Solana wallet fires up the grill to burn spam NFTs out of existence

Solana-based wallet provider Phantom has launched a new burn feature allowing users to remove spam non-fungible tokens (NFTs) sent by scammers. According to an Aug. 18 blog post from the Phantom team, the new feature is accessible via the Burn Token tab in the Phantom wallet app, allowing users to receive a minuscule deposit of Solana (SOL) each time they use it. “We’re still in the Wild West days of Web3. As the crypto ecosystem grows, so have the number of bad actors looking for ways to steal user’s funds.…

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Solana (SOL) price is poised for a potential 95% crash — Here’s why

Solana (SOL) price rallied by approximately 75% two months after bottoming out locally near $25.75, but the token’s splendid upside move is at risk of a complete wipeout due to an ominous bearish technical indicator. A major SOL crash setup surfaces Dubbed a “head-and-shoulders (H&S),” the pattern appears when the price forms three consecutive peaks atop a common resistance level (called the neckline). Notably, the middle peak (head) comes to be higher than the other two shoulders, which are of almost equal height. Head and shoulders patterns resolve after the…

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Ominous Solana technicals hint at SOL price crashing 35% by September

Solana (SOL) risks a significant price correction in the coming weeks owing to a classic bearish reversal setup. A 35% SOL price correction ahead? On the three-day chart, SOL’s price has been painting a rising wedge, confirmed by two ascending, converging trendlines and falling trading volumes in parallel. Rising wedges typically result in breakdown, resolving after the asset’s price break below the lower trendline. If the price follows the breakdown scenario, it could fall by as much as the maximum distance between the wedge’s upper and lower trendline. SOL is…

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Over 1,900 block-producing nodes in the Solana ecosystem, new report reveals

Solana released its first ever, ‘Validator Health Report’ which revealed information on its network operators. According to the report the network has over 1,900 block-producing nodes with nearly 1,688 (88.14%) of those run by independent entities.  Solana says the health and strength of its validators is critical to long-term health of the ecosystem. Previously, the network has faced backlash for both a lack of decentralization and expensive validator hardware.  Though this new report highlights the 3,400 validators across six different continents. 9/ Distribution across geographies is important. Resilient blockchains continue…

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Is your SOL safe? What we know about the Solana hack

On this week’s episode of “The Market Report,” Cointelegraph’s resident experts discuss the latest updates concerning the recent Solana (SOL) hack. To kick things off, we broke down the latest news in the markets this week: Bitcoin realized price bands form key resistance as bulls lose $24K, significant whale activity between $22,000 and $24,800 adds to the complexity of the current spot market setup. Bitcoin (BTC) consolidated lower on Aug. 9 after familiar resistance preserved a multi-month trading range. When will we finally break out of this price range and…

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Solana and Nomad bridge fall prey to exploits losing millions

Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week. This past week, the DeFi ecosystem saw two exploits one after another resulting in the loss of millions of dollars. First, cross-bridge token platform Nomad became a victim of what many deemed a decentralized robbery that saw almost $190 million drained out of their wallets. Solana ecosystem became the victim of a widespread unknown attack that saw thousands of wallets getting drained out of…

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Solana Struggles To Break Key Resistance After $5M Hack

Solana (SOL) struggles to break key resistance after it suffers a huge loss on a hot wallet hack, losing over $5M creating so much panic in the heart of many faithful.  The price of SOL looked strong in the early part of the week, trading above $40, trying to break the resistance before having an attack on some wallets drained more than $8 million from Solana users. It now struggles to break above the 50 exponential moving average (EMA) on the one-hour (1H) chart. SOL Daily Chart Analysis Solana Daily…

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Solana wallets ‘compromised and abandoned’ as users warned of scam solutions

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has been rocked by a widespread exploit targeting Solana wallets that have been ongoing since Aug. 3. Phantom and Slope, two Solana-based wallet services, initially flagged the attack on their social media platforms, alongside a host of cryptocurrency influencers, blockchain analytic and security firms and victims of the hack as it continued to unfold. A handful of commentators noted that attackers had gained access to user private keys, as transactions were signed on the chain legitimately. Ava Labs CEO and founder Emin Gun Sirer estimated that more…

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Binance, KuCoin, OKX CEOs flex security amid Solana FUD storm

With Solana hitting the headlines for succumbing to a hack on Wednesday, prominent crypto CEOs — including Binance’s Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, KuCoin’s Johnny Lyu and OKX’s Jay Hao — recommended that Solana (SOL) investors move their holdings over to their own exchanges as an immediate security measure. Numerous blockchain investigators and crypto investors flagged an alleged widespread private key compromise, allowing the attacker to steal native SOL tokens and Solana-compatible SPL tokens such as USD Coin (USDC) from Phantom and Slope wallets. However, the root cause of the attack remains a mystery as…

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Contributors piling into Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana since 2018: Report

Despite crypto market turbulence, active contributors across Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana’s top projects have increased by an average of 71.6% per year since January 2018, according to a new report. The findings come from an August 2 report sent to Cointelegraph by technology investment firm Telstra Ventures, which found that Solana had the most significant annual increase in monthly-active contributors, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 173% since January 1, 2018. Contributors are developers who push updates to code on GitHub, a code repository for computer programs. Ethereum was…

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