Google Cloud to Validate Transactions on Axie Infinity’s Ronin Network
Google Cloud has agreed to run a validator node on the Ronin network, an gaming-centric sidechain. Ronin was attacked in March in one of the largest DeFi heists of all time. Google Cloud will be the 18th validator on Ronin, representing a doubling in the tally since the network lost $552 million worth of cryptocurrency in a high-profile March attack. The U.S. Treasury has blamed the North Korean state-sponsored hacking group Lazarus for the misdeed.
‘Go to jail:’ Community roasts Celsius-themed Monopoly board game
A new Celsius-themed Monopoly board game named “Celsiusopoly” has emerged on a U.S.-based online e-commerce marketplace. The game features themed rewards and interest, property, customer care, compliance, loan and development cards, along with an instruction manual and a die. Celsius is a cryptocurrency lending platform that officially went into bankruptcy on Jul. 13, following a long-term liquidity crisis and series of halting withdrawals from customers. The ill-timed release of the board game has seen the crypto community relentlessly mocking the crypto-lender-themed product, with one Twitter user asking: Who actually thought this would be a good idea?