Crypto crime surged to a record $14 billion in 2021, Chainalysis says
    10 Jan 2022

    A new report from the analytics firm Chainalysis said that illicit addresses received a record $14 billion worth of crypto in 2021, which is more than 79% higher than the $7.8 billion stolen in 2020. On the other hand, the report said that crime is becoming a smaller and smaller part of the crypto ecosystem….

    Suspected crypto ‘rug pull’ scam nets $10 million to actors

    Arbix Finance, a yield-farming protocol that runs on Binance Smart Chain, has reportedly siphoned user funds in what blockchain security firm CertiK labeled a “rug pull” following its incident analysis. The developments follow a recent report issued by Chainalysis, the blockchain analytics firm, revealing over $7.7 billion was stolen in crypto scams worldwide in 2021,…

    JPMorgan: Ethereum rivals mounting severe challenge to its DeFi dominance
    09 Jan 2022

    Analysts at JPMorgan led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou have suggested that Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, could see its dominance in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space fade to rivals.   According to Bloomberg, the analysts revealed that until the final phase of sharding, which they described as the “most critical” development for scaling Ethereum,…

    Over $7.7 billion was stolen in crypto scams in 2021
    04 Jan 2022

    Over $7.7 billion was stolen in crypto scams worldwide in 2021, or an 81% rise compared to 2020, the Chainalysis report said. Including rug pulls in the DeFi ecosystem accounted for over $2.8 billion stolen, or 37% of all cryptocurrency scam revenue, compared to 1% the year before. According to a new report by blockchain…

    Terra’s LUNA hits all-time high above $100, with a record DeFi value of $21 billion
    27 Dec 2021

    LUNA, the native token of DeFi network Terra, surged to over $100 on Friday to lead a “Santa rally” in crypto markets. Total value locked in Terra has upped 55% over the past week, with a spike in on-chain activity. Some experts suggest DeFi applications like Anchor allure investors to Terra. Traders took advance of…

    The first 5 parachains officially launch on the Polkadot network
    25 Dec 2021

    After months of development, the first five Polkadot Parachains launched to the Polkadot network last weekend. The feature will allow for multiple blockchain applications on the ecosystem. Some experts suggest the evolution of competing blockchain networks like Polkadot could threaten Ethereum’s spot as the leading chain for DeFi and DApps. The five parachains that went…