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Ether Could Avoid Designation as a Security With Centralization Risk Easing, JPMorgan Says
Staking platform Lido’s share in staked ether has continued to fall, reducing concerns about concentration in the Ethereum network, the report said.
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Must Bitcoin ‘Drop Ideals’ of Decentralization to Achieve Mass Adoption?
Key management is crucial to crypto maintaining decentralization. But, as hacks and exploits have grown in number, the dream of self-custody has become more difficult to maint...
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How the Bitcoin Halving Could Affect Network Security
After the block reward drops to 3.125 bitcoins, miners could power down their less efficient machines.
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Digital Assets Innovation Needs to Balance Decentralization and Security
The immaturity of security controls in DeFi is a challenge for institutional adoption. Here’s how to address that.
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Crypto Money Laundering Dropped 30% Last Year, Chainalysis Says
Illicit addresses sent $22.2 billion in cryptocurrency to services in 2023, a decrease from $31.5 billion in 2022.
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As Blockchains Push Toward Decentralization, These People Serve as Ultimate Guardians
The goal of these "protocol councils,” sometimes called “security councils,” is to nudge these nascent networks toward increasing decentralization, by gradually removing them...
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DeFi hacks represented 2% of total value locked across decentralized protocols in 2023. (fikry anshor/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
DeFi Has a Risk Problem and It’s Time to Solve It
While the total losses from exploits fell to $1 billion from $54 billion the year prior, this is still an unacceptable threat to users, Haven1's Jeff Owens writes for Crypto 2...
DeFi hacks represented 2% of total value locked across decentralized protocols in 2023. (fikry anshor/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

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TRM Labs Partners With Aussie Crypto Exchange Swyftx to Combat Scams
The program will trial an apparent global first in which Aussie crypto users who activate two-factor authentication on their cryptocurrency accounts will be paid AUD $10 worth...
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Web3 Security Firm Blockaid Raises $27M to Help Tackle Industry's 'Never-Ending' Challenges
Blockaid claims to have scanned 450 million transactions, thwarted 1.2 million malicious transactions and safeguarded $500 million in user funds in the last three months .
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CertiK CEO Ronghui Gu says the company is dealing with "evolving market dynamics." (CertiK)
CertiK, Blockchain Code Auditor, Makes 'Strategic Workforce Adjustment' of 15%
Just last year, the company raised nearly $150 million of fresh capital. Now, as crypto winter drags on, it is cutting jobs, citing "evolving market dynamics."
CertiK CEO Ronghui Gu says the company is dealing with "evolving market dynamics." (CertiK)