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Flash Loans Strike: Belt Finance Exploited for $6.2 Million

The hacker managed to steal $6.2 million worth of BUSD, the Binance native USD-pegged stablecoin converted to ETH via 1inch DEX and partially withdrawn from Binance Smart Chain onto Ethereum. This hack was comparatively benign: only $6.2 million was stolen from Belt Finance’s massive $2.6 billion total value locked (TVL). The beltBUSD vault uses four strategies. A bug in the Elipsis strategy was used to leak out funds via the Venus strategy. The vault sends new deposits to...

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$50M Drained From Uranium Finance: Hack or Rug Pull?

$50 million worth of various cryptocurrencies has disappeared from the automated market maker platform running on the Binance Smart Chain – Uranium Finance. While the team behind the project claims the funds were stolen, the cryptocurrency community speculates of a possible rug pull. $50M Gone From Uranium Finance The DeFi project took it to Twitter today to explain the exploit which targeted its v2.1 token migration event. More specifically, Uranium argued that the hackers...

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Microsoft and Intel Introduce a Shield Against Cryptojacking

The tech giant Microsoft has integrated the Intel Threat Detection Technology into its Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. This should increase detection ability and enhance protection against cryptojacking malware. The New Addition and Its Technology During the last few years, the primary cryptocurrency along with the many other altcoins have significantly appreciated in value which caused an uptick of interest for crypto mining as well. The process involves validating data...

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Not Just Ripple: SEC Goes After Another Blockchain Company

A few months after it filed a lawsuit against Ripple for conducting an unregistered security offering, the SEC has done the same against another blockchain project. This time, it’s going for LBRY – a project operating a decentralized content publishing platform. $11M Worth of Unregistered Securities Offering? Based in New Hampshire, US, LBRY Inc is a blockchain-based file-sharing and payment network that powers social networks and video platforms. Although it was founded in...

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Fake Bitcoin Sellers Steal Close to $500K From Victims

Two suspects have been accused of stealing almost $500,000 from unsuspecting victims in fraudulent bitcoin transactions in Hong Kong.Fake It Till You Steal ItAccording to a report by the South China Morning Post on Tuesday (Mar. 23, 2021), the victims, aged 33 and 31, were deceived by two con artists in a fake bitcoin transaction. The cons who posed as bitcoin sellers managed to steal HK$3.85 million ($495,650) from the victims.The victims, who work at a money exchange company, went to a shop...

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$100 Million in Monero (XMR) Ransom Reportedly Demanded from Computer Giant Acer

The Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer, is purportedly the latest popular organization to fall victim to the notorious REvil ransomware attack. According to recent reports, the perpetrators have requested one of the largest demands so far of up to $100 million paid in the privacy cryptocurrency – Monero.Ransomware Attack on AcerHeadquartered in New Taipei City, Acer is among the world’s largest manufacturers of computer hardware and electronics with revenue of over...

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It’s Official: PayPal to Acquire Crypto Custodian Curv

The leading payment processor, PayPal, announced today that it has agreed to purchase the digital asset custody company, Curv. It said that it will complete the acquisition in the first quarter of the year.Rumors Confirmed True As PayPal Acquire CurvReports surfaced last week that PayPal was planning to acquire cryptocurrency security firm, Curv. There were no concrete evidence to buttress the claims, but the leading payment giants have now made it official via a press release today.The...

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Brad Garlinghouse: XRP Will Continue Trading Even if Ripple Goes Away

With the impending legal battle between the SEC and Ripple, the CEO of the payment processor said that XRP will endure even if the company doesn’t.Simultaneously, Jesse Powell, the CEO of the veteran US exchange, Kraken, believes that offering XRP trading carries “huge asymmetrical risk.”XRP Will Endure, Says Ripple CEOEver since the US Securities and Exchange Commission brought charges against Ripple for conducting an unregistered security offering, the company’s executives have tried to...

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Verge (XVG) Goes Through an Attempted 51% Attack

Verge, a privacy-centric cryptocurrency, reportedly suffered an attempted 51% attack, causing a massive blockchain reorganization, which wiped off over six months of transactions.200 Days Worth of Verge Transactions Wiped OffThe issue was first revealed by Antoine Le Calvez, chief data engineer at blockchain research company Coin Metrics. Tweeting on February 15, Le Calvez noted that 0over 560,000 blocks were affected.Le Calvez’s colleague, Lucas Nuzzi, who is Coin Metrics’ network data...

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CREAM Finance Exploited, Price Crashes 30% Instantly

CREAM Finance, one of the more popular projects in the field of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), has been exploited. The price for its CREAM token has dropped by 30% in less than a few minutes after the news broke out.The official Twitter account of CREAM Finance revealed earlier today that the protocol has been exploited.We are aware of a potential exploit and are looking into this. Thank you for your support as we investigate.We are aware of a potential exploit and are looking into this. Thank...

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