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CREAM and Alpha Finance Get Hacked for $37.5M

DeFi experienced one of its more complex exploits over the weekend. An attack which resulted in ~$37.5M drained from CREAM Finance’s Iron Bank using Alpha Homora’s leveraged debt. An attacker was able to use Alpha’s sUSD contracts which had not yet been released to the public or made available in the UI to act as …

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Ethereum Transactions Rise as Price Trends in All-Time High Territory

Transactions on the Ethereum network continue to outpace Bitcoin’s as momentum for decentralised finance protocols snowballs. ETH is testing all-time highs, but has yet to double in price from its record, like BTC did. Highest Since 2017 Ethereum transactions are soaring near the high reached at the top of the 2017/2018 crypto rally, at around …

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BTC & ETH Massively Outperform Crypto Hedge Funds in 2020

Sometimes “HODL” really is the best advice. Simply holding Bitcoin and Ether massively outperformed crypto hedge funds (along with the vast majority of non-crypto assets) in 2020. BTC kicked off 2020 at just under $3,700  and reached almost $19,400 by the end of November, a 425% increase. ETH started the year at around $130 and …

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Synthetix Introduces Layer 2 Staking on Optimism

Things are hopefully about to speed up and get cheaper in Ethereum land, as Synthetix, the synthetic asset issuance protocol, deployed its staking code from Ethereum to Optimism, a Layer 2 scaling solution on Jan. 15.  Now, users can migrate their Synthetix Network Tokens (SNX), used to mint the protocol’s synthetic assets, to Optimistic Ethereum’s …

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