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🤨 Multichain Questioned About Management of Millions in User Funds

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🤨 Multichain Questioned About Management of Millions in User Funds

Bridging Platform’s Use of Escrow Accounts Come Under Scrutiny

By Aleksandar Gilbert

BRIDGES The vast majority of crypto lost to hacks this year was stolen from bridges, the technology that allows users to transfer digital assets between blockchains.

TRANSFER The reasons are clear: Bridges are complicated, giving attackers more avenues to exploit. Moreover, they provide a single point of failure:  a smart contract holding user money in escrow while the “transferred” tokens — essentially IOUs – are used on the destination chain.

THREAT So the researchers at L2 Beat were surprised when they dug into Multichain, a bridging platform with $1B in total value locked, and found an apparent threat from within.


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🔥 Christensen Under Fire After MakerDAO Members Vote for His Reorganization Plan

Christensen Tells The Defiant the Endgame Plan Will ‘Overcome Fundamental Challenge’

By Samuel Haig

NEWS Rune Christensen has won. But now the real contest begins. That’s the upshot of a just-closed vote taken by MakerDAO members and the backlash to its implications in the DeFi community.

CHANGES The members of DeFi No. 1 protocol voted overwhelmingly in favor of making big changes to the project’s structure in line with the Endgame roadmap laid out by Christensen, MakerDAO’s founder, in May.


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Market Action

📈 Ether Hits Six-Week High As Strong Earnings Fuel Stock Market Rally

Layer 1 Tokens Lead the Charge

By yyctrader

RALLY Stock markets rallied Tuesday on the back of better-than-expected earnings from General Motors, Coca-Cola and UPS. Treasury yields fell and the U.S. dollar weakened as investors cheered the latest sign of the economy’s resilience in the face of the Fed’s aggressive inflation-fighting measures.


NFT Apps

🍎 Apple Welcomes NFTs in App Store Under Tight New Rules

Crypto Proponents Fret Computer Giant’s ‘Legacy Thinking’ Ill Suited For Crypto

By Owen Fernau

NEWS With an update to its App Store Review Guidelines, Apple reminded crypto proponents that regulators aren’t the only major players directing the space’s trajectory. On Monday, Apple made a number of changes to its on how users may access and use NFTs in its ecosystem. For starters, the policy said users may buy and sell NFTs on apps featured in its store but must use its in-app payment system.


Crypto Laws

🇬🇧 UK May Soon Recognize Cryptoassets As Financial Instruments

Amendment To Financial Services and Markets Bill Brings Crypto Regulations One Step Closer

By Tarang Khaitan

VOTE U.K. lawmakers have voted in favor of recognizing and regulating cryptoassets on par with existing financial instruments.


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🐂 What Is 0x Protocol?

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Key Peer-to-Peer Software Network

By Rahul Nambiampurath

TRANSFORM Ethereum is positioning itself as the open-source infrastructure for digital assets. Smart contracts that automate loans, NFT trading, play-to-earn games, exchanges are just some of the offerings designed to transform traditional finance into decentralized finance (DeFi).



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