🥷🏻 CREAM Finance Attack Leads to $23 Million Loss in AMP and ETH

Hello Defiers! Here’s what we are covering today, News CREAM Finance Attack Leads to $23 Million Loss in AMP and ETH Three Arrows Founders and Mysterious Collector ‘Vincent Van Dough’ Launch $100M NFT Fund Opinion Scaling DAOs Won’t Be Easy: Here’s Fi...

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🥷🏻 CREAM Finance Attack Leads to $23 Million Loss in AMP and ETH

ATTACK New token standards introduce complexity that DeFi applications are still learning how to grapple with. Prime example: Money market CREAM Finance was hit with a reentrancy attack on Aug. 30 that allowed attackers to drain $22.8 million in Flexa’s AMP token and $4.2 million worth of ETH (based on market prices in mid-morning trading Monday).

TRANSFER Blockchain security company Peckshield ascribed the attack to the way the AMP token functions. The company tweeted, “The hack is made possible due to a reentrancy bug introduced by $AMP, which is an ERC-777-like token and exploited to re-borrow assets during its transfer before updating the first borrow.”

HONEYPOT With $82.4B in assets currently locked up in decentralized finance smart contracts, the industry presents a tantalizing honeypot for cybercriminals. There have been a slew of similar attacks this year, including a previous attack on CREAM in February.


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🖼 Three Arrows Founders and Mysterious Collector ‘Vincent Van Dough’ Launch $100M NFT Fund

NEWS A prolific NFT collector who goes by the pseudonym VincentVanDough (VVD) on Aug. 29 announced they would be launching a new NFT fund in partnership with Su Zhu and Kyle Davies, the founders of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital.

TOP PIECES The new fund, named Starry Night Capital after one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, plans to raise $100M to invest in “top pieces from the most desired sets”, Dough said on Twitter.


GALLERY Starry Night Capital aims to launch a physical gallery in a major city later this year, in addition to plans for an NFT education portal and community building initiatives. The collector drew the attention of the NFT community a few months ago when they started buying up rare Art Blocks NFTs at prices that were considered extremely high at the time.




Molly Wintermute Releases Hegic V8888: 0% Trading Fees and Gas Fee-Free Options Trading

Hegic V8888 is live in mainnet:


Hegic is an on-chain peer-to-pool options trading protocol built on Ethereum. With Hegic, DeFi and crypto users can trade 24/7 American, cash-settled, on-chain ETH and WBTC call / put options with no KYC or registration required for trading.

Hegic was founded 1.5 years ago in February, 2020. Hegic V888 (the previous version) was live for 10 months. The results achieved by V888:

● $492,075,000 total volume

● $22M record daily volume

● 6,450 options traded

● 2,825 unique users

● $10,415,000 earned by HEGIC staking lots holders

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● 90 days is the new maximum period of holding options

Earning Yield on Hegic V8888

● Zero-loss options selling pools with auto-hedging

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🧗 Scaling DAOs Won’t Be Easy: Here’s Five Major Challenges They Must Overcome

In this essay, Connor Spelliscy highlights five key challenges DAOs must address if they are scale in a meaningful way. He draws on input from the DAO Summit and interviews with influential voices in DeFi.

UPSHOT The only thing cooler than working for one DAO is working for all the DAOs. But to do that you need to figure out what all DAOs need. That sounded tricky to us, too.

BRILLIANT So we asked! We gathered together some of the leading DAO founders, operators, and investors at the DAO Summit. We then separately interviewed more than 20 other brilliant DAO stakeholders, and asked them what they needed most. And here it is: a list of five of the most pressing questions for DAOs. So you can level up and get working right now.

STAKEHOLDERS With DAOs starting to research legal, governance, diversity, treasury management, tax, and other issues, much of the foundational learnings and research of DAO stakeholders remain siloed within their own communities. By doing open source work, you’ll accelerate the functionality of all DAOs, rather than just one. Your work can go so much further.




📺 Quick Take: ⚠️ Security issue on Ethereum


🔗 Money Trail From Liquid Exchange Hack Points to Wasabi Privacy Wallets: CoinDesk

Hackers who stole about $97 million in cryptocurrency from the Liquid exchange used the non-custodial, privacy-focused Wasabi wallet to protect some of their gains, according to sleuthing firm Crystal Blockchain.

🔗 SOL burn? Solana price hits $100 for the first time after mysterious ‘Ignition’ event revealed

Solana (SOL) prices rose on Monday as traders speculated on what appeared to be a key but mysterious feature launch scheduled for later this week.


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