Curve Finance to reimburse customers, another DeFi hack, and ConsenSys launches L2: Finance Redefined


Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of important decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a e-newsletter crafted to convey you probably the most vital developments from the previous week.

Over two weeks after Curve Finance’s a number of pool exploits, the DeFi protocol has assured the hack victims that it’s assessing every impacted person for reimbursement. This comes after the exploiter returned 73% of the stolen funds.

The DeFi ecosystem moved past the Curve dilemma solely to face another set of exploits this previous week, with Zunami Protocol seeing its stablecoins swimming pools exploited, leading to a web lack of over $2 million. However, the week was additionally crammed with optimistic developments as ConsenSys accomplished the general public launch of its zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM), Linea, with $26 million price of Ether (ETH) bridged.

In another growth, Fantom-based decentralized trade SpiritSwap was rescued from its shutdown on the final second via a neighborhood decision.

Curve Finance vows to reimburse customers after $62 million hack

Curve Finance has formally acknowledged its intention to reimburse customers impacted by its current hack, which resulted in $62 million in losses. According to an X (previously Twitter) submit from its official account, ongoing investigations are yielding progress, with roughly 79% of the funds efficiently recovered. The platform additionally mentioned it will assess every impacted person for reimbursement.

This evaluation goals to guarantee an equitable distribution of sources. The incident on July 30 concerned malicious actors exploiting vulnerabilities throughout the launch historical past of Curve Finance’s Vyper compiler.

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Zunami Protocol confirms stablecoin swimming pools attacked, $2.1 million loss estimated

Decentralized finance protocol Zunami Protocol has suggested customers not to purchase any of its Zunami Ether (zETH) or Zunami USD (UZD) stablecoins after encountering an assault on its “zStables” swimming pools on Curve Finance.

On Aug. 13, Zunami confirmed on X that its stablecoin swimming pools had encountered an assault, including that collateral stays safe because it begins an investigation into the potential exploit.

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$26 million ETH bridged: ConsenSys completes public launch of zkEVM Linea

ConsenSys has accomplished the launch of its Ethereum scaling rollup Linea, onboarding over 150 companions and bridging greater than $26 million in ETH to date.

Linea went live with select partners onboarded to the alpha mainnet in July 2023, permitting builders to migrate present decentralized functions (DApps) from Ethereum’s mainnet or different scaling options. The zkEVM is a layer-2 scaling resolution that gives decrease transaction prices and larger throughput for DApps within the Ethereum ecosystem.

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Fantom DEX rescued on the eleventh hour following a deliberate shutdown

SpiritSwap, a decentralized trade (DEX) on Fantom, will now not shut its doorways in September after its treasury funds had been caught on the troubled cross-chain protocol Multichain. In an Aug. 16 neighborhood vote, SpiritSwap customers handed a decision to switch the challenge to Power, a fellow nonfungible token platform and DEX primarily based on Fantom. Power will deploy 200,000 USD Coin (USDC) into the SpiritSwap treasury.

On Aug. 9, SpiritSwap mentioned it will wind down operations by Sept. 1 if it couldn’t discover a crew to take over after the Multichain exploit drained its entire treasury. Interestingly, Power was additionally uncovered to the Multichain fiasco however solely suffered “small” losses, as its treasury property weren’t bridged to Multichain.

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DeFi market overview

Despite the late market turmoil, DeFi’s complete worth locked in DeFi protocols noticed a bullish surge up to now week. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView exhibits that DeFi’s prime 100 tokens by market capitalization had a bullish week; nevertheless, the late Thursday dip washed away the beneficial properties, leaving most tokens buying and selling in crimson on the weekly charts. The complete worth locked into DeFi protocols touched $49.8 billion for the primary time in 5 months.

Thanks for studying our abstract of this week’s most impactful DeFi developments. Join us subsequent Friday for extra tales, insights and schooling relating to this dynamically advancing house.