Crypto Daily Digest - August 2nd

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On August 2nd, Nomad Bridge was hacked and lost about $190 million, with 41 addresses profiting about $152 million, and the Rari Capital hacker was involved. pSTAKE proposes to allocate 12 million $PSTAKE to incentivize initiatives and integration for stkBNB. Stargate will switch liquid mining rewards on Optimism to $OP on August 5th.

DeFi

  • Polygon will distribute nearly 1.4 billion unclaimed $MATIC to the team, foundation and staking rewards. Source
  • pSTAKE proposes to allocate 12 million $PSTAKE to incentivize initiatives and integration for stkBNB. Source
  • Stargate will switch liquid mining rewards on Optimism to $OP on August 5th. Source
  • Over $95 million of stolen funds remains in 3 addresses in Nomad attack. Source
  • PeckShield: Rari Capital hackers involved in Nomad attack. Source
  • Cross-Chain transactions between Moonbeam and Moonriver on Multichain suspended. Source
  • Nomad Bridge has been hacked with early estimates of losses about $165 million. Source
  • PeckShieldAlert: 41 addresses profited from Nomad attack with about $152 million. Source
  • PeckShieldAlert: one of Nomad bridge exploiters transferred nearly 3,800 $ETH to Tornado.Cash. Source
  • Nomad has notified law enforcement aiming to identify hacker accounts and recover funds. Source
  • Evmos is working closely with Nomad team, and Evmos chain is functioning properly. Source
  • dYdX offers free trading for up to $100K in volume per month. Source
  • Layer1 blockchain Aleo will launch Aleo Virtual Machine on testnet next week. Source
  • Coinbase will list $RARE and $TONE. Source
  • Klaytn-based DEX Klex went live on testnet. Source
  • Oracle solution Pyth launched a network built on Solana codebase called Pythnet. Source
  • Decentralized Oracle Empiric Network partnered with StarkWare. Source
  • Binance US to shut down trading of $AMP token. Source
  • $BUSD reserves consist of 60.5% US treasury bills, 4.21% cash. Source
  • Data: Total market contracts liquidated about $103 million in 12 hours. Source
  • Data: $ETH falls below $1,600, down 6.02% in 24h. Source
  • Data: $2.7 billion on minting NFTs in the first half of 2022. Source
  • Ethereum client Lighthouse releases v2.5.0 with Goerli/Prater merger support. Source
  • Coinbase Prime launches Ethereum Staking to U.S. domestic institutional clients. Source
  • Moonbeam Network ends Network Maintenance Mode and restores normal operation. Source
  • Mask Network has entered into a strategic partnership with Dtools. Source
  • Nomad has notified law enforcement aiming to identify hacker accounts and recover funds. Source
  • Luxury brand Gucci accepts ApeCoin payment in US Boutiques. Source
  • DEX aggregator 1inch integrates with digital payment platform Wirex. Source

Policy & Regulation

  • SEC slaps founders and promoters of alleged ponzi scheme Forsage with fraud charges. Source
  • Crypto exchange Luno is granted Digital Asset Service Provider license in France. Source
  • Singaporean financial watchdog to consult public on stablecoin regulation. Source

NFT

  • NFT project Okay Bears will airdrop Founders Coins NFT to eligible addresses. Source
  • StarkNet-based NFT marketplace Aspect launched its mainnet. Source
  • Shiba Inu will launch CCG game Shiba Eternity. Source
  • NFT marketplace Magic Eden expands to Ethereum. Source

Fundings

  • AO Labs closed $4.5 million funding round led by YGG. Source
  • Chiliz acquires 24.5% stake of FC Barcelona's digital content creation hub Barca Studios for $100M. Source

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DeFi

Security Incidents

Staking

Optimism

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