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Analysis of the TITAN Token Collapse: Iron.Finance Rugpull or DeFi Bank Run?

TL;DR: Iron.Finance depends on arbitrage as their stabilizing mechanism for partially collateralized tokens. In the case of the TITAN token collapse, the time frame between its price feed oracle and the actual real-time prices of the market was too large causing users to become unprofitable and not protect the stabilization. As a result, TITAN dropped…

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Infinite Minting Exploit Nets Attacker $4.4M

As DeFi protocols continue to heat up within the Ethereum ecosystem, CipherTrace is seeing more and more exploits and attack vectors come to light. This past week, on December 28th, 2020, Cover Protocol’s shield mining contract, Blacksmith, was exploited. Hackers used a bug in the mining contract to mint an infinite amount of COVER tokens…

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ALERT: Malicious Crypto Browser Extension—Masked MetaMask

UPDATE: 12/03/2020 The MetaMask phisher continues to buy sponsored ads on MetaMask search results. The company urges users to “use direct links, and if you need to use search, watch out for sponsored links!” Sponsored ads for the fraudulent maskmeha[.]io seem to have been displaced by meramaks[.]io 12/02/2020 Within the past 24 hours, CipherTrace has…

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Crypto Dusting - Blockchain Spam - Corrodes Reputations - Cryptocurrency AML

ALERT: Crypto Dusting is a New Type of Blockchain Spam that Corrodes Reputations and Impacts Cryptocurrency AML

People use mixers/tumblers as an attempt to preserve privacy when transacting with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by obfuscating their money trail. These services typically do not require Know Your Customer (KYC) checks, and they are primarily used to anonymize fund transfers between services. This might lead to the logical conclusion that mixers are almost exclusively…

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