How To Use DeFi Without A Frontend

The blockchain ensures that value moves securely and trustlessly, but it’s not very user friendly to interact with. That’s why crypto protocols build frontends – websites that help you seamlessly interact with the on-chain contracts. But what if a frontend website goes down, is compromised, or blocks your address? Knowing how to use DeFi without … Read more

Nomad Bridge Hacked, $190M Lost

Cross-chain bridges are juicy, juicy targets for hackers. The three largest DeFi exploits ever were bridges. Now, Nomad joins the ranks. The Nomad Bridge was hacked on August 1st, 2022 for a catastrophic loss of over $190M USD worth of tokens. Nomad was the canonical bridge for Evmos, Moonbeam, and Milkomeda chains. If you have … Read more

Minecraft Bans NFTs, Sending Projects Into Freefall

The black swan has come for Minecraft-based NFTs. Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, stated in a press release today that NFT integration with the game “…are generally not something we will support or allow”. What exactly this means is not totally clear yet, but the release specifically mentions that worlds, skins, items, or other assets … Read more

Breaking: Harmony Blockchain Bridges Hacked For $100M Loss

It’s happened again, folks – another bridge has been hacked. Bridges between blockchains are prime targets for attackers due to their architecture, and hackers have been absolutely rinsing them lately. This attack brings the total funds lost from bridges in 2022 alone up to a staggering $1B+ total. The Harmony bridge was hacked earlier today, … Read more

Breaking: Bored Ape Yacht Club Discord Hacked

Another day, another stolen ape, and the Bored Ape Yacht Club Discord hacked again. In the wee hours of the morning on June 4th, an attacker was able to compromise mod accounts and bots in the BAYC and Otherside Discord servers, and posted a malicious giveaway link. Victims thinking they would receive a giveaway approved … Read more

What To Do If You Fall Victim To A Crypto Scam

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and most of your crypto security efforts should take place before an incident occurs. Good safety practices and healthy skepticism will prevent many attack vectors. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, the unthinkable happens. What do you do if you fall victim to a crypto … Read more

How To Read A Smart Contract Audit Report

Diligent smart contract audits are an essential part of crypto security. Getting the audit is only the first step, though. As a protocol owner, even if you receive an audit from one of the best smart contract auditors, you still have to understand their findings and implement any fixes. As an investor, how do you … Read more

Analysis: Is Cardano Dead?

Cardano is, at time of writing, the 7th most popular cryptocurrency by market cap of it’s native token, ADA. The coin has gathered much attention, particularly on Reddit and in retail investor circles, due in part to its low unit price. ADA’s price has continued to fall for almost a year despite the launch of … Read more

I Got Options: Dopex Protocol Overview

Dopex is the premier on-chain options provider. The Arbitrum-native protocol has broken much ground for delivering decentralized, trustless options trading to the blockchain. This Dopex protocol overview article will dive into some of the technical details that make this protocol so special. Fear not, there is no scary math ahead! Part of my reason for … Read more

Breaking: Fei Protocol Hacked For $76 Million Loss

Dawn breaks Saturday morning in the Americas with a crushing DeFi exploit. Stablecoin provider and Tribe DAO member Fei Protocol was hacked in a series of transactions around 6:30 EST, for a loss of over 26,873 ETH, just over $76 million USD. The protocol is currently offering a $10 million USD whitehat bounty for return … Read more