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**Cryptocurrency News:**
• The issuer of the stablecoin tether said in a report that the controversial digital currency is now backed in part by “non-U.S.” government bonds.
• FTX Stocks will be offered through the FTX US mobile application. It plans to offer trading in hundreds of US-listed companies and exchange-traded funds.
• The Department of Justice has filed its first criminal complaint against an American who allegedly used cryptocurrency to circumvent U.S. sanctions. “The payments platform advertised its services as designed to evade U.S. sanctions, including through purportedly untraceable virtual currency transactions.”
• Azra Games, a blockchain gaming startup, raised $15 million in seed funding.
• After publicly announcing plans to slow hiring, tough market conditions have pushed crypto exchange Coinbase to look for ways to slash spending.
• Binance.US has hired Krishna Juvvadi, former global head of operations compliance at Uber, as its new head of legal.
• Merchants using e-commerce platform Shopify now have access to Crypto.com as another way for accepting cryptocurrency payments.
• Panama President Laurentino Cortizo announced he may veto a recently approved bill that would allow citizen to use cryptocurrencies as a form of payment in the Central American country.

** CoinMarketCap Top 10 Trending Cryptos:**
1. LUNA
2. GMT
3. TABOO
4. CAKE
5. GST
6. WIN
7. BORA
8. SC
9. SCRT
10. SRM

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