Wednesday , December 7 2022
Home / Tag Archives: DeFi News

Tag Archives: DeFi News

1inch Unveils New Feature to Protect Users From ‘Sandwich Attacks’

Decentralized exchange aggregator – 1inch – announced the launch of a tool called “Rabbithole.” According to the press release shared with CryptoPotato, the new feature is designed to protect MetaMask traders swapping on the 1inch platform against “sandwich attacks” – a type of front-running attack usually applied over transactions sent to a DEX to buy tokens. RabitHole essentially works by sending swap transactions on 1inch directly to validators while avoiding the mempool,...

Read More »

After FTX Blowup, Crypto Wallet SafePal Achieves Record Signups

The collapse of crypto exchange FTX appears to have sparked surging sales for self-custodial crypto wallets which give users direct ownership of their coins.  SafePal, a Binance-backed crypto wallet brand, has experienced a 10x surge in traffic to its platform since November 11th, and its hardware wallet has made record sales within that time.  SafePal surpassed over 7 million users over the past 6 months, with pronounced gains in November. In a statement shared with...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

Avalanche Integrates Layer-2 Scaling Solution Boba Network

Ethereum layer-2 protocol Boba Network has announced the launch of its L2 scaling and augmenting solution on the Avalanche blockchain.  In a press release shared with CryptoPotato on Wednesday, Boba noted that the latest integration with Avalanche would further boost its status as a leading L2 scaling solution and provide developers network with a new low-cost ecosystem to build dApps. Avalanche Developers to Leverage Boba’s Hybrid Compute The integration allows Avalanche...

Read More »

Cake DeFi Launches Blockchain Hub Birthday Research With $50 Million Investment Plans

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Cake DeFi will set up a global R&D hub called Birthday Research to develop best-in-class technologies for the blockchain and digital asset sectors. The project said its initial budget will be set at $50 million. Cake DeFi’s Research Hub  Based in Singapore, Birthday Research will have a budget of $50 million to be spent over the next four years. The headcount at Cake DeFi’s current R&D department will grow to over 100 members from...

Read More »

Over 1.2 Billion aUSD Minted in an Exploit of Polkadot’s DeFi Hub Acala

Polkadot’s decentralized finance (DeFi) hub Acala suffered a major attack on its newly launched liquidity pool on Sunday. The exploit allowed the hacker to mint more than 1.2 billion aUSD, the project’s stablecoin.  Shortly after the hack, the Acala team updated users on Twitter, noting that the exploit originated from a “misconfiguration of the iBTC/aUSD liquidity pool.” The misconfiguration has now been rectified, according to the project.  We have identified the issue as...

Read More »

Astar Network Partners Acala to Boost DeFi on Polkadot

Polkadot’s innovation hub Astar Network has partnered with DeFi network Acala to boost decentralized finance (DeFi) by unlocking new opportunities and rewards for developers in the Polkadot ecosystem.  The two entities have joined forces to launch a new DeFi program dubbed “Astar x Acala DeFi Rising.”  The DeFi Rising Program According to a press release seen by CryptoPotato, the program will allow developers to build apps on Astar’s dApp ecosystem while leveraging Acala’s...

Read More »

Solana-based DeFi Land Launches its First Play-to-Earn Game

DeFi Land, a multi-chain agriculture simulation gaming project built on the Solana blockchain, has unveiled its first play-to-earn game created to gamify all aspects of decentralized finance (DeFi). DeFi Land Launches New P2E Game As per the press release shared with CryptoPotato, the game, scheduled to go live on May 18th at 8 PM UTC, will allow players to fish, shoot, farm, drive harvesters, carter for pets and do lots more. In return, players will earn DFL and GOLDY, the...

Read More »

Okay Bears NFT Collection: The Complete Guide

Okay, Bears has quickly become amongst the most popular collections of non-fungible tokens based on Solana. At the time of this writing in May 2022, the collection has also become the most actively traded one on OpenSea, surpassing the likes of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Azuki, CloneX, and others. The following is a deep dive on Okay Bears and everything there is to know about the collection.  What Are Okay Bears NFTs? Okay Bears is a collection of 10,000 non-fungible tokens...

Read More »