Weekly Crypto News Roundup - 7 Stories You Should Know About (7th - 14th of June 2024)

By 0xJonnyDee | Crypto / Altcoin News | 14 Jun 2024

Every week, I will be collecting news stories / opinion pieces that I have found to be interesting in the crypto world and I think are important to know. With the world of crypto moving so quickly I've condensing these stories down into one easily digestible article. All the article and images are taken from a news source that I like to use and an alternative to CoinTelegraph called Crypto Briefing.

There is a lot of news that came out over the last seven days, So let's get started!


Curve Finance CEO Liquidated for $140 Million of CRV


Curve Finance founder Michael Egorov got liquidated today for $140 million of Curve’s native token CRV, as reported by Arkham Intelligence. Egorov borrowed nearly $96 million in stablecoins, mostly crvUSD, against his collateral in CRV on five different protocols. The news pushed the token price down by over 40%. To read more about this story, click here


UwU Lend Hit by Another $3.7 Million Hack Amid Reimbursement Efforts


In a troubling development, the UwU Lend protocol, which fell victim to a nearly $20 million hack on June 10, is now facing another ongoing exploit. Onchain data analytics platform Cyvers has alerted the protocol to the attack, asserting that the same attackers responsible for the previous exploit are behind this latest incident.

The ongoing exploit drained $3.7 million from several asset pools and comes just three days after the initial $20 million exploit, which was caused by price manipulation. To read more about the hack, click here


Crypto Trading Addiction Has Become a Public Health Concern In the UK -NHS


The UK’s National Health Service recently claimed that addiction to crypto trading has become a public health concern in the country.

According to a statement from NHS chief Amanda Pritchard, there is a growing social need for “intervention” as younger people are increasingly exposed to and addicted to crypto trading. Pritchard spoke at the ConfedExpo in Manchester, attended by NHS managers, urging British lawmakers to take action in response to this trend. To read more about this topic, click here.


MetaMask Rolls Out Native Ethereum Staking In It's Wallet


MetaMask recently announced its Pooled Staking function, enabling users to stake any amount of Ether and earn rewards natively on the wallet. According to the announcement, this new feature from Consensys allows users to participate in the broader Ethereum’s security, previously limited to those with 32 ETH or more. To read more about this recent update, click here.


Fetch.ai, SingularityNET, and Ocean Protocol Reschedule Token Merger for July 15th


Earlier in March, Fetch.ai, SingularityNET, and Ocean Protocol entered into a collaborative effort to establish an ethical and decentralized artificial intelligence ecosystem. As part of this initiative, their respective tokens, including FET, AGIX, and OCEAN, will be merged into a single token called the Artificial Superintelligence token (ASI).The event, initially set for June 13, is now slated for July 15, according to a press release shared by the team.

To read more, click here


Cardano Prepares for Voltaire Era With Node 9.0 Launch



Cardano’s founder Charles Hoskinson has indicated that Cardano Node’s 9.0 release is likely to take place in June. This launch prepares Cardano for the Chang hard fork which will mark the beginning of the Voltaire Age. To read more about this exciting update, click here.


Ethereum Devs Confirm  Pectra Upgrade to Include EIP-7702, PeerDAS, and More


Ethereum developers have confirmed a list of Ethereum Improvement Proposals to be integrated into the Pectra upgrade, according to a recent announcement. Among the notable EIPs are EIP-7702, EIP-7594 (PeerDAS), and EIP-7251 (MaxEB). To read more about the proposed updates, click here.


That is my weekly roundup of the interesting news coming from the crypto world. Which do you think what the most interesting topic and why? If you liked the content, please consider following me and tipping the article.   

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Until next time, stay classy crypto world!

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