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Compound Finance Fork EasyFi Loses Over $60M in Admin Key Hack

EasyFi, a Compound Finance fork launched directly on the Polygon Layer 2 Network, suffered a major hack on Monday, losing over $60M of the project’s EASY tokens and also $6M of users’ provided liquidity. The hacker gained access to the project’s admin key, which allows developers to make changes to their protocol. The attack is …

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New AMM Saddle Had Bit of a Rocky Start

Everybody hates slippage.  That’s the problem Saddle, the freshly launched dApp “designed to enable efficient trading between pegged value crypto assets,” aims to tackle. And while the project quickly reached its initial deposit cap, it wasn’t without a couple of hiccups.  Saddle is a new automated market maker (AMM) that intends to provide liquidity for …

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DeFi Forks Are Moving Beyond Copy and Paste

In the last month, almost every major DeFi project has been forked. Some of the forks have even been forked themselves. But do these near-copies of projects actually add any value? Or are they simply opportunistic money-grabs? Like many things in life, the truth isn’t always clear-cut. Each fork, from SushiSwap, to Swerve, to Cream, …

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“I F*cked Up. And I am Sorry:” Chef Nomi Returns $14M of ETH to SushiSwap

There’s yet another twist to this California Roll. The founder behind the Uniswap fork SushiSwap, an anonymous developer going by the name of Chef Nomi who had run off with about $14M worth of ETH and prompted accusations the project was an exit scam, today returned his stash. “To everyone. I f*cked up. And I …

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