Saga Microwave NFTs were quickly minted and started trading on secondary marke

Sam Bankman Fried's Testimony Sheds Light on Payment Agent Agreement: A Review of the Latest Developments in the Criminal Trial

s agreement Bankman Fried admitted but I understood it to mean that Alameda had the authority to use customer funds for trading purposes Bankman Fried's testimony shed light on his understanding of the Payment Agent Agreement between Alameda Research and FTX, and the implications it had for his trading firm's use of customer funds.

Bankman Fried's admission that he did not do a careful reading of the agreement raises questions about his due diligence and understanding of the terms. As a former crypto mogul, one would expect him to have a thorough understanding of the agreements and contracts governing his business activities. However, his reliance on his interpretation of the agreement suggests a potential lack of attention to detail.

Assistant US Attorney Danielle Sassoon's line of questioning during the cross-examination focused on Bankman Fried's understanding of legal advice received from his lawyers. This raises the issue of whether Bankman Fried sought proper legal counsel and followed their advice in his business dealings. Sassoon's question about embezzling customer funds was ruled out of scope by Judge Kaplan, but Bankman Fried's response, indicating that he believed safeguarding customer assets did not involve embezzlement, may have implications for the jury's perception of his actions.

While Bankman Fried's testimony on Thursday was a warm-up for his crucial appearance before the jury, it provided insight into his understanding of the Payment Agent Agreement and his interpretation of its provisions. The jury's evaluation of Bankman Fried's testimony will play a significant role in determining the outcome of the trial.

As the trial enters its final stages, both the defense and prosecution will likely intensify their efforts to present their respective cases. Bankman Fried's account of his understanding of the Payment Agent Agreement will be crucial in shaping the jury's perception of his actions and intentions. The coming days will undoubtedly be critical for Bankman Fried as he seeks to score points with the jury and sway their decision in his favor.

Overall, Thursday's proceedings offered a glimpse into the legal battle unfolding in Bankman Fried's criminal trial. The questions raised about his understanding of the Payment Agent Agreement and his reliance on legal advice highlight the complexity of the case. As the trial progresses, it remains to be seen how the jury will weigh the evidence presented and ultimately reach a verdict.

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