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🦹🏻‍♂️ Binance Smart Chain Back Online After $560M Bridge Hack

Around $110M Has Been Bridged To Other Blockchains

By Owen Fernau

Another major DeFi bridge has been exploited, and Binance’s Ethereum-compatible blockchain is the target. Binance Smart Chain (BSC) has been paused after more than $500m in BNB, the Binance ecosystem’s native token, were drained from the official bridge.


DeFi Funding

🍣 Sushi Rallies After GoldenTree Discloses $5M Position

Election Of New Head Chef Bolsters Sentiment Around Troubled DEX

By: Tarang Khaitan

STAKED GoldenTree, a privately-held firm with $50B in assets under management, has bought and staked $5.2M worth of SUSHI tokens. The American asset manager disclosed its position on Oct. 5 in Sushi’s governance forum. 


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AMC’s The Walking Dead Signature 3D Avatars Minting on 10/5

The Walking Dead series may be coming to an end, but the Dead continue to live on in Web3. After two public sell outs of their NFT collections, Orange Comet will be releasing their Metaverse-ready, 3D hand-sculpted avatars of some of the favorite characters from the TV series. On October 5, two 5K piece mints (one public, one passholder only) will go on sale.

The Avatars feature fan-favorites Rick, Daryl, Michonne (with her pets), Carol, Mercer and more. These high-quality digital collectibles are one of the required NFTs needed to activate the gamification of the upcoming ‘The Walking Dead Lands’ metaverse; a post-apocalyptic open-world build-and-earn experience.

The cost for the public mint will be $80, priced in ETH immediately before the mint, and if you’re a Walker Access passholder, there will be an additional 0.02 ETH discount. So even if your favorite show may be ending, get your wallets ready so you can stay connected to the TWD community.

DeFi Rebounds

🧗🏼‍♀️ THORChain Breaks Free of Early Troubles With Move to Avalanche

Bridging Protocol Forges Partnerships in Slow and Steady Recovery From Exploits

By Aleksandar Gilbert

REBOUND Despite a rough start that would have killed many young companies, THORChain continues to build and raise capital, buoyed by its unique place in the crypto ecosystem. This week, THORChain, which has a market cap of $487M, announced its integration with the Avalanche blockchain.


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😼 Cool Cats Inks Partnership With Animoca Brands

Yuga Labs Unveils BAYC Community Council

By yyctrader

INVESTMENT Cool Cats, a popular collection of 9,999 feline-themed profile picture NFTs, has closed a strategic investment from Animoca Brands, the web3 gaming powerhouse.


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🧐 What Is Tezos?

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Blockchain Network Specializing in dApps and NFTs

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🔗 Celsius’ Top 3 Execs Cashed Out $42M in Crypto Before Bankruptcy: CoinDesk

Crypto lender Celsius’ top three executives withdrew $42.13 million in cryptocurrency between May and June 2022, right before the company suspended withdrawals and filed for bankruptcy, new court records show.

🔗 DeepMind’s game-playing AI has beaten a 50-year-old record in computer science: MIT Technology Review

DeepMind has used its board-game playing AI AlphaZero to discover a faster way to solve a fundamental math problem in computer science, beating a record that has stood for more than 50 years.

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