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Binance Smart Chain Faces yet Another Flash Loan Attack: Belt Finance Loses $6.3 Million

Belt Finance, a Binance Smart Chain-based decentralized lending protocol, lost $6.3 million in a flash loan attack last week. The attackers took advantage of a series of inefficiencies in the smart contract to manipulate the price of the set and obtain profit from a series of transactions. This is just the last of a series of attacks that seem to be pointing to Binance Chain protocols due to their vulnerabilities. Belt Finance Loses $6.3 Million in Flash Loan Attack Belt Finance, a borrowing and loaning protocol that operates in the Binance Smart Chain suffered a flash attack last week that…

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Belt Finance loses millions in latest BSC-based DeFi exploit

Another day, another BSC DeFi protocol gets hacked. Belt Finance has become the latest Binance Smart Chain-based decentralized finance, or DeFi, protocol to lose millions to an opportunistic hacker. The Rekt Blog, which post mortems DeFi exploits, stated that an attacker exploited a flaw in the way the protocol’s vaults calculates the value of its collateral which helped to “add another notch to the now infamous flash loan exploit season on the BSC,” adding: “Yet another fork of a fork has rolled off the conveyor belt with $6.3M falling straight into the hands of the hacker.” Rekt revealed that a…

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Finance Redefined: Never a dull day in DeFi! May 5-12

One of the busiest days of the year for DeFi featured exploits, rugpulls, protocol pivots, and more. Never a dull day indeed.  Today was among the busiest in recent DeFi memory, featuring a hack worth eight figures, a token dump worth upwards of eleven from none other than Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin himself, a significant update on institutional adoption from Aave, and a proposal on Uniswap’s governance forums to turn $UNI into a governance token — a proposal once again courtesy of Vitalik. Rapid reactions, roughly in chronological order (assuming my memory isn’t totally fried from today): Aave announces permissioned…

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Rari Capital allocates $26M from developer fund to compensate hack victims

Up to $26 million worth of Rari’s governance token may be distributed among users impacted by a hack that drained $10 million from the protocol this past weekend. Following a $10 million exploit over the weekend, decentralized finance protocol Rari Capital is formulating a plan to compensate victims. According to an official postmortem of the attack published May 9, the platform lost 2,600 ETH equal to 60% of all users’ funds in its Rari Capital Ethereum Pool. Rari automates yield farming by rebalancing users' funds and pools. On May 10, Rari founder Jai Bhavnani posted an update revealing that all…

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Rari Capital falls victim to $11 million exploit

Rari's RGT token is plummeting on the news. After a $11 million attack earlier today, Rari Capital is the latest decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol to fall victim to a high-priced exploit  The platform, which builds optimized yield vaults and boutique lending pools, confirmed the attack in a Tweet and said that a full postmortem is forthcoming: There has been an exploit in the Rari Capital ETH Pool related to our @AlphaFinanceLab integration. The rebalancer has removed all funds from Alpha in response. We are currently investigating the situation and a full report will be shared once everything is assessed.— Rari…

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$85 million ‘Meebits’ NFT project exploited; attacker nabs $700,000 collectible

The team has paused minting, and will have to use a manual workaround to prevent further exploits. Legendary NFT developers Larva Labs were the victims of an exploit this morning, as an attacker found a way to mint a rare NFT worth over $700,000 from the “Meebits” collection.  The attacker, 0xNietzsche, teased the exploit on Twitter this morning, saying he anticipated making “$300,000 per hour” throughout the duration of the attack. He has since deleted the Tweets, saying that they came off as “douchey.” Definitely sent out some regrettable tweets in the last few hours. After coming down & processing…

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DeFi aggregator raided by five hackers on launch day

Four malicious hackers and one white-hat have gone to town on ForceDAO during its launch day. Fledgling decentralized finance protocol ForceDAO has had a rough start, with several incursions from hackers taking place just hours after it launched. The Ethereum-based yield aggregator had only just launched its airdrop campaign on April 3 when four malicious “black-hat” hackers managed to drain a total of 183 ETH worth approximately $367,000 at the time. One friendly "white-hat" hacker alsassisted the team by alerting them to prevent further losses. The team has released a post-mortem of the attacks and taken responsibility for what it…

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Millions Drained in ForceDAO Attacks, White Hat Returns Funds

Another multi-million dollar rug pull has hit the DeFi space. This weekend, ForceDAO is the victim.  Disaster for ForceDAO  ForceDAO has suffered a major attack.  The exploit centers on a bug in the xFORCE contract’s code, which allowed anyone to call the “deposit” function regardless of whether they were holding FORCE tokens. That meant it was possible to mint xFORCE tokens from the contract without locking any tokens in the vault. Anyone could then exchange these tokens for FORCE by calling the “withdraw” function in the contract.  Several attackers took advantage of the exploit earlier this morning. One of them…

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Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Says DeFi Users are Underestimating Risks

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes DeFi investors are underestimating smart contract risks on platforms locking billions of dollars these days, he said on a podcast this week. “DeFi is Fine, But Don’t Put Your Life Savings” In an interview marking Ethereum’s fifth birthday (it launched July 2015), Buterin said most DeFi players were not fullyRead MoreRead More. The post by Shaurya Malwa appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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