Finance Redefined: Solana and Nomad bridge fall prey to exploits losing millions

Finance Redefined: Solana and Nomad bridge fall prey to exploits losing millions

The top 100 DeFi tokens had a mixed price action over the past week, with many seeing a downturn after some bullish action last week. Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you significant developments over the last week.This past week, the DeFi ecosystem saw two exploits, one after another, resulting in the loss of millions of dollars. First, cross-bridge token platform Nomad became a victim of what many deemed a decentralized robbery, which saw almost $190 million drained out of their....


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