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13 Biggest Crypto Scandals and Controversial Stories of 2022

The crypto market behaving erratically is nothing new, but absolutely no one saw such epic levels of fund mismanagement coming from established giants. The young industry’s turn to a more sordid state of affairs hit everyone by surprise, especially after the heady rush of the bull run last year. 2022 was marred by corruption and fraudulent activity. An industry that claims to have traceable and public transactions saw big bucks being funneled maliciously with much audacity...

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Axie Infinty (AXS) Explodes 20% Weekly, Bitcoin Remains Stable Above $17K: Market Watch

The broader cryptocurrency market didn’t see a major change in the past 24 hours, as its total capitalization remains the same. As we go into the weekend, it becomes clear that some cryptocurrencies performed really well throughout the week, so let’s dive in. Bitcoin Stable Above $17K The BTC price didn’t go through any major moves in the past 24 hours and remains above $17K. It’s worth noting, however, that it had increased up to $17,360 in the early afternoon yesterday, but...

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Law Enforcement Reclaims $30 Million From Axie Infinity Hack

The blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis announced on Thursday that it has successfully assisted law enforcement in seizing $30 million in crypto stolen by North Korean hackers of the Lazarus group.  The ill-gotten proceeds were connected to the infamous Axie Infinity hack in March – the largest hack in decentralized finance (DeFi) to date.  How the Funds Were Recovered According to the firm’s statement, the event marks the first time that stolen cryptocurrency has ever...

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Ronin Hackers Have Moved The Stolen $625M to Bitcoin Network: Report

Ronin hackers have transferred the stolen assets from Ethereum to the Bitcoin network, according to new findings by blockchain investigator and developer ₿liteZero. Recall that after the Ronin bridge hack in March, the attackers moved the $625 million worth of USDC and ETH to Ethereum-based crypto mixer Tornado Cash, making it difficult for authorities to trace the movement of the funds. But Tornado wasn’t the end as the hackers took further steps in obscuring the...

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Axie Infinity (AXS) Releases Origin Android APK

Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) appear to be one of the only cryptocurrencies to trade up slightly in the past 24 hours, despite the current bear market. Buyers appear optimistic over the blockchain game’s Origin Android APK launch, announced over Discord on Thursday. According to the announcement, the update will include UI improvements, and a “full HD graphic” option in the game’s settings. It will also make the game run at a faster pace by having all status and rune effects...

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Sky Mavis Offers $1 Million Bug Bounty Following Ronin Bridge Hack 

Sky Mavis – the company behind Axie Infinity – is offering up to $1 million to anyone that can identify major security vulnerabilities in its platform. This comes after the company was struck by the largest defi hack in history, with over $600M being drained from Ronin bridge. A Call to Whitehats According to the company’s website, the Sky Mavis Bounty Program will take reference from the Bugcrowd Vulnerability Rating Taxonomy. The system will help Sky Mavis prioritize and...

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Axie Infinity Delays Origin Game Launch Due to Ronin Hack

Axie Infinity has announced postponing the launch of its much-anticipated play-to-earn game – Origin – after what appears to be the biggest hack in DeFi history. According to the post on substack, Axie Infinity: Origin will go live on the Mavis Hub on April 7th. It was originally slated to launch on March 31st. Axie Infinity: Origin Following the major security breach, Axie stated that the platform needs to reprioritize its efforts and delay the launch date by a week. While...

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Sky Mavis COO Vows to Compensate Victims in the $600M Ronin Hack

Sky Mavis – the company behind the popular blockchain game ‘Axie Infinity’ – has promised to reimburse victims after $625 million in crypto was stolen from its underlying blockchain, Ronin. Another Bridge Hack Yesterday, the Ronin network suffered the largest DeFi hack in the history of crypto, with over $624 million in Ether and USDC being drained from a critical blockchain bridge. A blockchain bridge allows holders of assets on one blockchain to swap out their tokens for...

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SLP Price Skyrockets 40% as Axie Infinity Will Reduce Tokens Supply

The developers behind the popular play-to-earn blockchain game Axie Infinity will reportedly implement changes to its reward system to rebalance the project’s ecosystem. Specifically, they will reduce the supply of Smooth Love Potion (SLP) tokens by 56%, making them more scarce. The Latest Updates The play-to-earn business model emerged as a trending niche towards the end of 2021. Its concept consists of two elements that have captured society’s attention for centuries –...

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Weekend Watch: Axie Infinity (AXS) Explodes 17%, Bitcoin Maintains $41K

After surging above $41,000, bitcoin has maintained its momentum and has remained above that level. The altcoins, which marked significant gains yesterday, have stalled now. Axie Infinity is among the few exceptions after a massive double-digit surge. Bitcoin Maintains $41K It was just a few days ago when the largest cryptocurrency struggled to remain above $37,000 and dipped below that level on a few occasions. The bulls attempted to push it north, which resulted in trading...

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