Blockchain firm Ronin hit by $615 million crypto heist
Blockchain company Ronin said hackers stole crypto worth almost $615 million from its systems. It is considered one of the largest cryptocurrency heists on record. On March 23, unidentified hackers stole nearly 173,600 ether tokens and 25.5 million USD Coin tokens. The hacker had used stolen private keys (the passwords needed to access crypto funds) to make off with the funds.
Crypto prices today: Bitcoin down 0.3%, ETH up 0.2%
Bitcoin is currently trading at $47,289.7, a 0.3% decline over the previous day. Ethereum is up 0.16% over the last 24 hours to $3,399.31. Solana rose 1.6% to $111.78, while Cardano is trading lower by 1.5% at $1.19. Meanwhile, Terra (LUNA) rose 2.4% to $105.97. The global crypto market cap stands at $2.14 trillion, a 0.05% decline over the previous day.
Web browser Opera adds support for Bitcoin, Polygon, Solana
Opera, a popular web browser, is adding support for eight new blockchain networks to ease access to decentralized apps (dApps) and services. These include well-known projects like Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, Nervos, StarkEx, etc. Earlier this year, Opera rolled out the public beta version of its new Crypto Browser Project for mobile and desktop devices.
OpenSea to start listing Solana NFTs in April
Leading NFT marketplace OpenSea has confirmed that it will indeed add support for NFTs minted on the Solana blockchain in April. Solana is the second-largest NFT ecosystem behind Ethereum, with an estimated market cap of $1.5 billion across its collections.
UAE firm BitOasis gets provisional approval from Dubai’s new crypto regulator
Crypto exchange BitOasis has received provisional approval from Dubai’s new crypto regulator. The move comes on the back of the UAE’s push to become a centre for the virtual asset sector. BitOasis will continue operations in Dubai while it applies for a full Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) license.