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Liquidity Management Protocol Visor Gets Hacked, Price Plummets 95%

Visor – a Uniswap-based protocol specializing in NFT smart vaults – was recently exploited by hackers to withdraw 8.8 million vVISR tokens. The Visor team appears to be addressing the issue, but the token’s price has collapsed in the aftermath. Hacked For Millions Visor Finance called attention to the exploit over Twitter earlier today. Apparently, the hack targeted the vVISR staking contract. Flaws in the contract include a re-entry hack to double mint vVISR tokens,...

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MetaMask Teases In-App NFT Extension

MetaMask is one of the most popular non-custodial wallet applications with millions of active users. Now, it also teases that in-app non-fungible tokens will also come to life soon. CryptoPotato reported earlier in November that the popular non-custodial wallet MetaMask has reached a whopping userbase upwards of 21 million. MetaMask is in the middle of the ongoing DeFi boom as it’s the most popular wallet. Now, the team also teased about upcoming NFTs on the MetaMask browser...

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DeFi Protocol Grim Finance Exploited for $30 Million Worth of FTM

The self-described compounding yield optimizer – Grim Finance – has reported being hacked in a reentrancy exploit with the attacker swiping up to $30 million worth of Fantom tokens. The DeFi protocol took it to Twitter on Sunday to inform its users about the hack. The team described it as an “advanced attack,” in which the perpetrator exploited the project’s vault contract through five reentrancy loops. This enabled the attacker to fake five additional deposits into a vault...

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RadioShack Announces a New DeFi And NFT Collection

This year, Radioshack, the legendary seller of electronic components and specialized hardware, turned 100 years old, and what better way to celebrate its longevity than to change its line of business to fully embrace the world of cryptocurrencies with the launch of a DeFi protocol and an NFT collection. In a move that left a good portion of assiduous Crypto Twitter users scratching their heads, the company changed its Bio and website to promote its new vision of launching and...

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Over $30 Million in WETH and MATIC Stolen From DeFi Project MonoX

MonoX, a decentralized finance project providing single token pools, has become the latest hack victim, in which early estimations show that the perpetrators managed to take more than $30 million in various cryptocurrencies. The protocol took it to Twitter to confirm the breach, explaining that a “method in the swap contract was exploited and boosted MONO token price to sky-high.” The attackers used the coin to purchase several other digital assets. According to some...

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Crypto Resource DappRadar to Launch Own Governance Token

DappRadar – a popular dApp discovery and analysis platform – recently confirmed plans for a platform-native token called RADAR. It is intended to help DappRadar decentralize its future operations. RADAR Token The company revealed the RADAR token at an event in the crypto VR game Somnium Space earlier this week. According to a statement seen by CryptoPotato, RADAR is a governance token granting its holders greater influence over DappRadar’s broader ecosystem. Through various...

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Oasis Foundation Launches EVM-Compatible ParaTime on Mainnet, Targets NFTs, Gaming

Emerald, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible ParaTime developed by the privacy-focused blockchain protocol Oasis, has officially seen the light of day on Mainnet. Oasis aims to attract more projects from the DeFi, NFT, and gaming dApps industries onto its network with the move. The press release seen by CryptoPotato informed of the launch, explaining that Oasis Network wants to provide enhanced DeFi and NFT experience for its user base but only for a fraction of the...

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Bitcoin Is Not a Fad, Says Australia’s Financial Service Minister

The Australian Finance Services Minister – Jane Hume – publically backed up digital assets by saying they are not just a temporary trend. Additionally, she opined that decentralized finance (DeFi) presents “incredible opportunities” for Australia. ‘We Need to Acknowledge This Is Not a Fad’ Jane Hume – an Australian minister and senator – fired back at Tony Richards (Head of Payment at the Reserve Bank of Australia), who recently described cryptocurrencies as “faddish.” On top...

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Ethereum’s Problems are Hindering its Leadership in the Defi Ecosystem, Experts Say

The debate over the feasibility of using Ethereum as the Swiss Army of the crypto-verse is heating up again now that DeFi, gaming, and NFT are enjoying a recent surge in popularity. But the outlook is not very positive considering the current state of affairs. The impact of xcessive fees, long confirmation times, and slow updates is starting to worry retail users, techies, and large investors. Ethereum Developers Should Focus on L1 Faced with the difficulties of delivering a...

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Overall Losses from DeFi Exploits Exceed $12 Billion in 2021: Elliptic Report

According to data provided by the blockchain analysis company – Elliptic – investors have lost $12 billion to criminals targeting decentralized finance platforms since the beginning of 2021. More than $10 billion of that amount accounts for cases of fraud and theft on DeFi products. Seven Times More Than in 2020 Over the recent years, the total value locked in DeFi projects has skyrocketed from $500 million to nearly $250 billion. With this major increase, though, comes the...

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