Cosmos-Based DeFi Protocol Quasar to Start Mainnet After Raising More Than $11.5M

In the wake of the spectacular failure of centralized exchanges such as FTX, both crypto natives and investors have increased their focus on decentralized finance (DeFi) and security. Quasar is aiming to address these issues by creating a dedicated layer 1 protocol that will allow investors to deposit funds into permissionless, non-custodial investment vehicles known as “vaults,” that are optimized to work across multiple blockchains, the press release said. Source

Alameda wallet under liquidator control incurred $11.5M in losses: Arkham

The liquidators of Alameda Research have reportedly incurred at least $11.5 million in losses since taking control of Alameda’s trading accounts. On Jan. 16, a Twitter thread from Arkham Intelligence reported that one wallet under the control of liquidators has seen a string of “significant losses” due to liquidations, some of which were “preventable losses.” Over the past two weeks being under Liquidator control, the account incurred significant losses: Largest single liquidation: $4.85MTotal liquidated amount: $11.5MPreventable losses: $4M+ — Arkham (@ArkhamIntel) January 16, 2023 As one example, Arkham noted that…