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Unveiling the MailerLite Phishing Attack: A Deep Dive into the Crypto Market Breach

The recent phishing attack on email service provider MailerLite has raised significant concerns within the crypto market. The company disclosed to Decrypt that the breach, which occurred when a support team member unwittingly fell victim to a deceptive link and provided their Google credentials, resulted in unauthorized access to MailerLite's internal system. Here are the key points of the incident: Hackers gained access to MailerLite's internal system by executing a password reset for a specific user on the admin panel. They were able to impersonate user accounts, focusing primarily on cryptocurrency-related accounts. A total of 117 accounts were accessed, with some being used to launch phishing campaigns using stolen information. Notable affected accounts included CoinTelegraph, Wallet Connect, Token Terminal, DeFi, and Decrypt. The hackers managed to steal over $580,000, according to ZachXBT, with the funds being sent to a specified address. Web3 security firm Blockai

Uniswap Implements 0.15% Swap Fee on Web App and Wallet Interfaces: A Game-Changer for Decentralized Exchanges

In a surprising announcement today, Hayden Adams, the inventor of the renowned decentralized exchange Uniswap, revealed that the protocol will be introducing a 0.15% swap fee on their web app and wallet interfaces. This marks the first time that Uniswap will implement such a fee. However, it's important to note that only a specific set of tokens will be affected by this new fee, as outlined in a recent blog post by Uniswap Labs. These tokens include ETH, USDC, WETH, USDT, DAI, WBTC, agEUR, GUSD, LUSD, EUROC, and XSGD.

It's worth mentioning that the fee will solely apply when trades are conducted through Uniswap Labs' interfaces on the mainnet and supported layer 2s. Additionally, the fee will only be applicable if the swap occurs between an input and output that are both subject to the fee. Notably, swaps between stablecoins will not be subjected to this initial charge. Bridgett Frey, a spokeswoman for Uniswap Labs, explained that the selection of tokens was determined by a comprehensive analysis of how people utilize their product. She also mentioned that this list is expected to evolve over time.

The implementation of this new fee is scheduled to go live tomorrow, and according to Adams, it will enable Uniswap Labs to continue their research, development, building, shipping, improvement, and expansion within the crypto and DeFi space. The move has been met with support from other leaders in the Web3 ecosystem, with Gnosis cofounder Martin Koppelmann expressing that it is good news. Koppelmann emphasized the importance of sustainable income for entities in order to foster resilient systems that can operate at scale.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Shapiro, the general counsel for Delphi Labs, a Web3 research and development platform, has been raising concerns about what he calls "non-exit liquidity" for years. Shapiro believes that venture capital has implemented this approach as it enters the space, hindering value accrual for platforms like Uniswap. He explained that investors, including those who participated in Uniswap Labs' $1.66 billion Series B funding round last year, have resisted allowing any value to accrue to Uniswap while utilizing the token for liquidity.

Shapiro's criticism highlights the significance of Uniswap's decision to introduce the swap fee. By implementing this fee, Uniswap Labs aims to address the issue of value accrual and ensure the sustainability of their operations. As the crypto and DeFi landscape continues to evolve, it will be interesting to observe how this fee structure develops and its impact on Uniswap's position within the market.

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