Inverse Finance exploited again for $1.2M in flashloan oracle attack

Just two months after losing $15.6 million in a price oracle manipulation exploit, Inverse Finance has again been hit with a flashloan exploit that saw the attackers make off with $1.26 million in Tether (USDT) and Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC). Inverse Finance is an Ethereum based decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol and a flashloan is a type … Read more

Illicit crypto usage as a percent of total usage has fallen: Report

Illicit cryptocurrency activity in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022 has declined as a percentage of overall crypto activity, according to blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace. The cryptocurrency industry has long held a reputation in some jurisdictions as a haven for illegal activity. However, CipherTrace estimates that illicit activity was between 0.62% and 0.65% of … Read more

Maiar decentralized crypto exchange goes offline after bug discovery

Minutes before 12 a.m. UTC on June 6, the CEO and co-founder of the Elrond Network, Beniamin Mincu, tweeted that he and his team were “investigating a set of suspicious activities” on the Maiar decentralized crypto exchange (DEX). Soon after the exchange was taken offline with Mincu reporting the issue was identified and an “emergency fix” was … Read more

More than $1.6 billion exploited from DeFi so far in 2022

The decentralized finance (DeFi) space has been rife with hacks, exploits, and scams so far this year with over $1.6 billion in crypto stolen from users, surpassing the total amount stolen in 2020 and 2021 combined. Analysis from blockchain security firm CertiK revealed the statistics on May 2 showing the month of March having the … Read more