SEC delays spot Bitcoin ETF decisions, Nike throws its hat into Metaverse arena, and a crypto exchange gets hacked: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 12-18

[ad_1] Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Russia to decide between blanket crypto ban and legalizing exchanges in 2022 A recent report shows that Russia could potentially see a countrywide ban on cryptocurrency. Alternatively, it’s possible that crypto trading via regulated exchanges may continue under strict oversight.  On the one hand,…

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CZ is wealthiest Chinese person with $90B, NFT yachts, and MonoX hacked – Cointelegraph Magazine

[ad_1] This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Top of the food chain This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone in the crypto industry, but Binance founder CZ has been crowned the richest Chinese person in the world. The list appeared in Caijing Magazine, a financial publication based in Beijing. CZ was credited as having a net worth of around $90 billion, a…

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How do DeFi protocols get hacked?

[ad_1] The decentralized finance sector is growing at a breakneck pace. Three years ago, the total value locked in DeFi was a mere $800 million. By February 2021, the figure had grown to $40 billion; in April 2021, it attained a milestone of $80 billion; and now it stands at above $140 billion. Such rapid growth in a new market could not but attract the attention of all manner of hackers and fraudsters. According to a report by crypto research company, since 2019, the DeFi sector has lost about $284.9…

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