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$0.050342
(-0.64%)
0.00000210 BTC
Market Cap (Rank#177)
$188,805,678
7,865 BTC
Vol 24h
$9,447,238
393.549 BTC
Circulating Supply
3,750,425,630
Max Supply
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10h agocryptodaily
Hackless Pioneers B2B & B2C Security Tool for DeFi, Saving Nearly $500,000 for Clients
designed a comprehensive security platform which aims to protect the decentralized finance (DeFi) world from targeted exploits, as well as safely migrate funds from individual wallets and protocols under attack. Hackless works at the infrastructure level of EVM-compatible blockchains, uniting several elements from the blockchain ecosystem in order to strengthen a DeFi protocol’s security from the lowest levels of its ecosystem. The platform has three core services which it uses to help defend against exploits and recover funds: Watchdog – A mempool monitoring tool which tracks suspicious transactions. SafeMigrate (B2B) – The first-to-market service which ensures that funds can be successfully migrated from a paused DeFi protocol that is being attacked. Conductor (B2C) – A private mining provider that ensures the safe and undetectable migration of user's funds from compromised wallets. The Hackless team believes this type of active protection is critical to the future innovation in the DeFi space given the substantial increase in the value of assets being locked up in DeFi applications. Serhii Androsiuk, co-founder and CEO of Hackless, commented: “The daunting thing about DeFi right now is that the rising tide of recent security exploits seems to out-speed the adoption and development of DeFi as such. Seven of the ten largest crypto thefts from January 2021 to March 2022 involved DeFi protocols. Frequent brutal exploits of flash loan protocols, cross-chain bridges and individual crypto wallets stress the need for a powerful security tool which is capable of boosting industry’s security level right away. We envision Hackless as a comprehensive platform that offers solutions both for DeFi protocols and individual investors. When used by all types of DeFi players it will enhance the overall protection giving a boost to industry’s growth.” Hackless In Action Earlier this year, A.I. and blockchain-powered virtual assistant services platform VAIOT was subject to a brutal exploit. Attackers tried and succeeded to take ownership of several of the platform's operational wallets, containing its native currency VAI, which are critical for the functioning of its services. This resulted in the theft and freezing of several million VAI and tens of thousands worth of ETH and BNB, belonging to both their users and VAIOT itself. The Hackless team integrated with VAIOT, contributing their expertise to the effort to safely migrate the frozen assets from the contract owned by the attacker. Using a variety of techniques and tools utilized in the Hackless product itself, the team were able to successfully help VAIOT recover $400,000 in frozen assets, whilst ensuring both the techniques and their employment remained undetected to the attacker. This successful case study was followed in quick succession by other examples of Hackless in action. The first involved a user who had their private keys stolen (a theft all too common in the crypto space) following a phishing attack. The attacker then monitored the wallet, draining all funds as soon as they appeared, leaving the user unable to access their NFTs worth ~$4,000. In this case, Hackless was able to deploy two key features of its product, the Conductor and SafeMigrate. The team were able to retrieve all the user’s NFTs to an uncompromised wallet without the attacker being aware. The second was a similar case, only the amount stolen was significantly higher at $87,000. Deploying the same features, Hackless was able to recover this amount quickly, proving again not only that there is demand for this service, but that their tools work. Consequently, both the Conductor and SafeMigrate form part of Hackless’ core offering, which is now available to the public. Securing the Future of DeFi with Hackless Hackless has demonstrated its DeFi security pedigree in the wild. Its mission to provide a robust security layer between Ethereum and its many DeFi protocols, is inspired and facilitated by the experience of its Ukraine-based team. Co-Founders Serhii Androsiuk and Pavel Radchuk have extensive experience in the blockchain space, with both having worked with various DeFi and NFT projects since 2017. Androsiuk is also a veteran of the banking sector, lending his expertise in growing projects to scale to the Hackless team. This year has seen the beginning of the architectural design for its modular platform, as well as production-ready services. The roadmap this year still has a number of exciting developments to come, including its staking program (Q3 2022), V1 Conductor (Q3 2022) and V1 SafeMigrate (Q4 2022). Combined with partnerships with leading DeFi projects such as Blaize and Zokyo, Hackless is well positioned to deliver a much needed security solution for the DeFi space. To read more about Hackless and its pioneering solution to protect DeFi assets, visit their website here. Follow Hackless on Twitter Join the Hackless community on Telegram Connect with Hackless on LinkedIn Read the Hackless blog on Medium Media Contact Details Contact Name: Nataliia Maslennykova Contact Email: [email protected] Disclaimer: This is a sponsored press release, and is for informational purposes only. It does not reflect the views of Crypto Daily, nor is it intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, or financial advice
10h agocryptodaily
LEAP - a new sports social media platform let’s youth athletes monetize their skills
In the U.S., home to many of the most prominent sports associations in the world as well as a high-class college and youth sports infrastructure, only one out of 16,000 high school athletes turns pro. In regions like Latin America and Africa, where sports are just as popular but resources more limited, the chances are even lower. By specifically working with young athletes from impoverished and isolated communities, LEAP brings together a digital community of both youth sports talent and talent seekers and fans to help the athletes, not only gain recognition, but also get rewarded based on their skill levels. In the newly released whitepaper, LEAP breaks down its $LEAP token, the tokenomics, as well as the distribution algorithm and many platform features including the marketplace, in-game experience, and NFT collections. LEAP, founded in 2021 and based in Israel, is a sports discovery and monetization platform empowering young athletes from across the world to develop and improve their talent through a gamified online experience. On LEAP’s platform, youth talent can create short-form videos of their real-life skills and use them to compete online with other talents worldwide in the digital arena in order to gain recognition from peers and talent seekers, while also getting rewarded. By leveraging blockchain technology, using NFTs, and a real-life in-app gaming mode, LEAP is building a digital sports community to democratize talent discovery across the globe and ensure their social inclusion. In the whitepaper LEAP’s introduces a sports economy powered by Web3.0 and Play-2-Earn elements, offering an alternative route to stardom for young athletes and a new way to monetize their skills “Our whitepaper serves as our manifesto and marks an important milestone for the LEAP community because it's paving the way for our platform launch,” says Omri Lachman, CEO and Co-Founder of LEAP. “Our platform approaches the sports industry from a completely new and different perspective. We are diligently building the framework to host a global network of sports talents as well as talent seekers, agents, and fans in a fun and interactive way that uses Web3.0 technology to help level the sports playing field for all, while delivering the Web3.0 visionary promise of individual ownership over data, content and digital assets.” The release of LEAP’s whitepaper signals the upcoming launch of its platform, detailing the token creation (ERC-20) process, partnerships with exchanges, launch of the prototype, and more. In the whitepaper, LEAP chronicles $LEAP utility token’s potential to facilitate the entire platform’s economy and support a global community connecting young athletes with talent seekers. An athlete using LEAP receives a unique digital player card, backed by an NFT after completing certain milestones as they engage with the platform. Player card NFTs upgrade as the athlete’s score and rank in LEAP’s gamified platform increases. Talent seekers, fans, pro athletes, and others who join the athlete’s “Fan Clan” can acquire his or her NFT player card and become active endorsers having a direct impact on the athlete’s growth. This offers an engaging way to reward and motivate digitally native, next-generation athletes and those who support them early on. Through LEAP, youth athletes get to showcase their skill-sets in short-form videos uploaded to the platform. By specifically working with young athletes from impoverished and isolated communities, LEAP brings together a digital community of both youth sports talent and talent seekers to help the athletes, not only gain recognition, but also get rewarded based on their skill levels and continuous engagement in sport activities. The app features a customized video creator—LEAP Studio—with specific filters, sticks, and add-ons to help talents better highlight their individual skills based on their sport. Talents can use the videos to challenge each other in LEAP DARE Battles, where the community votes for whoever they think performed the skill better, and winning will boost the value and rarity of the users NFT Player Card. For more information visit https://www.playleap.io/ and https://www.leaptoken.io/ Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
13h agocryptodaily
Jito Labs Raises $10M from Multicoin Capital and Framework Ventures to Build Performant MEV Infrastructure For Solana
Austin, TX, United States, 11th August, 2022, Chainwire Jito Labs, an MEV infrastructure company building performant systems to scale Solana, has completed a $10M Series A. The round was led by Multicoin Capital and Framework Ventures with participation from Alameda Research, Solana Ventures, Delphi Digital, MGNR, Robot Ventures, and 18decimal. Notable angels Anatoly Yakovenko, Brian Long, Armani Ferrante, Austin Federa, Edgar Pavlovsky, and Nitesh Nath also participated. The Series A brings the company's total financing to $12.1M. Jito Labs will use the capital for recruitment and product development and to support the first third-party validator client for Solana, Jito-Solana. This is expected to open source later this month pending the completion of a Neodyme audit. Jito Labs is developing a suite of trading and validator tools that make MEV more democratic and accessible to traders and validators on the Solana network. Jito-Solana helps node operators earn more revenue and better utilize their hardware. It also features the first native spam-mitigation system for Solana, which helps improve network reliability. Jito-Solana also interfaces with Jito’s Block Engine, a proprietary system designed to build the most profitable and efficient blocks for the network. “Solana is built by the most talented team in the space, but trading bots spamming transactions has resulted in a degraded experience for users and traders. The tooling we’re building at Jito will help Solana scale to support millions of users,” said Lucas, co-founder of Jito Labs. “We are backed by some of the most strategic investors in the Solana ecosystem and are thankful for their support, and the warm welcome from the Solana community.” “Jito is a very capable, super technical team that is putting their efforts into optimizing a Solana validator client for MEV, which is a critical use-case for the long-term health of the network," said Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO, Solana Labs. In addition to validator software, Jito Labs develops tools for traders that are symbiotic with its infrastructure. Jito Bundles, which are similar to Flashbot Bundles on Ethereum, represent groups of transactions that are bundled together and executed in the order they are submitted by traders. Bundles improve liquidity, trading execution and network stability by circumventing expensive priority fee auctions and guaranteeing sequential, all-or-nothing execution. Applications on Solana can leverage Jito’s Bundles to improve the UX around sending multiple transactions. Jito Labs also makes two additional trading tools: a priority mempool, which enables traders to see transactions at the speed they arrive on the network, and ShredStream, which provides low-latency access to shreds from leaders running the Jito-Solana client. Collectively, these tools give searchers and traders the ability to capture arbitrage opportunities and execute trades more efficiently without degrading network performance. “Jito Labs is one of the most important companies in the Solana ecosystem. They are building critical infrastructure that improves network performance and decentralization while maximizing profits for validators around the world. Jito-Solana is a competitive advantage for validators, and an important decentralization milestone for the network,” said Tushar Jain, Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital. Validators that run Jito-Solana are eligible to earn tips from searchers and traders using Jito Bundles to submit transactions to the network. They can also access MEV insights through the Jito MEV Dashboard. About Jito Labs Jito Labs is an MEV infrastructure company that is building high-performance systems to scale Solana and maximize validator rewards. Jito-Solana, the first fully open-source, third-party validator client developed for the Solana blockchain, is a better way to earn more revenue and utilize hardware. Jito Labs’s trading tools are free for use by traders and validators. Learn more: https://jito.wtf/ContactsLucasJito Labs [email protected]
14h agocryptopotato
Ankr Receives a Strategic Investment from Binance Labs
Binance Labs revealed a strategic investment in popular Web3 infrastructure provider Ankr Protocol.
14h agocryptodaily
DAM Finance Receives Strategic Investment From Arrington Capital Moonbeam Growth Fund
Miami, Florida, 11th August, 2022, ChainwiredPRIME Asset Modules Finance (”DAM Finance” or “DAM”), a protocol for creating purchasing power from cross-chain token portfolios, is pleased to share that it has received funding from the Arrington Capital Moonbeam Growth Fund . The investment in DAM Finance is the third major investment by the Arrington Capital Moonbeam Growth Fund, a recently launched $100m fund to fuel the Moonbeam ecosystem. DAM facilitates purchasing power from the broadest range of blockchain-secured collateral, including longer tail, yield generating, and real-world assets. In the protocol, borrowers deposit baskets of tokens in a single transaction to mint dPRIME, a Dotsama stablecoin on Moonbeam. DAM’s innovation provides borrowers more flexibility in dPRIME issuance and vault maintenance by mutualizing the value of deposited collateral. As part of its product roadmap, DAM will utilize Moonbeam’s infrastructure to unlock liquidity for assets native to other parachains and blockchains outside of the Dotsama ecosystem. “We believe the future is multi-chain and inclusive, a mentality that the DAM Finance team shares with us,” said Michael Arrington of Arrington Capital. “DAM is taking a thoughtful approach to DeFi in creating a new model for purchasing power and risk management. We are thrilled to be supporting them as they embark to solve a missing component in today’s environment.” “Existing cross-chain approaches suffer from poor asset utilization and liquidity fragmentation," said Derek Yoo, Founder of Moonbeam. "DAM is a great example of a new cross-chain DeFi protocol that is leveraging connected contracts on Moonbeam to reach assets from multiple blockchains. Being able to securely aggregate liquidity will allow DAM to be more efficient and offer superior user experiences.” “Moonbeam’s clear positioning as the token economy’s nucleus for cross-chain liquidity makes it the ideal ecosystem for DAM to deliver on its vision,” said Harrison Comfort, Product Lead and Co-Founder of DAM. “Arrington Capital has helped DAM from the beginning, and we’re thrilled to have the support of a highly strategic partner with an extensive track record of scaling projects in the token economy.” DAM’s initial deployment is targeted for later this year. Follow DAM on Twitter, @DAM_Finance, for additional announcements and project updates. About Arrington Capital Arrington Capital is a digital asset management firm primarily focused on blockchain-based capital markets. The firm, founded in 2017 by TechCrunch and CrunchBase founder Michael Arrington and TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde, has over $1 billion under management and has invested in hundreds of startups across the world. Arrington Capital is a seasoned, international team composed of Silicon Valley veterans and operators with deep venture capital experience and crypto native roots. Arrington Capital’s first fund was Arrington XRP Capital, and has expanded to multiple funds over time. For more information on Arrington Capital, visit http://arringtoncapital.com/. About Moonbeam Moonbeam is a smart contract platform for building cross-chain connected applications that can access users, assets, and services on any chain. By uniting functionality from Ethereum, Cosmos, Polkadot, and more into a single platform, Moonbeam solves today’s fragmented user experience — unlocking true interoperability and paving the way for the next generation of applications. The Moonbeam platform uses integrated cross-chain messaging to allow developers to create smart contracts that access services across many remote blockchains. This approach, plus Moonbeam’s developer-friendly EVM platform, vast tool support, and modern Substrate architecture, creates the ideal development environment for building connected applications. About DAM DAM is a protocol for creating purchasing power from cross-chain token portfolios through dPRIME, a Dotsama stablecoin on Moonbeam. In the protocol, borrowers are bankers, portfolios are collateral, dPRIME is the means of creating purchasing power and DAM is a risk management wrapper. DAM’s core contributors have backgrounds in enterprise and public blockchains, asset management, and data science. Follow DAM on Twitter, @DAM_Finance, for additional announcements and project updates.ContactsFounderHarrison ComfortDAM [email protected]+17867828258
19h agocryptodaily
Buying Uniglo.io (GLO), Ethereum Classic (ETC) And Mina Protocol (MINA) Now Could Help You Reach Top Tier Wealth
The popularity of crypto has grown at an incredible rate in recent years, and many big players have entered the space in a bid to witness exponential growth. The retail is not far behind in chasing generational wealth made possible through investing in top-tier tokens like Uniglo, Ethereum Classic, and Mina Protocol. Let’s see what they have in store for you! Uniglo (GLO) Uniglo is a community-focused social currency backed by a wide range of assets, including rare NFTs, digitized art, and cryptocurrencies. A basket of valuable assets protect the floor price of a token that is designed to withstand volatile market conditions. This is made possible through a dedicated vault that is funded through taxation on each transaction. Uniglo embodies scarcity through an ultra-burn mechanism that involves leveraging profits to buy back GLO from the secondary market and burn them. This ensures long-term growth of the ecosystem as a whole, where every holder benefits from the growing strength of the treasury. Ethereum Classic (ETC) Ethereum Classic is an open-source decentralized platform that was created in 2016 after The DAO hack. It allows developers to create smart contracts without the involvement of a third party. Ever since the split happened, there have been numerous improvements and upgrades in an effort to become a global financial network with no central governance. Like other digital currencies, ETC will thrive as a store of value, and the recent surge in prices is evidence of how the asset will perform in the near future. Mina Protocol (MINA) Popularly known as the world’s lightest blockchain, Mina is building an infrastructure that provides security and privacy for Web 3 applications. The protocol is so small that it doesn’t even require third-party nodes for the network to run. Any user can quickly connect and conduct on-chain verification with complete privacy. The native currency of the blockchain, MINA is required to stake and participate in block production. Holders can also delegate their tokens to earn rewards in exchange for locking their assets. Compared to other blockchains, there’s no bonding or slashing period when it comes to staking MINA. Find Out More Here Join Presale: https://presale.uniglo.io/register Website: https://uniglo.io Telegram: https://t.me/GloFoundation Discord: https://discord.gg/a38KRnjQvW Twitter: https://twitter.com/GloFoundation1 Disclaimer: This is a sponsored press release, and is for informational purposes only. It does not reflect the views of Crypto Daily, nor is it intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, or financial advice
1 day agocryptodaily
LongHash Ventures Launches Its $100 Million Web3 Venture Fund II with Successful First Close
Singapore, Singapore, 10th August, 2022, ChainwireLongHash Ventures, Asia’s first Web3 Accelerator and one of Asia’s leading Web3 venture funds, officially announces the launch of its $100 million LongHash Ventures Fund II. LongHash Ventures has received strong support from global investors and industry veterans for its successful first close. It has raised capital from well-known Web3 VCs, single family offices, and Web3 founders such as Hashkey Capital, NGC Ventures, Protocol Labs, Gnosis Safe, MEXC, Synthetix founders Kain and Jordan Warwick, Qiming VC founding partner Duane Kuang, and Astar founder Sota Watanabe, amongst others. The fund will continue to take in capital until the end of the year. Meanwhile, its accelerator arm LongHashX has recently obtained funding at an undisclosed valuation from Superscrypt, a Web3 investment firm founded by Temasek, as well as few large fund LPs including NGC. LongHash Ventures has earmarked its second fund for multi-chain Web3 infrastructure projects that support key verticals such as DeFi, NFT, GameFi, and the Metaverse. It will be investing in projects and teams from pre-seed to Series A. Thus far, LongHash Ventures has backed more than 60 projects, including Polkadot, Astar, Dodo, Coinshift, Acala, Zapper, Gnosis Safe and Balancer. LongHash Ventures Fund II will also be investing in the pipeline of projects graduating from its accelerator arm LongHashX. Since its inception in 2018, the LongHashX Accelerator has emerged as Asia’s leading Web3 accelerator. It is the go-to partner for protocols like Polkadot, Filecoin, Algorand, and others looking to accelerate the growth of their respective ecosystems. Accelerator alumni include well known projects such as Astar, Xanpool, and Lit Protocol. “By running both an accelerator and an early stage fund that provides hands-on support, our unique value lies in leveraging LongHashX to bootstrap the Asia ecosystem for the protocols that we invested in, as well as in identifying founders and projects with massive potential very early on, and using our crypto-native knowledge and resources to help the teams achieve their potential and succeed. The second fund will enable us to support more founders and through subsequent rounds,” said Emma Cui, Founding Partner and CEO of LongHash Ventures. “In addition, being geographically headquartered in Singapore with team members distributed across Asia, including China, Malaysia, and India, we are uniquely positioned to help projects scale faster across the Asian region.” About LongHash Ventures LongHash Ventures is a leading Web3 investment fund and accelerator collaborating closely with founders to build their Web3 model and tap into the vast potential of Asia. We have invested in more than 60 projects including Polkadot, Instadapp, Zapper, Astar, and Balancer. We collaborated with their founders to develop their projects’ tokenomics, governance, and communities. As Asia's first and leading Web 3 accelerator, LongHashX Accelerator has partnered with Polkadot, Algorand, Filecoin and others to build more than 50 global Web3 projects which have raised more than $150m in the past 4 years. We are committed to realizing our mission of catalyzing growth for the next generation of the Web. LongHash Ventures is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. ContactsSay [email protected]
1 day agocryptodaily
Fetch.Ai CEO Humayun Sheikh discusses Web3, Blockchain AI & ML
In this article, we are interviewing Humayun Sheikh, CEO and Co-Founder of Fetch-ai Network about how AI/ML technology can leverage blockchain, Fetch-ai Network's ecosystem, and the role of AI in the Web 3.0 revolution. Hello Humayun! Thank you for participating in this interview. Could you introduce yourself to our readers? I am an entrepreneur, investor and a tech visionary, who is passionate about technologies such as AI, machine learning, autonomous agents, and blockchains. I was a founding investor in DeepMind where I supported commercialisation for early-stage AI & deep neural network technology. DeepMind was ultimately acquired by Google for $650m in 2014. In 2017, I saw the opportunity at the intersection of blockchain, AI, and autonomous agents that. This is my fourth major venture. At Fetch.ai we are building the world's first peer-to-peer connectivity platform that aims to bring autonomous agents and AI capabilities - Open CoLearn, Axim and Dabbaflow products, on our blockchain based ledger - Fetch-ai Network How did you come up with the idea of merging AI/ML with blockchain technology? Blockchain brings the tenets of immutability, resiliency and decentralization. Once code in the form of smart contracts was able to use these tenets, it was logical for us to start building multi-stakeholder agent-based automation and AI/ML capabilities that are the cornerstone of the Fetch technology. We see the opportunity for our technology to leverage blockchain, cryptography and privacy-preserving primitives to solve complex coordination problems in a truly peer-to-peer fashion that will be devoid of centralized rent-seeking that is plaguing Web 2.0. What kind of applications do you foresee using Fetch-ai Network's ecosystem? The crypto asset market is relatively young when compared to assets in the traditional financial system. This is reflected in the relative lack of liquidity for the crypto assets when compared to the traditional assets, which took multiple decades to develop and get to the current levels of liquidity. Therefore, in the near term, it is fair to expect Decentralized Finance (DeFi) based applications to lead the charge as the primary use case for blockchains and crypto. We also expect DeFi to progressively bring new users in the blockchain and crypto fold. Particularly, we see an opportunity for apps offering real-world asset-backed stablecoin loans. Beyond DeFi there are opportunities in other consumer-facing apps such as decentralized delivery networks, Move2Earn apps, decentralized and privacy-preserving file-sharing, and other apps that will unlock truly peer-to-peer gig economies. MEXC and Bybit recently announced a $150M Fetch-ai Network Development Fund. Can you tell our readers about this Fund? The development fund is aimed at growing the Fetch-ai Network ecosystem by sponsoring DApps that will leverage the various tools for building decentralized applications that would increase the utility of the network. The development fund would be particularly interested in DApps that can not only serve a specific domain but can also become a building block for other DApps to have a multiplier effect on increasing the utility of the Fetch-ai Network. Can you shed some light on how you see the role of AI and Fetch-ai Network in Web 3.0? Web 3.0 is aiming to harness the true power of the interconnected web of computers to enable true peer-to-peer digital economies. There will however be a transitional phase where the w2.0 will embrace w3.0 ie W2.5.At Fetch-ai Network, we see our role as the infrastructure provider that leverages technologies such as blockchain, multi-agent frameworks, and AI to accelerate development and deployment of such peer-to-peer applications. We believe that our Fetch-ai blockchain network and automation using our Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) which can also be leveraged for off-chain interactions (not using the blockchain) will provide highly actionable datasets that can be leveraged by our AI tools to create more advanced peer-to-peer applications. How is Fetch-ai Network ready for the Web 3.0 revolution? We have our own Fetch-ai blockchain network that is based on the modular Cosmos SDK technology. DApp builders can write more secure Cosmwasm-based smart contracts in the Rust programming language. Our network is a Proof of Stake blockchain that has low transaction fees, instant transaction finality and is more environmentally sustainable than a first-generation Proof of Work blockchain such as Bitcoin. Our network also communicates with the other networks in the Cosmos ecosystem using the Inter Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol. And soon it will be able to communicate with other popular ecosystems such as Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Avalanche, and Polkadot. Besides our network, our key differentiators are our Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) that can not only help with automation but also enable peer-to-peer off-chain communication. Fetch-ai Network’s products such as Open CoLearn, Axim and Dabbaflow provide privacy-preserving decentralized federated learning capabilities to all DApps on the Fetch-ai Network. Can you share some insight into the unique ecosystem around the FET token? The FET token forms the backbone of the Fetch-ai Network and will be the fuel to power all applications being deployed on Fetch-ai Network. I would like to highlight some key Fetch-ai Network ecosystem projects: Open CoLearn a decentralized federated learning network, Dabbaflow a decentralized privacy-preserving file-sharing application, Fetch.ai app for unlocking peer-to-peer digital economies, Mobix a Move2Earn app, Resonate Social an AI-powered social media app, BotSwap a DeFi automation app, and Mettalex a decentralized commodities derivatives exchange. Beyond this, we are also collaborating with many large enterprises on multi-stakeholder and multi-year projects that will leverage many of our technology components. We also have many new exciting applications that are going to launch in the next few months. What are your top priorities for the quarter, for the year? Our priority this year is to underline all our tooling to the community of builders. We want to make it easy for them to create their DApps, so they can focus on solving their real-world use cases. We also want to focus on building end-user products that will lower the barrier for non-crypto natives to use our technology. In the coming months, we will also start enabling our technologies within our Fetch-ai Network Wallet. We see the wallet in the same vein for Web 3.0 as the browser is for Web 2.0 and as an important tool to attract new entrants in the space. It was great to talk with you and hear your insights! Thank you so much! Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
1 day agocryptodaily
Blockchain Network Platform Capabilities for Businesses, Applications and Enterprises
Enterprise-grade blockchain networks were born out of a necessity to provide solutions to the numerous challenges facing both consumers and enterprises amid a rapidly changing technological landscape. The rate of growth in the FinTech space has the dangerous potential to leave projects behind if they don’t keep pace with innovation, and that’s why developers are busy anticipating future developments, and implementing solutions to their problems in the here and now. Building the Future of Web3 Smart-contract usage revolutionized the blockchain space, and introduced us to the concept of DeFi and GameFi, but the utility of smart-contract transactions may soon be past its peak. Some projects are building a comprehensive, service-oriented architecture that allows network users to interact and transact directly. By building second-level protocols atop dedicated enterprise services like these can allow projects to side-step the common reliance on smart-contracts thanks to built-in payment systems and private shard chains. These services deliver all the features and functionality that users expect from a public blockchain network while cutting down on smart contract usage by around 90%, and retaining the security and privacy of enterprise-specific infrastructure. This results in cheaper transactions for users, and a greatly simplified development path for developers. What’s more, by removing the reliance on smart contracts, such services effectively cut out a major attack-vector which has plagued numerous popular blockchains to date. Blockchain-in-a-box solutions give enterprises a plug-and-play entry to the blockchain space - one prepared to handle applications spanning the finance, gaming, and information technology industries, and more. Thanks to the use of quantum-secure cryptography tools, enterprises get the assurance they need to launch long-lasting projects which stand the test of time.Simplicity and Composability Simplicity is key to onboarding new users and enterprises to a technology that has the potential to revolutionize a plethora of industries. In search of simplicity, many projects are foregoing complex network infrastructures and programming languages in favor of building from the ground up using common code like C, without any reliance on third-party protocols or services. Low-level architecture makes blockchain easy for other operating systems to interact with. One can easily envisage such networks being used in tandem with the simplest of consumer hardware - smart fridges, for example - because the technology is built on simple foundational principles and code. Software Development Kits (SDK) like the Cellframe SDK allows developers to build applications dedicated to a range of emerging industries - not least the gaming industry. Developers can use SDKs to easily create fair game worlds that encompass PvP (Player vs Player) and PvE (Player vs Environment) game modes, while ensuring that cheaters are exposed and removed from the network thanks to in-built security measures. Ultimately, Cellframe enables the construction of safe, secure, lightning speed blockchain networks that support the creation of distributed networks like VPN, CDN, cloud computing and video streaming platforms. Whereas most blockchain protocols which rely on a network of nodes to upload external data to the blockchain, Cellframe requires no such external or third-party service. Interoperability and Gaming Future-proofing technology involves helping projects build as close to the hardware layer as possible, removing all that is unnecessary, and simplifying the process for the end user. Since Cellframe acts as a zero-layer protocol made with compatibility and interoperability as prime objectives, Cellframe will eventually have full compatibility with WASM (Web Assembly) and EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machines), creating true interoperability between Cellframe and a range of internet and blockchain apps, services and networks. This will prove particularly relevant to the GameFi (gaming finance) space, as the end user will be able to traverse various disparate gaming worlds without having to create new sign-ups for each one. Bespoke governance solutions also make Cellframe ready for enterprise adoption, as it sidesteps many of the problems commonly encountered by blockchain projects. The Cellframe token (CELL) is emitted based on the votes of its community of DAO participants, meaning the community gets to decide on the most appropriate issuance rate for CELL. This means the protocol can’t be changed on a whim by developers. Furthermore, truly decentralized dApps (known as t-dApps) don’t allow for a single address to be in control of large CELL holdings at any one time. Rather, wealth is distributed among network participants to ensure network security, while removing any potential single points of failure. Enterprise tools are not lacking in the blockchain space; they are just waiting to be applied creatively. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
1 day agocryptodaily
As DeFi Hacks Soar, This Startup Wants To Radically Overhaul Smart Contracts To Prevent Them
Over the past couple of years, hundreds of new decentralized finance applications and protocols have flooded onto the Ethereum network and other blockchains. In November 2021, the total value locked in all DeFi apps reached a staggering $290 billion. DeFi, in theory, is designed to democratize access to finance by enabling people from all over the world, from any background, no matter who they are, to participate. There are no financial or geographical restrictions or centralized intermediaries - everything is decentralized, trustless, and peer-to-peer. It’s a vision that has proven popular, with DeFi growing faster than anyone could have imagined. However, its rise has been clouded by numerous critical security threats that make it seem like a very risky venture to anyone who’s not extremely knowledgeable about how crypto works. While 2021 was a big year for DeFi, it was arguably even bigger for hackers, with a recent report from Chainalaysis finding that they stole a combined $3.2 billion worth of cryptocurrency that year. This year is likely to be just as profitable for hackers. According to CertiK’s latest report, DeFi and Web3 together lost more than $2 billion to hackers in the first six months of the year. Chainalysis said hackers in the crypto sphere have migrated away from wallets and other targets, and are almost exclusively targeting DeFi protocols today. In the first three months of 2022, almost 97% of all funds stolen by hackers came from DeFi, up from 72% in 2021 and just 30% in 2020. A quick look at some of the biggest hacks of this year explains why DeFi has become such a popular target for attackers. The amounts they can steal are tremendous. The most expensive hack so far this year was the Ronin Validator Security Breach. On March 23, the person or persons responsible for the attack were able to compromise Sky NMavis’s Ronin and Axie DAO validator nodes, hack the private keys and make illicit withdrawals. They stole an incredible 173,600 ETH and 25.5 million USDC, amounting to $615.5 million in total, via just two transactions. Unfortunately, the Ronin hack was not just an isolated event. In February hackers exploited a security vulnerability in Wormhole’s signature verification, enabling them to make off with 120,000 wETH on Solana, an amount that was worth $326 million at the time of the attack. Similarly, in April, the Beanstalk protocol fell victim to a one-day delay inside a $BEAN governance proposal contract to complete a flash loan. The attacker was able to steal 70% of the total seeds, getting away with $181 million in total. Spotting Smart Contract Vulnerabilities The vast majority of DeFi hacks occur due to vulnerabilities in the smart contracts that power the protocols. Smart contracts are self-executing bits of code that automatically process transactions when certain conditions are met. They’re one of the core elements of DeFi as they make the requirement for a trusted intermediary redundant. The good news is that the community is aware that smart contracts are a glaring weakness in DeFi security and is taking steps to address them. The most reliable DeFi protocols today are sure to carry out a comprehensive smart contract audit to identify if any vulnerabilities exist. Audits are carried out by reliable firms such as CertiK and Hacken, and assess the recorded transactions within a blockchain ledger to try and spot any bugs. Other ways of identifying vulnerabilities include penetration tests by teams of security experts, who attempt to hack DeFi protocols so they can inform the developers how they did it, allowing them to close whatever loopholes are discovered. In addition, protocols can also offer “bug bounties”, where they essentially crowdsource security. Dozens of “white hat” hackers compete for a monetary prize to identify vulnerabilities within a protocol. Bug bounties can be especially beneficial because they incentivize participants to act like real cybercriminals, meaning they will likely attempt to hack the protocol using similar methods as the real bad guys do. The idea being that the good guys will discover any obvious exploits before they’re exposed in the real world. Smart contract code audits and bug bounties can help to protect DeFi protocols against common hacks around unhandled exceptions and transaction order dependency. However, audits are unfortunately not infallible - the Chainalaysis study found that 30% of exploits this year occurred on platforms that had been audited within the past 12 months. So while code audits and bug bounties can be helpful, they do not provide any guarantees. As such, DeFi protocols that are managing billions of dollars in user’s funds ought to adopt a more robust approach to security. Reinventing Smart Contracts One of the most exciting solutions to emerge is the Scrypto programming language developed by Radix, which is a layer-1 blockchain protocol that has been built specifically for DeFi. The Scrypto language is based on the popular Rust programming language and retains most of its features. However, it notably adds a number of specific functions based on the Radix Engine. It can be thought of as a collection of libraries and extensions to Rust that provides asset-oriented features, enabling Rust-style logic to interact with assets as a native, first-class citizen. The most important distinction of Scrypto is that it effectively does away with smart contracts. Instead of smart contracts, it uses blueprints and components to process transactions. Blueprints are compiled source code that lives on the blockchain, where they can be used by anyone. Their role is to provide “constructor functions” for DeFi transactions, with flexible parameters that others can instantiate. They’re generally quite specialized in terms of functionality, though they can support multiple different use cases depending on exactly how they’re instantiated. Blueprints can sometimes work with other blueprints, deployed together as a “package”. To activate a blueprint, it must be instantiated by calling one of its constructor functions in order to obtain the address of a newly created instance, known as a “component”. Components are used to manage state and can gather, hold and distribute resources according to the logic associated within the blueprint that created it. In other words, components in Scrypto resemble smart contracts, however, they derive from the logic defined within the blueprint that gave birth to it. Scrypto’s unique architecture allows it to carry out transactions in a very different way to regular smart contracts written in Solidity or another language. Instead of sending a number or reference to some tokens, Radix Engine transfers ownership of tokens from the caller to a component. Once that component receives a bucket of resources or multiple buckets, it can take those resources and deposit them into a vault it holds, or else a different bucket. Then, the Radix Engine ensures that the caller can no longer access the bucket or vault. The end result is that dApps built on Radix have a much simpler and safer way of transacting. To better understand how it works, Radix offers us the example of a gumball machine that accepts USD tokens in exchange for a token held within its vault. In this example, the user passes a bucket of 0.25 USD to the insertCoins method of the MyMachine component. The blueprint’s logic sees that the correct price has been paid, adds those tokens to a vault, then takes 1 gumball from its gumball vault and passes it back to the caller. It can even send back some change if the caller passed too much USD. With Ethereum’s Solidity-based smart contracts it’s much more complex and risky. In the same machine, the user would call a smart contract to give the machine permission to withdraw from their wallet on their behalf. They would tell the machine they wish to input 0.25 USD. The machine would then call the USD contract to make the withdrawal, then call a gumball smart contract to send the gumball to the user. Finally, it would probably also update an internal cache of the number of remaining gumballs to check for eros. Each one of these processes uses a smart contract, and each one is therefore at risk of being hacked due to a smart contract vulnerability. That’s just a simple example. With DeFi, transactions can be many times more complex, meaning they’re exposed to multiple times the risk. All it takes is one vulnerability somewhere, in any one of numerous smart contracts involved in a transaction, for an attacker to pull off an attack. Conclusion As DeFi grows and its total value locked increases, the risk of exploitation will only increase. If there’s one takeaway we can gather from the stunning amount of crypto that’s been stolen by DeFi hacks, it’s that the need for smart contract security has never been greater. While code audits and bug bounties can help to spot the most obvious vulnerabilities in DeFi, it’s clear that the industry could benefit immeasurably from a radical overhaul based on an infrastructure that’s designed to minimize the number of potential exploits from the get-go. Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice
2 days agocryptodaily
The Ultimate Guide To Zompot (ZPOT)
There is a new cryptocurrency in town that has been piquing people’s interest, Zompot (ZPOT) is all the rave, but what exactly is this token all about? What is Zompot (ZPOT)? The Zompot (ZPOT) project is built on the Binance Smart Chain infrastructure. It was created to provide its users with opportunities that are secure and multi-optional. Zompot (ZPOT) being built on the BNB smart chain gives it the advantage of a stable and reliable network with cheaper transaction fees. This is a project based on the use of sound strategy and planning with adequate preparation. When using Zompot, you can be certain that your investments are protected from inflation while being on a well-secured platform that also provides fast, secure and flexible transactions. Zompot (ZPOT) will protect its users from the shortcomings that are common in traditional financing. Not only is it good for the blockchain industry, but it was also created to be compatible with the Metaverse. The Zompot (ZPOT) Project also aims to assist businesses in countries that are dealing with the negative effects of some factors in the blockchain world. What Can You Expect From The Zompot (ZPOT) Ecosystem? There are a few things you can expect from the Zompot (ZPOT) ecosystem, one of which is; Security: The cryptocurrency space has experienced the loss of a large sum of money between the time span of 2018-2022, and these are just the incidents that are accounted for. The primary reason for these incidents was the result of hackers that were able to find a way to bypass the safety systems that otherwise surround the blockchain world, but with Zompot, security will be one of the main focuses of the network so the users can safely assume that their assets are being protected. Privacy: The blockchain technology can sometimes be vulnerable to a breach of privacy, with transactional details being leaked because of how visible it is to the public, this leads to user information and data being mishandled or misused but with Zompot, that is something that will be paid extra attention to, so the users of Zombot are apparently safeguarded. What Is The Main Purpose of Zompot (ZPOT)? It is no news that crypto is often a victim of volatility due to its original design and the way the cryptocurrency market operates. This can trigger multiple effects that affect the market, inflation is one of the most common and dangerous one. Zompot (ZPOT), however was created with the use of blockchain technology to combat the challenges that are currently being faced. It was built with the lofty intent of beginning a new world era in both currency and fiat. Zompot's (ZPOT) main goal is to solve the issue of security and privacy in the blockchain industry by providing users with a transparent version of all their transactions. Zompot has claimed that it has found a way to create a secure world for people involved in the blockchain industry and while it is a very promising token, it is still important to do your due research about it should you have any interest in purchasing it. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored press release, and is for informational purposes only. It does not reflect the views of Crypto Daily, nor is it intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, or financial advice
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About Astar

The live price of Astar (ASTR) today is 0.050342 USD, and with the current circulating supply of Astar at 3,750,425,630 ASTR, its market capitalization stands at 188,805,678 USD. In the last 24 hours ASTR price has moved -0.000577 USD or -0.01% while 9,162,642 USD worth of ASTR has been traded on various exchanges. The current valuation of ASTR puts it at #177 in cryptocurrency rankings based on market capitalization.

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Astar Price0.050342 USD
Market Rank#177
Market Cap188,805,678 USD
24h Volume9,447,238 USD
Circulating Supply3,750,425,630 ASTR
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Yesterday's Market Cap184,458,960 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close0.049767 USD / 0.04919 USD
Yesterday's High / Low0.050977 USD / 0.048681 USD
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