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🏛 Coin Center Says Biden Administration ‘Criminalized’ Open Source Code

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Special Report: Exploits

🎙️Wintermute’s David Micley Says Institutional Investors Are Here To Stay

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Crypto Advocacy

🏛 Coin Center Says Biden Administration ‘Criminalized’ Open Source Code

Advocacy Group Sues Treasury Department for Outlawing Tornado Cash

By Samuel Haig

SANCTIONS The crypto industry’s fight back has begun. Coin Center, a non-profit advocacy organization representing the web3 industry in Washington D.C., sued the U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday for sanctioning the smart contracts of decentralized crypto mixing protocol, Tornado Cash.


DeFi Drama

🍣 SushiSwap’s Grey Rebuts Accusations Made ‘Without Any Substantial Evidence’

Jared Grey Lays Out Detailed Defense of His Record as He Takes Up Post at DEX

By Samuel Haig

RESPONSE Jared Grey has said his piece. And yes, he addressed the horse. In a detailed response published on Thursday, SushiSwap’s new head chef rejected the extraordinary allegations leveled against him this week and defended his record and reputation. 


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Crypto Fundraising

💰 Blockchain Indexing Startup nxyz Raises $40M In Funding Led By Paradigm

Aims To Tackle Web3’s ‘Biggest Pain Point’

By Aleksandar Gilbert

INDEXING It isn’t sexy. It isn’t a brand-new blockchain or a celebrity-backed NFT collection. But five-month-old crypto firm nxyz has lined up a host of prominent venture capital firms behind its promise of “fast, reliable blockchain indexing.”



🦹🏻‍♂️ Attacker Behind $116M Mango Markets Exploit Eyes $65M Bounty

In What May Be A New Record For DeFi, Mango Markets, Temple DAO and RabbySwap All Exploited On Oct. 11

By Tarang Khaitan

NEWS Mango Markets, a margin trading and lending platform on the Solana blockchain, was exploited to the tune of $116M on Oct. 11,  the venture said on Twitter.  The attacker managed to inflate the price of the platform’s native MNGO token and drain all the liquidity from the protocol, according to Joshua Lim, Head of Derivatives at Genesis Global Trading. 



🧐 Why MEV Matters and Other Post-Merge Revelations

PoS Ethereum Will Create Hidden Value But Block Construction is Vital

Guest writer Matt Cutler walks us through the many changes in Ethereum’s blockchain since the shift to Proof of Stake…

FUTURE The Merge was undoubtedly the most significant Web3 network upgrade to date, with implications that go beyond switching consensus mechanisms and reducing energy consumption. In fact, this upgrade was the first step towards a future in which your Ethereum wallet pays you to use it.



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DeFi Explainers

🤔 What Is Lido?

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Staking Powerhouse

By Rahul Nambiampurath

STAKING Proof of stake blockchains like Ethereum or Solana rely on economic staking instead of computational Proof of Work to execute transactions and secure the network. The problem is, staking makes funds illiquid when they are locked-in for this purpose.



🔗 Laura Shin’s ‘The Cryptopians’ In The Works As Drama Series From ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Producer Playground: Deadline

Crypto page-turner The Cryptopians, written by Laura Shin, is in the works for the small screen.

🔗 Arbitrum Builder Offchain Labs Buys Prysmatic Labs, a Core Team Behind Ethereum’s Merge: CoinDesk

Offchain Labs, the firm behind Ethereum layer 2 network Arbitrum, said it was acquiring Prysmatic Labs, one of the core engineering teams behind Ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake.

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