Welcome to Finance Redefined, your weekly dose of essential decentralized finance (DeFi) insights — a newsletter crafted to bring you the most significant developments from the past week.After a bullish April, May was another month of exploits, rug pulls and hacks, bringing back uncertainty to DeFi.
The most prominent headline marker in the past week was the Multichain protocol. The cross-chain DeFi protocol’s delayed node upgrade created a spiral impact and tanked its token price by 30%.The Multichain protocol saga impacted multiple DeFi protocols, forcing Binance to suspend deposits for ten bridged tokens on May 25 after days of stuck transactions.Multichain aside, the week was dominated by hacks, exploits and rug pulls.
A crypto project allegedly ran off with $32 million of customer’s funds, DeFi protocol WDZD Swap was exploited for $1.1 million, and a bug in Aave v2 on Polygon led to the freezing of some assets in the contract.
The top 100 DeFi tokens had another bearish week, with a slight change from the previous week and most DeFi tokens trading red on the weekly charts.On May 24, the price of cross-chain router protocol Multichain’s native MULTI token fell by 30% in 24 hours to trade at $4.97 when reported by Cointelegraph.Read more on cointelegraph.com