Why DeFi should expect more hacks this year: Blockchain security execs

    One reason is that “hackers have gotten smarter, gained more experience, and learned how to look for bugs,” according to the founder of a crypto auditing firm. Decentralized finance (DeFi) investors should buckle themselves up for another big year of exploits and attacks as new projects enter the market and hackers become more sophisticated. Executives…

    The FTX meltdown calls for higher standards in crypto journalism

    Revelations that Bankman-Fried secretly funded crypto news publisher The Block deepened mistrust of the crypto industry, notes Christopher Robbins on CoinDesk. The law is catching up with Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), co-founder and former CEO of collapsed crypto exchange FTX. The whole situation has led to a loss of trust in the cryptocurrency industry, which needs…

    Massive funds flow out FTX and Alameda over ‘unauthorized access’ or bespoke ‘backdoor’

    Over $400 million outflow crypto exchange FTX and Alameda wallets on Nov. 11. FTX confirmed that there was “unauthorized access” to crypto it is holding following a reported hack. However, Reuters reported that FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried built a “backdoor” to his exchange in an effort to change financial records and move funds. Crypto exchange…

    Crypto staking platform Freeway halts withdrawals, sending FWT token into a free fall

    Crypto-staking platform Freeway, which touted up to 43% annual rewards, halted withdrawals and deposits on its platform on Oct. 23, citing market volatility. The platform also deleted its team details, which allegedly hints at a rug pull, according to FatManTerra. As a result, the platform’s native token FWT was down more than 70% over the…

    Mastercard launches crypto anti-fraud tool Crypto Secure

    Payments giant Mastercard launches Crypto Secure, a new software product designed to help banks and other card issuers identify and block suspicious transactions from crypto exchanges. The service is powered by CipherTrace, a blockchain security startup acquired by Mastercard last year. According to a CNBC report, Mastercard on Sept. 4 debuted a new piece of…

    Forbes: Over 51% of all Bitcoin’s daily trading volume is bogus

    Forbes’s new analysis of 157 crypto exchanges reveals that 51% of the daily Bitcoin trading volume is likely fake. “Wash trading” also benefits exchanges, allowing them to appear to have more volume than they actually do and encouraging more legitimate trading. The widespread practice of wash trading, which means phony or fake volume, and the…