This week we talk about the strange story of an Acala DeFi liquidity pool bug being exploited, leading to the minting of billions of illegitimate aUSD. We also dive into an articulate Reddit comment that hits on a number of the more popular anti-crypto arguments floating around right now.
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I, Degen - E11 - Acala Bug Exploited & Exploration of Popular Anti-crypto Sentiment - 8/18/2022
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This week we talk about the strange story of an Acala DeFi liquidity pool bug being exploited, leading to the minting of billions of illegitimate aUSD.
We also dive into an articulate Reddit comment that hits on a number of the more popular anti-crypto arguments floating around right now.
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