Crypto Investigation

BNB Chain Halted After Suspected Hack, $536M Compromised

BNB Chain has been halted after one of the biggest BNB holders started displaying erratic on-chain behavior, suggesting a hack. At around 17:30 UTC the...

The 12 Biggest Hacking Incidents in the History of Crypto

The most comprehensive ranked list of the biggest crypto hacks in history (Up until November 1, 2022. I suspect a larger one is just...

$31 Million Hack of Meerkat Finance

On March 4, 2021 Binance Smart Chain-based yield farming protocol Meerkat Finance lost $31 million in user funds - just one day after launching...

How KuCoin Survived a Massive Hack of $285M Worth of Crypto...

When attacked, some crypto projects and exchanges buckle and fold under pressure; KuCoin set the standard in 2020 for how to react to crypto...

New UK Crypto Rules for Sanctions

UK Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation updated its sanctions guidance on 30 August to explicitly include “cryptoassets” among those that must be frozen...

Trying to Solve the Mysterious $200M BitMart Hack

A missing pile of Safemoon and other cryptocurrencies, accusations of broken promises, and then nothing. When a high-profile cyber attack takes place and hundreds of...

Diving into the $320M Wormhole Bridge Hack

The full story behind the exploit that led to the fraudulent minting of 120,000 wETH and threatened to crash Solana. Early February of 2022 was...

$30M Stolen From Grim Finance

DeFi protocol Grim Finance said about $30 million was stolen by hackers exploiting a reentrancy vulnerability in their platform. A security flaw in the...

How the Nomad Bridge Hack can Help Us Explore the Potential...

One attacker and hundreds of copycats looted the Nomad bridge for over $190 million; few did the right thing. Decentralization is a hot-button topic in...

Gleaming Wisdom from the Strange $170M BitGrail Hack

Around $170M worth of cryptocurrency was allegedly stolen from an obscure Italian crypto exchange called BitGrail in 2018; it’s still unclear exactly how or...

What You Need to Know about the $460M MtGox Hack of...

The full story behind the first major crypto hack and how much really was lost. MtGox was one of the very first platforms on which...

How Crypto’s Biggest Hacker was Found but Never Identified

The $611M Poly Network exploit is the largest crypto hack to date in terms of mark-to-market value and all the stolen funds were returned,...

What the Biggest Blockchain Game’s Hack Reveals about the Future of...

Axie Infinity’s Ronin Bridge Hack for $551M worth of crypto assets could paradoxically lead to higher rates of blockchain adoption by showing that it’s...

How a $1B Flash Loan Led to the $182M Beanstalk Farms...

Understanding how flash loans and governance work in DeFi to demystify the Beanstalk Farms Hack The only way to understand how the Beanstalk Farms decentralized...

The $160M Wintermute Hack: Inside Job or Profanity Bug?

Getting to the bottom of the exploit that led to one of the biggest hacks in the history of decentralized finance.  In order to understand...