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Did a class-action suit play a role in Maker’s refusal to compensate March crash victims?

After multiple rounds of voting and heated discussion, the final vote to compensate losses for Maker (MKR) users that were liquidated “unfairly” during the March crash failed. About 52,500 MKR voted against any compensation, which accounted for 65% of the total votes. This amounts to about 8% of the total MKR supply, which some commentators […]

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BTC
Could holding 0.28 BTC put you in the 1% wealth bracket?

A large portion of Bitcoin’s (BTC) value lies within its limited 21 million coin supply, which means ownership of a small portion could lead to significant wealth — if mass global adoption occurs. “There is only 0.0027 BTC for the current 7 billion people,” trader, Bitcoin evangelist, and Twitter personality Davincij15 said in a Sept. […]

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BTC
Developer reveals ‘biggest unsolvable Lightning attack vector’

Independent Bitcoin Lightning developer, Joost Jager, has outlined an exploit of the micro-payments network that could result in channels being compromised with very little effort and negligible cost. However, he said he’s hard at work on a possible solution. Jager specifies that the attack could be carried out on wumbo channels, which essentially allow larger […]

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Emin Gun Sirer’s $42 million blockchain for DeFi scaling has launched

Avalanche, a blockchain offering scalability to the world of decentralized finance took its mainnet live on Sept. 21. “From Snowflake to Avalanche, the decentralized platform has come a long way, and its journey has only just begun,” Ava Labs said in a Sept. 21 statement on the mainnet launch. Ava Labs is the entity responsible […]

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Crypto.com reverses ‘illegitimate trades’ amid prolonged downtime for the exchange

A database issue has led to prolonged downtime for the Crypto.com exchange. According to a series of tweets published by platform’s CEO, Kris Marszalek, the exact cause of these issues remains unknown. Marszalek did confirm, however, that some users had taken advantage of the situation by manipulating the ETH/USDT price prior to the outage. These […]

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Yield farmers make 500% returns but most can’t read smart contracts

The majority of yield farmers do not understand how to read the potentially risky smart contracts that underpin the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem — but that hasn’t stopped them making huge profits. Crypto market data aggregator CoinGecko has published its findings from a survey of 1,347 of its users about yield farming, finding that 93% […]

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BTC
Brazilian fund manager and Nasdaq to launch world’s first Bitcoin ETF

Regulated Brazilian fund manager Hashdex has inked a deal with Nasdaq to launch the world’s first crypto asset exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). The stock exchange announced it had approved the ‘Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index’ on September 18, revealing that 3 million Class E shares will be issued for trade on […]

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Orchid adds a new ‘secret shopper’ oracle for greater transparency

Decentralized VPN Orchid is adding a Chainlink oracle that, like a “secret shopper,” samples bandwidth pricing from all the providers in the network. Orchid co-founder Steven Waterhouse explained the importance of this feature, stating, “The basic idea is in decentralized services like Orchid, where we have a decentralized VPN, there’s no way of really knowing […]

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JD.com’s fintech wing partners with PBoC on digital currency projects

The tech and payments-focused subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has entered into a partnership with the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China. Local media reported on Sept. 21 that JD Digital Technology and the Digital Currency Research Institute will promote the development of mobile applications and blockchain platforms that are […]

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ETH
Uniswap payday, ETH transactions hit record high, EU backs stablecoins: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 14-20

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest tracks every important crypto news story from the previous week. Essential reading for all Hodlers! Top Stories This Week Frenzy as Uniswap launches new governance token Uniswap stole the show this week when it announced it was launching UNI, its very own governance token. A total of 1 billion tokens […]

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The US is number one…in blockchain patents

Despite Chinese firm Alibaba filing the most patents so far this year, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain patents, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent said. IBM and Alibaba hold the most blockchain patents. Alibaba has filed more than 200 patents while IBM filed […]

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DeFi right now is like ‘trying to fly to the moon in a cardboard box’ — Diginex CEO

The decentralized finance, or DeFi, sector of the crypto industry has been bursting with exuberance, innovation, and speculation in recent months. The niche is still very much in its infancy, however, according to Richard Byworth, CEO of digital finance company Diginex. “I do believe that DeFi is the future potentially down the road,” Byworth said […]

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ETH
More pump than dump: 22% UniSwap (UNI) price drop doesn’t faze traders

Earlier today Yearn.finance (YFI) and Ether (ETH) rose sharply after Uniswap’s governance token UNI plunged 22% from $8.00 to $6.80. Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 UNI, which launched less than 48 hours ago, has rallied from around $1.00 to $8.00 in a short period. After an impressive eight-fold gain, the token started to […]

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BTC
Bitcoin-based artwork smashes records, sells for $100k

“Right Place & Right Time,” a digital art piece based on Bitcoin’s (BTC) fluctuating price action, has sold for more than $100,000. “The Master NFT of Right Place & Right Time was sold to TokenAngels for $101,593. — but happy to call it $100,000,” Matt Kane, the artwork’s creator, told Cointelegraph on Friday. NFT stands […]

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Nvidia doesn’t want to give up its 2017 ‘crypto craze’ docs

The legal representatives of technology company Nvidia have argued that its investors are not entitled to access its internal records about the “crypto craze” of 2017 and 2018. During a trial in the United States’ Delaware Court of Chancery on Sept. 17, Nvidia’s counsel argued that the plaintiffs have failed to show a “credible basis” […]