IMF Recommends Eco-Friendly CBDCs and Non-PoW Payments
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News of the Day
The IMF recommends eco-friendly central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and non-Proof-of-Work payments.
Why it matters:
International Monetary Fund (IMF) conducted a study on energy consumption and suggested that developers should lay aside the PoW protocols
The IMF’s recommendation to advocate for non-PoW-based payments is because Bitcoin consumes about 144 terawatt-hours (TWh) per year
IMF elaborated that the mechanism of Proof-of-Work (POW) poses high environmental threats due to the emission of fumes containing carbon
Crypto daily spotlight
Osmosis attacker promises to return $2 million loot soon after.
Brief introduction: Osmosis (OSMO) is an automated market-making protocol (AMM) built using CosmosSDK and IBC technologies, where users can create, construct, design, and deploy individual and highly-customized AMMs with various modules and the on-chain governance system.
Why it matters:
The cause of the liquidity pool exploit has been identified — FireStake, a validator in the Cosmos ecosystem, posted a Twitter thread admitting that two members of its team exploited the Osmosis LP bug
Firestake told their 1,700 Twitter followers that 2 out of 4 attackers decided to voluntarily return the stolen funds and “set things straight”
FireStake said it is working with Osmosis to return the stolen funds and that it will no longer operate in the Cosmos ecosystem
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