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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

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Bitcoin Price Plunge Below $40,000

Bitcoin (BTC) has experienced a significant price drop, now trading below $40,000 per coin. According to CoinGecko data, the price of the leading cryptocurrency stands at $39,754, marking a nearly 5% decline in just 24 hours. Over the past week, BTC has plummeted by over 7%. This downward trend comes shortly after the approval of long-awaited investment vehicles that introduce crypto to Wall Street in the form of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Ten Bitcoin ETFs, enabling investors to purchase shares mirroring the digital asset's price, commenced trading on January 11. Analysts had varying predictions on whether BTC's price would surge or stabilize following the approval. Notably, one day post the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's green light, BTC almost reached $49,000 for the first time since 2021, only to subsequently nosedive. The current dip in BTC's price is largely attributed to funds flowing out of ETFs, particularly Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust. Formerly functioning as a closed-end investment vehicle, the Trust's transition to a spot BTC ETF has prompted rapid investor withdrawals. Grayscale is now transferring billions in BTC to its custodian, Coinbase, exerting downward pressure on the cryptocurrency's price. The broader crypto market mirrors this bearish sentiment, with Ethereum (ETH) declining by more than 6% in the past 24 hours, priced at $2,336. Solana (SOL), the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has also slumped by over 9% in a day, now valued at $83.86.

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