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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Alameda Research Drops Lawsuit Against Grayscale: Insights into Crypto Fund Dynamics

Alameda Research has recently decided to drop its lawsuit against Grayscale, thereby allowing the failed crypto brand's new management to proceed with selling shares in its recovery fund. This development comes as a positive step towards retrieving customer funds that were impacted by the collapse of the affiliate crypto brand FTX in November 2022. Here are some key points to consider regarding this significant update:

Key Points:

  • Alameda Research had previously sued Grayscale last March in an effort to unlock investments that were allegedly improperly withheld from its customers.
  • The lawsuit, which specifically targeted Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), included allegations of an improper redemption ban imposed by Grayscale.
  • With the lawsuit now dropped, the way is clear for FTX's new management to work on recovering lost cash for customers affected by the collapse of the crypto brand.
  • Grayscale responded to the lawsuit's dismissal by emphasizing that the legal action was baseless and without merit, as affirmed by Alameda's voluntary withdrawal.
  • GBTC transitioned from being a closed-end fund to an exchange-traded fund (ETF) earlier this month, making it easier for investors to redeem their funds. This change led to a surge in cashing out shares, resulting in a significant drop in the price of Bitcoin.
  • FTX, once a prominent and respected crypto brand, faced unexpected demise in 2022 due to criminal mismanagement. The brand's former CEO and co-founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, was convicted on multiple fraud and conspiracy charges.
  • The new management of FTX is actively engaged in efforts to recover funds for clients who suffered losses during the collapse of the exchange.

The decision to drop the lawsuit against Grayscale marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to address the aftermath of FTX's downfall. As the new management continues its endeavors to restore confidence and recover funds for affected customers, the crypto community will be closely monitoring the progress and outcomes of these initiatives.


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