Cross-Chain Bridge Nomad Loses $190 Million Making It 2022’s Third-Largest Crypto Heist

On Monday, the cross-chain token bridge Nomad was attacked and hackers managed to siphon $190 million from the protocol, draining a great majority of the funds. The Nomad cross-chain bridge attack was the third-biggest crypto heist of 2022, and the ninth largest of all time. Nomad Cross-Chain Bridge Exploited for $190 Million Cross-chain bridges in the world of decentralized finance (defi) just can’t catch a break no matter how long they have been running and even after the bridges have been audited. On August 1, 2022, the cross-chain bridge Nomad…

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Cross-chain bridge tokens moon as crypto shifts toward interoperability

[ad_1] Interoperability is shaping up to be one of the main themes for the cryptocurrency market in 2022 as projects across the ecosystem unveil integrations that make their networks Ethereum (ETH) Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible. While this has been one of the long-term goals of the ecosystem as a step on the path to an interconnected network of protocols, it has also created a new decentralized finance (DeFi) market for multi-chain bridges and decentralized finance. Here are three of the top volume cross-chain bridges that the cryptocurrency community uses to…

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Synapse Bridge prevents $8M USD hack

[ad_1] Cross-chain protocols are continuing to face challenges, with Synapse Bridge narrowly averting a multi-million exploit. On Nov. 7, Synapse Bridge announced on Discord they had prevented a hacker from draining approximately $8 million USD from the Avalanche Neutral Dollar (nUSD) Metapool. The hacker attempted to exploit a vulnerability using the bridge to transfer assets from Polygon (MATIC) to Avalanche (AVAX). Synapse is a cross-chain bridge designed to facilitate swaps and transfers between a range of layer-one and layer-two protocols using an automated market maker (AMM). Synapse Bridge stated: “Over…

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DOGE co-founder sets sights on Ethereum bridge and NFTs for mass adoption

[ad_1] Dogecoin (DOGE) co-founder Billy Markus has set his sights on nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and an Ethereum-to-Dogecoin bridge to help bring about for mass adoption of the meme coin. In a Sept. 30 tweet, Markus emphasized the importance of completing the Ethereum-Dogecoin bridge so that the asset could be integrated with top Ethereum-based NFT platforms such as OpenSea, enabling non fungible purchases with DOGE. Markus said that there is “high demand” to purchase NFTs within the crypto community and that enabling NFT purchases with DOGE “greatly increases its utility.” DOGE…

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Cosmos (ATOM) rallies after launching a cross-chain bridge and wrapped Bitcoin

[ad_1] Momentum for the top layer-one protocols has been on the rise throughout August as the highly anticipated rollout of the London hard fork on the Ethereum (ETH) network has done little to address the network’s high transaction fees and delayed confirmations.  One of the biggest beneficiaries of the quest to find a more welcoming smart contract environment has been Cosmos (ATOM), a project focused on interoperability that has set out to become the “internet of blockchains” thanks to its Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and…

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