European regulators assess DeFi dangers, Uniswap launches Android pockets: Finance Redefined


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

In this week’s e-newsletter, European securities regulators have printed a report on the DeFi ecosystem that lists the dangers it poses to the European Union’s monetary system — but in addition highlights the advantages of DeFi.

Uniswap has launched Android pockets beta on Google Play, with the app gaining reputation amongst desktop and Apple iOS customers. DeFi platform Star Arena recovered 90% of stolen Avalance (AVAX) tokens after providing a $250,000 bounty, and Platypus Finance fell sufferer to a different flash mortgage assault.

The high 100 DeFi tokens had a combined week when it comes to worth motion, with many of the tokens buying and selling in the identical vary or barely increased than the final week. The whole worth locked in DeFi protocols hit $45.67 billion.

European regulator: DeFi comes with vital dangers in addition to advantages

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) — the EU’s monetary markets supervisory authority — launched an article on DeFi and its dangers to the EU market on Oct. 11.

In a 22-page report, the ESMA admits the promised advantages of DeFi, reminiscent of higher monetary inclusion, the event of revolutionary monetary merchandise, and the enhancement of monetary transactions’ velocity, safety and prices.

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Uniswap launches Android pockets beta for Google Play

Decentralized crypto alternate Uniswap launched a closed beta Android model of its cell app on Oct. 12, in accordance with a weblog submit from the app’s improvement crew. Uniswap has beforehand solely been accessible on PC and iOS cell gadgets.

The new Android beta app permits customers to pick cash on totally different chains with out switching networks. It routinely detects which community a coin is on and switches to that community with out the consumer prompting it to. It can be utilized on Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Base and BNB Chain at present, with extra chain compatibility slated for the longer term.

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Stars Arena recovers 90% of stolen funds after providing $257,000 bounty

Web3 social media platform Stars Arena stated it has recovered practically all the crypto stolen from an Oct. 7 exploit, minus a ten% bounty to the individual accountable.

In an Oct. 11 X (previously Twitter) submit, Stars Arena stated round 90% of the 266,000 AVAX exploited, on the time value round $3 million, was returned after reaching an settlement to present a 27,610 AVAX bounty value practically $257,000 to the exploiter. The bounty additionally included compensation for 1,000 AVAX value over $9,000, which the exploiter apparently misplaced on a bridge.

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Platypus DeFi loses $2.2 million in one other flash mortgage exploit

DeFi protocol Platypus has misplaced over $2 million in property after struggling one other flash mortgage exploit on its platform. The protocol suspended all of its swimming pools in response to the assault.

According to the blockchain safety platform CertiK, the DeFi platform suffered three assaults, with $2.23 million taken throughout the exploits. On Oct. 12, the primary assault befell, extracting $1.2 million from the platform. A second assault occurred hours later, stealing $575,000 value of property from the platform. Just a minute later, the third assault occurred, with $450,000 in property misplaced.

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Lido Finance discloses 20 slashing occasions as a result of validator config points

Ethereum staking protocol Lido Finance has disclosed its protocol noticed 20 slashing occasions as a result of a collection of infrastructure and signer configuration points from validators operated by Launchnodes.

The incident occurred on Oct. 11 at about 3:30 pm UTC, in accordance with Launchnodes. In an Oct. 11 submit on X, Lido stated Launchnodes’ validators nodes at the moment are offline, and slashings have ceased whereas the basis trigger was being investigated.

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DeFi market overview

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView reveals that DeFi’s high 100 tokens by market capitalization had a combined week, with most tokens buying and selling within the inexperienced on weekly charts. The whole worth locked into DeFi protocols dropped to $45.67 billion.

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 area.