Monthly Archives: February 2021

Transaction batching protocol Furucombo suffers $14 million “evil contract” hack

The latest attack relied on user permissions granted to the protocol The latest “evil contract” exploit has netted an attacker over $14 million in stolen funds.  Furucombo, a tool designed to help users “batch” transactions and interactions with multiple protocols at once, fell victim to the attack which centered on token approvals from users. The attacker’s address currently has $14 million worth of various cryptocurrencies, but the attack appears to be larger as they have been transferring ETH to privacy mixer Tornado Cash in batches over the […]

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Institutional Investors Pile Into Crypto Exchange-Traded Products: Managed Assets Rise to $44 Billion This Month

The total assets under management across all crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs) worldwide have risen 50% this month to nearly $44 billion. Among listed products, Grayscale’s bitcoin trust tops the list with the most assets under management while Bitwise’s fund was the best performing bitcoin product by market price over the last 30 days. Cryptocompare published its “Digital Asset Management Review” for the month of February on Friday. The report states that the total assets under management (AUM) across all exchange-traded products (ETPs) increased 50% to $43.9 billion […]

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Economist warns of dystopia if ‘Bitcoin Aristocrats’ become reality

Critics of the digital currency have visions of the future every bit as silly as maximalists’. Not everyone is excited about hyperbitcoinization.  According to a popular copy/paste meme, Bitcoin holders are set to become a neo-aristocracy as Bitcoin becomes the dominant world currency: Only $BTC holders will be permitted to the upper echelons of society. Nocoiners will be shunned, socially and financially. At best forced to become servants to the new upper class. At worst executed for crimes against the #Bitcoin empire. — The Crypto Dog (@TheCryptoDog) […]

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6 Questions for Kain Warwick of Synthetix

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and we throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!   This week, our 6 Questions go to Kain Warwick, the founder of Synthetix. Kain Warwick is the founder of Synthetix, a derivatives liquidity protocol on Ethereum. Synthetix has processed billions of dollars in trading volume. Warwick previously founded Blueshyft, Australia’s largest cryptocurrency payment gateway.   1 Whats a problem you think blockchain has a chance to […]

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Here are 6 DEX tokens that have seen exponential growth in 2021

These DEX tokens are quietly accruing triple-digit gains as the total value locked in DeFi reaches new highs each week. DeFi has steadily grown in prominence over the past year thanks in large part to the strong foundations established by decentralized exchanges (DEX) that enable easy access to the latest tokens and projects.  While there have been previous iterations of DEX user interfaces, such as IDEX or Etherdelta, it wasn’t until Uniswap launched that trading in the DeFi network really took off and facilitated the launch of […]

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Despite The Bitcoin Price Dip, This Week Was Incredibly Bullish

I know that this advice is easier said than done, but don’t get distracted by the price of bitcoin.  We closed last Friday at $56,000 and saw the price reach and all-time high over the weekend, yet the market decided to pull back. This is a feature, not a bug. Remember that bitcoin is a mature asset and the market is in price discovery mode 24/7.  If you look beyond the charts and read the headlines from this week, you would think a dramatic price rise would […]

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The $282 Million Awakenings: 120 Bitcoin Block Rewards from 2010 and 2011 Woke Up This Year

On February 25, onchain analysts noticed two 2010 block rewards that were transferred after sitting dormant for over a decade. A lot of old blocks have been spent in 2021, and after the large strings of 2010 block rewards spent on January 3rd and 10th, another massive string of 20 block rewards from 2010 were moved on the 25th. In addition to these old bitcoin moves, block rewards from 2011 have started to wake in great numbers as well. 80 Block Rewards from 2010 Spent This Year, […]

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Institutions and miners accumulating through Bitcoin chop; whales uncertain

Bitcoin in, and Bitcoin out: major players are deploying different strategies as BTC consolidates well under $58,400 highs. After a violent price reversal last week that saw Bitcoin retreat from all-time highs, traders and analysts are now eyeing major players and investors to gauge BTC’s next move — and so far the reaction is decidedly mixed. Data from on-chain analytics firm Glassnode indicates that the number of Bitcoin whales — a term for wallets that hold between 1,000 and 10,000 BTC — has at least temporarily reversed […]

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Is Bitcoin at risk of another drop below $40K in a historically corrective March?

Bitcoin is showing signs of weakness as February draws to a close. Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a corrective week as the price dropped from $58,000 to $44,000 in a matter of days. This dropdown caused a panic reaction across the markets as the euphoria was immediately halted. For instance, the Crypto Fear and Greed Index plunged to monthly lows of 56 after being above 90, or “extreme greed” for an entire month.  Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me However, such a panic reaction is unwarranted because […]

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Moving beyond the crisis narrative: Crypto in a post-pandemic world

Over the last decade, crypto has weathered what feels like crisis after crisis. It’s time to think about what comes next. Everyone knows the story. When the first block of Bitcoin (BTC) was mined, the protocol itself entered a world of grave economic uncertainty. Not long before the market would hit its lowest point of the 2009 recession, Bitcoin was quietly created, dropped like a life raft alongside a then-sinking economy. The now infamous phrase “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” was cribbed from the […]

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