The set of rules of a system that governs how data is exchanged and transmitted. This term is often used to describe the technology behind certain blockchains and the rules that govern each specific blockchain network.

Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Exposes Risks in Datacarrier Limits: NVD Flags Security Concerns
NVD has discovered a critical vulnerability (CVE-2023-50428) in Bitcoin Core, which allows datacarrier limit bypass and poses significant network risks, notably exploited by Ordinals.
Atomicals Market Addresses Security Breach and Announces Compensation Measures
Atomicals Market has implemented measures to restore user trust and enhance platform security following a significant security breach, emphasizing community engagement's crucial role in protocol's future.
NEAR Protocol Partners with ZEP to Enhance Metaverse User Onboarding
NEAR Protocol and South Korea's ZEP are partnering to improve user onboarding and enhance Web3 capabilities, using NEAR's blockchain network and ZEP's metaverse platform.
Illia Polosukhin Appointed CEO to Lead NEAR's Open Web Drive
NEAR Foundation appoints co-founder Illia Polosukhin as CEO, marking a new phase for the NEAR Protocol, focusing on ecosystem growth and process optimization.
Curve Founder Proposes Venus Protocol Deployment on Ethereum Mainnet
Michael Egorov of Curve Finance proposes launching Venus Protocol on Ethereum Mainnet, incorporating Curve's stablecoin crvUSD and CRV as collaterals, with community support for growth.
Coin98 Debuts Decentralized App Store on NEAR's Blockchain Operating System
Coin98 has launched a decentralized app store on NEAR's Blockchain Operating System, providing seamless access to top L2 and DeFi protocols for over 7 million users.
Vodafone DAB and Chainlink Labs Unveil Blockchain Solution to Streamline Global Trade
Vodafone's Digital Asset Broker and Chainlink Labs, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation and InnoWave, have developed a proof of concept to improve the global trade ecosystem. The initiative aims to facilitate the seamless exchange of trade documents across various platforms and blockchains, reducing fragmentation and inefficiencies. The collaboration uses Chainlink's Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol for security and interoperability, paving the way for smart contract, blockchain, and AI applications.
Uniswap V4 Open-Source Directory Sparks Controversy Over New KYC Hook
A newly revealed open-source directory for Uniswap v4 hooks has stirred a debate within the crypto community over a KYC verification hook. This hook enables KYC checks on users before trading in token pools, resonating with the standard financial practice to mitigate money laundering and other illicit financings. The KYC hook, an opt-in feature introduced by a community developer, necessitates an NFT for verification completion, marking a notable intersection of regulatory compliance and decentralized finance as global governmental scrutiny over DeFi intensifies.
THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer
THORSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) leveraging the THORChain protocol, resumed operations on October 13, following a temporary shutdown to address concerns of illicit funds transfer. The platform has enhanced its security measures, updated its terms of service, and partnered with an industry leader to prevent the movement of illicit funds. Although the move was met with mixed reactions from the community, it underscores THORSwap's commitment to providing a secure trading environment amid rising regulatory pressures in the DeFi sector.
Report: OKX Ventures Boosts Ecosystem with Investments in Aark Digital, dappOS, and 0xScope
OKX Ventures reveals its September investments in Aark Digital, dappOS, and 0xScope, aimed at bolstering the crypto ecosystem covering Layer2 Derivatives, operating protocol, and knowledge graph protocol. These strategic investments are reflective of OKX Ventures’ continuous endeavor to fuel innovation amidst a rapidly evolving crypto landscape.

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