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The term "Bitcoin" can either refer to Bitcoin the network, ... More:
Ordinals are becoming the controversial topic lately within the Bitcoin world around writing inscriptions – inscribed satoshis with arbitrary content, into transactions to create bitcoin-native digital artifacts.
Carla Kirk-Cohen and Clara Shikhelman posted to the Lightning-Dev mailing list a summary of recent conversations about attempts to In a cryptocurrency context, an address is a cryptographic k... More channel jamming attacks.
Danny Ryan published Finalized no. 38 which dives into the upcoming Shanghai and Capella upgrades. Sepolia, the first long-standing public testnets is scheduled to go through the upgrade on February 28th, 2023. This upgrade will allow validator withdrawals.
The Ethereum Foundation provides a recap on an in-person interop event in Austria for core devs to dive into the Shanghai and Capella upgrades plus more!
Optimism’s Goerli testnet was successfully upgraded and an upgrade proposal for Optimism The term Mainnet differentiates a realnet/mainnet blockchain... More was submitted to the Token House. From this, Optimism sheds light on Bedrock which is the first official release of the OP Stack.
Solidity released v0.8.18 which includes notable features such as: disabling CBOR metadata, support for the Paris hardfork, deprecation of selfdestruct, and changes in EVM bytecode generation from Yul.
Beaconcha.in shares a new page called ETH.STORE which aims to display a transparent Ethereum staking reward reference rate. This represents the average financial return validators on the Ethereum network have achieved in a 24hr period.
Vela Exchange opens beta on Arbitrum.
The Meteora Platform is now live! Powered by Solana, the Meteora Platform claims to hold DeFi’s most dynamic Vaults and AMMs.
Umee announces a partnership with Axelar Core to be their bridge to connect to Ethereum and give users a smooth cross-chain experience.
Hacks | Vulnerabilities | Exploits:
On February 3rd, 2023 SperaxUSD lost $309K due to a logic error vulnerability in its rebasing mechanism for USD balances on their multi-sig A wallet is a device (a hardware device, a program, or servi... More.
On February 9th, 2023 Jump Crypto reported a severe vulnerability that was addressed together with the Core BNB team and fixed within hours.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) publishes a statement on how they are charging Payward Ventures, Inc. and Payward Trading Ltd., both commonly known as Kraken, with failing to register the offer and sale of their crypto asset staking-as-a-service program. Thus, to settle, Kraken agreed to immediately cease offering or selling securities through staking services and programs as well as pay $30M in disgorgement, prejudgment interest, and civil penalties.
CoinDesk reports that LocalBitcoins is suspending the exchange after 10 years of operations.
The United States and United Kingdom sanction members of Russia-based Trickbot cybercrime gang.
The Block reports that dYdX recorded $466.3B in cumulative transaction volume during 2022.
This Week’s Cup of Coffee:
This week, we are headed to Porto, Portugal for a cup of Colombia Villamaria Espresso from 7g Roasters. This bold and acidic roast yields bright flavors of tangerine, cherry and hints of sugar cane. Sip up and enjoy!!