Hebdo Crypto #204 – Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News of the Week
Briefly about the week of August 15 – News about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is constantly boiling. It can happen that crucial information gets lost in the daily flow of information and you miss important points. This format is here to fix that. We come back tonews from the past week‘Crypto Weekly to inform you about the current situation with cryptocurrencies.
Crypto news in a nutshell
▶ Resistance is organized in the case of Tornado Cash. After being targeted by the US Treasury, many sanctions fell on the Tornado Cash protocol. Now Coin Center is joining the case to defend the protocol.
▶ no, The merger will not reduce Ethereum fees. Therefore, the Ethereum Foundation is trying to put an end to this myth surrounding the transition to Proof of Stake.
▶ Acalina aUSD victim of attack. A bug in the pool allowed attackers to create billions of aUSD tokens from scratch. Fortunately, the situation was brought under control.
▶ New hard fork for Monero. In practice, this update allows the protocol to once again improve the robustness of the confidentiality of its transactions.
▶ Padina declared guilty of hacking the Solana ecosystem. Therefore, a flaw in the wallet would allow an attacker to mine more than 10,400 user wallets.
▶ During the PICS Summit, Benoit was able to interview Axel Sabban in a tax-rich video format.
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5 metrics of the week
➤ 37,000it’s about number of decentralized applications deployed on the Polygon network. With these applications, Polygon ranks 5th among DeFi blockchains in terms of total value locked in its ecosystem.
➤ $350,000it is the amount that was stolen from Velodrome Finance. A team member used one of the multi-signatures, before being identified and kicked out of the project.
➤ 155 million dollarsit’s about the amount lost by the Caisse depot et placement du Québec in the Celsius case. Indeed, she even wrote this investment off her balance sheet, figuring it would never return.
➤ 32 million dollarsit is amount allegedly stolen from the Brazilian exchange BlueBenx. A surprising situation that confuses users. Some even cry and lie.
➤ 1.5 billion dollarsit’s about the amount invested by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in the blockchain ecosystem. This makes the company the largest investor in this ecosystem.
Tweet of the week
Tweet of the week goes to @Oak_fr and his thread on the Tornado Cash case.
Have a great week at Journal du Coin! 🙂
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