Axie Infinity to compensate Ronin exploit victims and relaunch bridge

Sky Mavis, the creator of the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity, announced that it will reimburse victims of the Ronin bridge hack and reopen the bridge next week. In March, hackers stole more than $620 million in the heist, which included roughly 17,600 Ether (ETH) and 25.5 million USDC tokens. According to a Bloomberg report on Friday, Once the bridge reopens on June 28, users will be able to withdraw one ETH for each one they possessed before the attack. In April, Cointelegraph reported that Sky Mavis closed $150 million in…

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‘Other flavors of Tether’ will bridge users to USDT: Paolo Ardoino

Tether’s decision to launch a new digital asset pegged to the Mexican peso will be a boon to crypto adoption in the Central American country by providing more onramps to the USDT stablecoin, according to Paolo Ardoino.  In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum summit, the Tether and Bitfinex chief technology officer said the reason he came to Davos was to showcase the utility of cryptocurrencies. “I didn’t participate in Davos to meet CEOs of big banks,” he said. “We are here to…

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Polkadot launches cross-chain messaging system to solve blockchain’s bridge problem

Blockchain platform Polkadot has launched a new cross-chain communications protocol, saying it will do away with cumbersome bridging mechanisms that have cost the crypto industry billions in cyber attacks.  The newly launched XCM messaging system is intended to promote Polkadot’s multichain ecosystem, which is being built on the premise of full interoperability. XCM channels are said to be secured at the same level as Polkadot’s central hub, dubbed Relay Chain, and are also available for use by parachains. In other words, XCM will enable communication between parachains themselves as well…

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Binance recovers $5.8M in funds connected to Ronin bridge exploit

Via a Twitter post on Friday, Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, said that the cryptocurrency exchange recovered $5.8 million spread over 86 accounts in digital assets moved to the exchange by Lazarus Group. Last month, the North Korean cyber-criminal group allegedly stole 173,600 Ether (ETH) and 25.5 million USD Coin (USDC), worth over $600 million at the time belonging to Axie Infinity’s Ronin Bridge.  As of today, the wallet address associated with the Ronin has only around $280 million in digital assets remaining. Blockchain forensics company Elliptic recently uncovered that…

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The integration of CeFi and DeFi through Binance Bridge 2.0

DeFi is driving the development of cutting-edge Web3 use cases such as nonfungible tokens (NFTs), gaming and the metaverse. With the Binance Bridge 2.0, DeFi can be brought to a broader audience worldwide while maintaining the same smooth user experience as CeFi. Most of the “DeFi” ecosystem relies on centralized services because of convenience, which enables us to understand where the traditional world of centralized banking and the new world of decentralized money might intersect to everyone’s benefit. Binance, with its first bridge, made it possible to bridge assets listed…

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North Korean Lazarus Group allegedly behind Ronin Bridge hack

The United States Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) list was updated Thursday to reflect the possibility that North Korean cyber-criminal Lazarus Group was behind last month’s hack of the Ronin Bridge, in which over 173,600 Ether (ETH) and 25.5 million USD Coin (USDC) was taken, Chainalysis announced by Twitter. The information was also confirmed by Ronin.  The hack, which took place on March 23, was worth over $600 million at the time. Discovered several days after the fact, it is one of the…

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How to bridge tokens from other chains to the Polygon Network

Bridging assets could help solve issues like scalability, speed and high fees. Bridging means users can move their tokens between blockchain networks quickly and cost-effectively. The Polygon Bridge is used for cross-chain transactions between the Polygon (MATIC) and Ethereum (ETH) blockchains. It allows users to transfer ERC tokens and NFTs to the Polygon sidechain through smart contracts. This guide will show you how to bridge Polygon with other blockchains. However, given that Ethereum is the platform most often used for decentralized finance (DeFi), nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, we’ll be…

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