Author: Cointelegraph By Joshua Mapperson


Twelve out of 15 of the most popular decentralized finance protocols still have access to a ‘God Mode’ admin key, according to data on review platform DeFi Watch. These full-access controls allow developers to modify or replace the smart contracts underpinning their projects, including making adjustments to user balances. While admin keys have been justified […]


Blockchain platform Polkadot (DOT) is the latest to invest back into its developer community with the launch of the Polkadot treasury. Run by community-elected council members, the pool will fund as many new community projects as possible. The treasury has already received multiple proposals related to infrastructure development, operations projects, and software development, by teams […]


Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Uniswap’s governance protocol token UNI went live on Ethereum earlier today. The community showed immediate support for the new token with Uniswap’s Twitter announcement garnering over 1.2 thousand likes in the first 90 minutes. 150 million UNI, or 15% of the token’s supply, is now available to be claimed by anyone […]


The United States Internal Revenue Services (IRS) has offered a bounty of up to $625,000 to anyone who can break purportedly untraceable privacy coins like Monero (XMR) as well as trace transactions on Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network.  The official proposal, published last week, says the IRS will accept submissions in the form of working prototypes […]


Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has dismissed concerns that a 51% attack on Ethereum 2.0 would be ‘fatal’.  The scenario emerged as a result of the burgeoning popularity of’s yETH vault which has already amassed more than 137,000 ETH on its first day. Arcane Assets’ Chief Intelligence Officer Eric Wall suggested this mean the yETH […]


Cross-chain or blockchain interoperability research could finally be reaping results, with multiple projects launching interoperability protocols this week.  Ontology (ONT), Neo (NEO) and Switcheo have collaborated to launch the “heterogeneous interoperability protocol alliance” Poly Network, while the NEAR project has launched the Rainbow Bridge, connecting NEAR and Ethereum.  Blockchains have long been seen as silos […]


Decentralized finance (DeFi) project Curve has been forced to launch its DAO and governance token CRV prematurely after an anonymous developer deployed the contracts without the knowledge of the official team. The developer tweeted from a brand new Twitter account that he thought the contracts were ready and had jumped the gun “Yo, @CurveFinance ! Saw […]


Crypto exchange OKCoin has continued to support Bitcoin (BTC) Core developers with a fourth grant being awarded to Bitcoin’s most active contributor since 2017, Marco Falke for an undisclosed six-figure sum.  This grant brings the total amount provided as part of the company’s Independent Developer Grant to over $500,000. OKCoin believes that funding open-source development […]

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