Decentralized exchanges (DEX) allow its users to exchange with other peers directly, without needing to trust an intermediary or each other. Unlike its centralized counterparts, users do not need to give up custody of their cryptocurrency or digital asset to a third party. Due to the fact that fiat currencies require a trusted central party to record account balances, no DEX can trade between a cryptocurrency and fiat currency.

Exploit of KyberSwap's Concentrated Liquidity Feature Results in $46 Million Loss
KyberSwap suffered a $46 million loss due to a flaw in its smart contract, highlighting vulnerabilities in DeFi smart contracts and the need for improved security protocols.
Boosting Trade Efficiency: XRPL's fixReducedOffersV1 Upgrade
The XRPL's fixReducedOffersV1 amendment, which has achieved 80% consensus, is in a two-week activation countdown, enhancing DEX functionality and addressing reduced offers in order books.
Sushi Launches on Filecoin, Expanding Decentralized Exchange Services
Sushi, a prominent decentralized exchange, is now integrated on Filecoin, enhancing its cross-chain capabilities and launching a special NFT to commemorate the collaboration.
THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer
THORSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) leveraging the THORChain protocol, resumed operations on October 13, following a temporary shutdown to address concerns of illicit funds transfer. The platform has enhanced its security measures, updated its terms of service, and partnered with an industry leader to prevent the movement of illicit funds. Although the move was met with mixed reactions from the community, it underscores THORSwap's commitment to providing a secure trading environment amid rising regulatory pressures in the DeFi sector.
Uniswap Expands Mobile Footprint with Android Wallet Launch
Uniswap has launched a beta version of its mobile wallet for Android on October 12, following the successful iOS app release in April. The Android wallet facilitates easier swaps on various chains without manual network switching, offers robust swap protection against frontrunning, and ensures a transparent fee structure for its users. The launch, part of a broader trend among decentralized exchanges, signifies the growing emphasis on mobile platforms in DeFi.
Report: OKX Ventures Boosts Ecosystem with Investments in Aark Digital, dappOS, and 0xScope
OKX Ventures reveals its September investments in Aark Digital, dappOS, and 0xScope, aimed at bolstering the crypto ecosystem covering Layer2 Derivatives, operating protocol, and knowledge graph protocol. These strategic investments are reflective of OKX Ventures’ continuous endeavor to fuel innovation amidst a rapidly evolving crypto landscape.
DWF Ventures Explores Innovations in Perpetual DEXs Landscape
DWF Ventures delves into perpetual DEXs, emphasizing the blend of decentralization and innovation. The discourse spans from perpetuals' inception in 2016 to notable DEX protocols like dYdX and HyperliquidX advancing the ecosystem. The narrative underscores the continuous innovation and the anticipation for future advancements in the perpetual DEX landscape.
Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled
The recent revelation by Elliptic highlights a troubling surge in cross-chain crime, now amounting to $7 billion, with North Korean affiliated Lazarus Group playing a significant role. These findings from the 2023 edition of 'The State of Cross-chain Crime' report, outstrip previous forecasts, underscoring an urgent call for bolstered security measures and refined blockchain analytics to confront the escalating menace.
dYdX Chain Audit Reveals Zero Critical Issues, Confirms Informal Systems
dYdX, a leading decentralized exchange platform, has cleared a comprehensive security audit by Informal Systems. The news was shared on the official dYdX Twitter account and reposted by founder Antonio, reinforcing the platform's commitment to user security and fund safety.
Solidus Labs Reports $2 Billion in Wash Trades on Decentralized Exchanges
Solidus Labs has revealed that at least $2 billion worth of cryptocurrency has been wash-traded on Ethereum-based decentralized exchanges (DEXs) since 2020. The study analyzed 30,000 DEX liquidity pools, finding 67% were tainted by wash traders. Solidus Labs has developed tools to identify and counteract market manipulation, including Token Sniffer and DEX-based A-A Wash Trading Detection. The partnership aims to ensure safe crypto trading across both centralized and DeFi markets.

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