DeFi coverage protocol expands protection against centralized exchange hacks

DeFi coverage protocol expands protection against centralized exchange hacks


DeFi coverage protocol Nexus Mutual expanded the list of centralized exchanges eligible for incident protection. Users trading on Binance, Kraken, Coinbase and Gemini are now able to buy protection in the event of an exchange hack or prolonged withdrawal downtime.

The project announced the new integrations on Monday as part of their “custody cover” initiative. Users who buy coverage will be eligible for compensation if the custodian gets hacked and the user loses more than 10% of their funds. Alternatively, the claim can be honored if the custodian suspends withdrawals for more than 90 days.

The program was launched at the end of 2020 and initially included centralized lenders like BlockFi, Celsius, Nexo, Ledn and Hodlnaut. To apply for coverage, users must become members of the Nexus mutual and undergo know-your-client verification.

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According to current figures, coverage is quite expensive. For example, a Binance coverage claim for 10 Ether (ETH) lasting 365 days, requires paying a premium of more than

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