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DeFi Project bZx Exploited for Second Time in a Week, Loses $630K in Ether

The attack – the second in less than a week – began at just after 03:00 UTC Tuesday, when attackers apparently took out a flash loan of 7,500 ETH (approximately US$1.98 million), using 3,518 ETH (~$939,300) to purchase synthetic USD stablecoin sUSD from the issuer, which they then posted as collateral for a bZx loan, according to an analyst on Twitter. Continue reading DeFi Project bZx Exploited for Second Time in a Week, Loses $630K in Ether

BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody

The crypto custodian announced Tuesday the acquisition of Harbor, a security token platform best known for a failed bid to offer tokenized shares of a South Carolina apartment building. Harbor’s subsidiaries, which include a broker-dealer regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and a transfer agent supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission, are included in the acquisition, the companies said. The move allows BitGo to expand its services from custody, becoming what CEO Mike Belshe said is the first “full-stack” service provider in the digital securities space. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Continue reading BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody

Options Growth Will Ignite Innovation in the Bitcoin Market

Like futures, the launch of bitcoin options on major exchanges has been met with anticipation. Hopeful observers believe the CME’s and Bakkt’s entry into the burgeoning options market will further encourage institutional participation. It will – but not necessarily in the way they expect. Continue reading Options Growth Will Ignite Innovation in the Bitcoin Market

Tensions In Iran Acting As a Catalyst to a New Bitcoin All-Time High

If you think that the turmoil in Iran and the rest of the Middle East has nothing to do with bitcoin, think again. The king of cryptocurrencies has traded bullishly ever since the conflict between the U.S. and Iran started. bitcoin has pushed higher each time tensions were heightened. Continue reading Tensions In Iran Acting As a Catalyst to a New Bitcoin All-Time High