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Hacker returns 17 million OP tokens

Quick Take The Wintermute exploiter has returned 17 million OP tokens to the Optimism contract address. One million OP tokens remain with the hacker as of press time. The exploiter who stole 20 million Optimism (OP) tokens from crypto market maker Wintermute has returned 17 million of those coins to the Optimism contract address. Data from Etherscan show 17 transfers of 1 million OP tokens each beginning at 12:09 PM UTC with the final transaction happening at 12: 31 PM …

Crypto trading firm Wintermute has been incubating a new decentralized exchange aggregator

One of the largest trading firms in the decentralized finance market has been quietly incubating a product aimed at the masses.  Wintermute — the crypto firm led by high-speed trading veteran Evgeny Gaevoy — on Thursday unveiled a new decentralized trading platform, dubbed Bebop. It is a unique instance of an institutional market participant gate-crashing the retail trading world, with the product set to go head-to-head with decentralized exchange aggregators like 1inch. Wintermute makes markets on both centralized and decentralized crypto …

Optimism exploiter sends 1 million OP tokens to Vitalik Buterin’s wallet

Quick Take The attacker stole 20 million OP tokens from crypto market maker outfit Wintermute. They sent 1 million tokens to Vitalik Buterin’s wallet and delegated the token’s voting rights to Ethereum Foundation security researcher Yoav Weiss. The attacker who sniped 20 million Optimism (OP) tokens meant for crypto market maker Wintermute has sent 1 million of those coins to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin’s wallet address, according to PeckShield. Data from Etherscan shows the transfer occurred at 12:26 AM UTC …

Wintermute launches institutional crypto OTC trading platform

Quick Take The platform expands upon Node’s OTC API and will enable big-money players to trade digital assets and their derivatives. Wintermute is one of the few FCA-registered crypto market-makers. Crypto market-maker Wintermute has launched Node, an over-the-counter (OTC) platform for institutional clients and qualified investors to trade digital assets and their derivatives. Wintermute Node is an extension of the company’s OTC API product launched in June 2021 that functioned as a liquidity delivery mechanism for digital asset trading. The …