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📉 CREAM Finance Exploited for $130M in DeFi’s Third-Largest Hack
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Hackers Ransack CREAM
“We are investigating an exploit on C.R.E.A.M. v1 on Ethereum and will share updates as soon as they are available,” the CREAM Twitter account noted.
The attack would be the third-largest in DeFi according to Rekt. It may be the latest example of hackers using flash loans (loans that are executed without the need of collateral as long as they’re paid back in a single blockchain block) to exploit every last loophole they can find in the open source code across decentralized finance.
According to the CREAM app, there is hardly anything left inside the v1 vaults.
Paradigm Backs Cosmos AMM
Cross-blockchain interoperability will require exchanges that don’t care what chain a token is on or what chain it’s going to. That vision is being validated today by some of the largest investors in crypto.
Osmosis, a decentralized exchange in the Cosmos ecosystem, today announced a $21M sale of tokens from the Osmosis Foundation treasury, in a round led by Paradigm. Other investors included Robert Leshner’s scout fund, Robot Ventures, Nascent, Ethereal, Figment and Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon.
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Today Veve announced that Disney will offer non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of its characters as part of a promotion for its streaming video channel Disney+. The NFTs will be “Golden Moments,” which feature golden statues of the characters as digital collectibles.
The first upgrade on Ethereum’s proof-of-stake chain has been deployed successfully but that hasn’t stopped prices from declining.
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele tweeted earlier today that his government has taken advantage of the recent Bitcoin price drop and added 420 additional BTC to the nation’s stash.
The seven-month-old protocol, which at press time held over $800 million in crypto assets, said Jump Capital and Alameda Research led the “strategic investment.
Crypto trade associations reported an unprecedented third quarter for lobbying spending, disclosures filed with Congress in the past few days show.
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