Edgeless Casino lost $5600000 due to Parity hack

Luckily, project saved enough funds earlier to launch the platform in Q3
20 July 2017   8549
Ethereum

Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements

Edgeless project, the Ethereum smart contract-based Casino, shared official announcement regarding Parity hack.

According to it, project lost  26 793 ETH ( 5.6 mill $ ) due to hackers attack. 

Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

But team had  diversified their funds right after an ICO and they have amount to run the project. Additionally, they got funds when ETH was 15$ — 50$ per unit and now ETH price is way much higher which covers our hacked loss. It means that platform launch will happen in Q3. However, team was forced to make some changes in dapp structure. From now it will be purely ran on EDG tokens, since a large part of team's ETH was supposed to be our casino’s bankroll.

That means, if players want to gamble on Edgeless casino, they will need to get EDG tokens.

Also, Edgeless, Æternirty and Swarn City formed a group to address this question. It will be announced in a near future.

Also, Aeternity had also shared information about the hack. Learn more about the Parity hack in our article

Switcheo to Launch Cross-Chain ETH-NEO Atomic Swaps

Developers says that the technology of atomic swaps has been known for few years, but is not popular, since its implementation in practice is quite complicated
25 April 2019   66

Switcheo announced the official launch of the atomic swaps feature for the Ethereum and NEO blockchains.

From now on, Switcheo users have access to the inter-block exchange of their own token exchange, SWTH and ETH, which allows for the transfer of assets between two markets represented on the trading platform and makes Switcheo the first decentralized exchange that implements this functionality.

A challenge with existing trustless exchanges is that trades are confined to individual blockchains, limiting the market combinations that can be offered to users” says . With the launch of the new feature, users can now trade conveniently between ETH and NEO markets, while retaining full custody of their funds.
 

Ivan Poon

CEO, Switcheo

According to the developers, the technology of atomic swaps has been known for several years, but is not widely used, since its implementation in practice is quite problematic. Switcheo lead developer John Wong explained that his team spent a lot of time adapting the process to the user's needs and achieved the desired result.