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DeFi TVL Drops, NFT Market Performs Poorly in November: DappRadar

The FTX meltdown may have laid the groundwork for an unprecedented shift in user activity from centralized finance (CeFi) to decentralized finance (DeFi), but the total value locked in the services provided by the latter has taken a serious hit. A new report by Dapp Radar suggested that the non-fungible token (NFT) market has not been spared by the downtrend either. DeFi, and NFT Winter Typically considered a potential antidote to the collapse, the total value locked across...

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AngelBlock announces Community Phase Sale & Startup Grant Program winners

On the AngelBlock platform you will notice the ongoing Early Access to a native token, Tholos ($THOL) for community members, which started on November 16th and will be held until November 30th. The team also announced three winning startups in the AngelBlock Startup Grant Program, who each receive 30K USDT, in addition to being listed on the platform for further on-chain fundraising. Good timing in the bear market? This year’s fall has been a busy time for the AngelBlock team. Over the last...

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DeFi, NFT Remains Resilient Despite FTX Implosion: DappRadar

The fallout from FTX’s collapse has been devastating, and the market is poised for more losses. But according to a recent report by DappRadar, Web3 remains resilient. Centralized services are on the losing side. With the contagion unfolding, the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, too, has been impacted. But the user activity in the sector appears to be returning to levels from the previous month. State of DeFi According to a recent Dapp Radar report shared with...

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dYdX Could be Among Largest Beneficiaries From FTX Collapse: Report

The unforgivable mishandling of customer funds has left millions of users with trapped funds, crippled years of constructive industry reputation, and triggered new credit contagion risks. Amidst this chaos, the native token of the decentralized crypto derivatives exchange, dYdX, has risen by more than 50% over the past week. According to prominent crypto analytic firm, Santiment, DYDX has a chance to become a strong narrative in the coming weeks. Aiding the price appreciation...

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Hacktober Finished With $657 Million Losses From Crypto Exploits

Last month was quite spooky for the crypto industry as it saw the highest number of DeFi hacks this year.  While October was expected to be “Uptober,” it quickly turned to “Hacktober” as cyber criminals ransacked top crypto projects for hundreds of millions of dollars.  Hackers Steal $760M From DeFi Protocols A recent tweet by the blockchain security company PeckShield pointed out that October was the biggest month for hacking activities this year. The DeFi market suffered...

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Hacker Withdraws 200 Billion Fake BitBTC From Optimism Bridge

The Optimism bridge supporting privacy coin BitBTC is actively being exploited for 200 billion BitBTC tokens.  Due to the technicals of the hack, the BitBTC team now has less than 7 days to implement an upgrade to minimize the damages. A Poorly Designed Bridge According to Arbitrum tech lead Lee Bousfield on Twitter, the BitBTC bride contained a “critical exploit” that left it “trivially vulnerable.” It involves the bridge’s relationship between Ethereum’s layer 1 (L1)...

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Binance Smart Chain Paused Following $600 Million BNB Hack (Report)

Binance has announced a pause across the entire Binance Smart Chain (BSC or BNB Chain) following what appears to be one of the largest exploits in DeFi history.  An attacker has reportedly hacked another BNB chain user for 2 million BNB, worth $600 million.  Another DeFi Catastrophe According to BNB Chain on Twitter, the “temporary” pause is due to “irregular activity,” and a “potential exploit.” “All systems are now contained, and we are immediately investigating the...

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Bitcoin Defi Protocol Sovryn Gets Hacked for Over $1 Million

Sovryn – a Bitcoin-based decentralized finance protocol – was drained of over $1 million in funds on Tuesday using a price manipulation exploit.  The attack allowed the culprit to drain over $1 million worth of crypto from the protocol, including 44.93 RBTC and 211,045 USDT. Sovryn’s First Hack According to Sovryn’s blog post on the topic, the attacks specifically targeted the legacy Sovryn Borrow/Lend protocol. It impacted the RBTC and USDT lending pools.  RBTC and USDT are...

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Crypto Firm Bit Panda Seeks to Offer Traditional Commodities

Bit Panda – a financial technology firm based in Vienna, Austria – has stated that it’s going to be reverting back to the ways of traditional finance (or tradfi) in coming weeks and months and somewhat step away from the cryptocurrency and defi spaces. Bit Panda Wants a More Traditional Route The digital currency arena hasn’t been doing too well as of late. The price of bitcoin, for example, was trading at a new all-time high of about $68,000 per unit in November of last...

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How a Bot Gained and Lost Over $1 Million of ETH in One Night

On Tuesday night, an Ethereum MEV bot gained 800 ETH through the use of clever arbitrage, only to lose all of it and more to a hacker an hour later. Here’s how the situation played out on-chain: The event began with a third-party trader mistakenly losing nearly $2 million to spreads on Uniswap v2 trade. While he initially traded in 1.8 million cUSDC, he only received 518 USDC in return.  According to Flashbots Product Lead Robert Miller, this only created a “massive arbitrage...

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