Typically stealing crypto is the ethical alternative

Typically stealing crypto is the ethical alternative

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The world of cryptocurrency strikes quick, and typically when a heist is underway, the very best factor for technically savvy however ethically sound customers to do is be part of the plunder. That is what occurred this week when the Nomad token bridge began crashing and white hat hackers have been left making an attempt to steal crypto from the change as quick as they might (to come back again later).

Whats up and welcome again to the Chain response podcast, the place we unpack and clarify the most recent crypto information, drama and tendencies, breaking it down block by block for the crypto curious. This week, we welcomed a brand new co-host (TC+ Senior Reporter Jacquie Melinek), and dove into the Robinhood layoffs, the Solana pockets hack drama, and the massive Nomad Bridge heist.

Moral hackers aren’t often pressured to make rash choices to steal tens of millions of {dollars} from a crypto mission, however within the wild west of web3, typically the very best factor to do when one thing goes unsuitable is to pack your luggage. As viewers watched in horror as Nomad’s $190 million token bridge collapsed, some jumped to the rescue and replicated the exploit the black hat hackers have been utilizing to steal extra funds from the mission.

Many have been chronicling their theft in actual time on Twitter and pledging to pay again cash to refund consumer funds. Whereas this assault was fairly disastrous for all events concerned, almost 10% of the full stolen funds have been returned to the change to date, with as a lot as $4 million returned by a white hat hacker.

Together with the Nomad hack, we additionally dove fairly a bit into the cheaper however doubtlessly scarier Solana pockets infrastructure hack that left hundreds of customers mysteriously shedding their funds. We additionally discuss in regards to the latest struggles at Robinhood, which laid off nearly 1 / 4 of its staff this week.

For loyal listeners, you will discover an enormous change this week. There isn’t a interview! Going ahead, we’ll cut up our information evaluation and interview segments into totally different episodes so that each Tuesday you may hear us sit down with a crypto professional and each Thursday we’ll launch an episode on the most recent crypto information. Early subsequent week, tune in for an interview with Uniswap’s MC Lader as we focus on the divergent worlds of centralized and decentralized finance in crypto.

Chain Response podcast episodes air each Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 pm PDT. Subscribe to us on Apple, Spotify or the choice podcast platform of your alternative to remain updated with us each week.

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