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🔥 Mistaken $1B Hack Exposes ‘Blessing and Curse’ of Web3

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🔥 Mistaken $1B Hack Exposes ‘Blessing and Curse’ of Web3

pNetwork ‘s ‘Misconfiguration’ of Code Pressures Gala Games Token

By Samuel Haig

DAMAGE CONTROL The cross-chain bridge provider, pNetwork, swung into damage control after its attempt to address a “misconfiguration” in its code gave the appearance of a $1B hack.



📈 Rising Rate Environment Tests DeFi’s Stickiness

U.S. Treasuries Now Yield More Than DeFi Money Markets

By Owen Fernau

UNCHARTED TERRITORY With benchmark DeFi yielding less than low-risk assets like U.S. Treasuries, blockchain-based finance has entered unfamiliar territory. After the Federal Reserve’s fourth consecutive 0.75% hike on Nov. 2, the benchmark U.S. interest rate stands at 4%, the highest it’s been since January 2008.


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NFT Roundup

👹 Art Gobblers’ Floor Price Drops 50% After Splashy Debut

Arweave, Polygon Rally After Meta’s NFT Announcement

By yyctrader

CUT Art Gobblers, a highly anticipated NFT collection designed by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland and backed by Paradigm, the web3 venture capital fund, saw its floor price cut in half on Nov. 3.


DeFi Comebacks

👀 Cronje Rejoins Fantom and DeFi After Posting Essay on Crypto Winter

FTM Jumps 20% on News Yearn DeFi Pioneer is Back in the Game

By Tarang Khaitan

DEFECTOR Andre Cronje just can’t stay away. Conje, a gifted dev and founder of Yearn Finance, has also proven to be a serial defector from DeFi. On Thursday, Conje tweeted that he’s making a comeback, again. 


NFT Applications

🎓 Your Diploma is an NFT — Mongolian Students to Receive Honors on a Polygon Chain

National University of Mongolia to Receive Soulbound Tokens on PoS Chain

By Samuel Haig

ON-CHAIN In an unusual move into higher education, the team behind Polygon, the Layer 2 blockchain, is planning to let students at the National University of Mongolia (NUM) receive their diplomas as Soulbound Tokens on-chain, the project said on Thursday. 


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DeFi Explainers

🤔 What Is dYdX?

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Leading Decentralized Exchange

By Rahul Nambiampurath

RARE PLATFORM DYdX is a decentralized exchange (DEX) hosted on Ethereum that enables the swap of at least 36 cryptocurrencies without know-your-customer (KYC) identity verification. The exchange is also one of the rare platforms to offer perpetual margin trading, allowing traders to fund only a portion of the trade instead of the entire value of the trading position.



🔗 Dapper Labs Cuts 22% of Staff as NFT Market Craters: CoinDesk

One of the biggest names in the non-fungible token (NFT) industry is dramatically reducing headcount as the crypto bear market continues to take a toll on Web3 companies.

🔗 How low liquidity led to Mango Markets losing over $116 million: CoinTelegraph

It would seem that the hackers used an “oracle price manipulation” tactic in the exploit on the Solana-based DeFi network, as indicated by a tweet sent by the official account for the Mango cryptocurrency exchange.

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