Tag: Bug

  • Compound Finance Pays Out Millions in Excess COMP After Buggy Update

    Compound Finance Pays Out Millions in Excess COMP After Buggy Update

    Compound Finance’s smart contracts paid users an excess of millions of dollars in COMP tokens after a protocol update was deployed with a flaw in the code.  The impact of the bug is limited to 280K COMP tokens and does not affect user deposits or loans, founder Robert Leshner said in a tweet. Just over […]

  • Bug in Leading Ethereum Node Software Has Caused the Chain to Fork

    Bug in Leading Ethereum Node Software Has Caused the Chain to Fork

    A bug in outdated versions of the leading Ethereum client for node operators, Geth, is causing forks on the chain, according to research by the Block. According to The Block, this could enable double spends on the world’s second-largest blockchain by market capitalization. Ethereum security lead Martin Holst Swende tweeted, “Fortunately, most miners were already […]

  • Upgrade Opens ThorChain to $4.9M Exploit

    Upgrade Opens ThorChain to $4.9M Exploit

    ThorChain, a popular decentralized exchange that enables native token swaps across different blockchains, was exploited yesterday to the tune of $4.9M. According to the project, the exploit was made possible by a recent upgrade to the protocol’s “Bifrost” router that connects ThorChain to Ethereum. The change allowed the attacker to trick the router using a […]

  • SafeDollar Stablecoin Plummets to Zero After Exploit

    SafeDollar Stablecoin Plummets to Zero After Exploit

    The value of SafeDollar (SDO), an algorithmic stablecoin intended to be pegged to $1, has dropped to zero after a $248K exploit on Polygon. In a post-mortem analysis published on June 28, SafeDollar reported it had lost $202K of USDC and $46K of USDT as a result of an attack on one of its pools […]

  • Malt Protocol Steps Up and  Reimburses $13.4M To Bug Victims

    Malt Protocol Steps Up and Reimburses $13.4M To Bug Victims

    Refund is a word rarely heard in DeFi. So is redemption. Malt protocol is an algorithmic stablecoin that launched two weeks ago on the Polygon network. After an explosive launch, bugs in the smart contracts caused the MALT stablecoin to lose its peg and left many users unable to withdraw their funds. The protocol was […]

  • Alchemix Asks Users to Return Funds After alETH Bug

    Alchemix Asks Users to Return Funds After alETH Bug

    It isn’t often that a market player appeals to the morality of its customers to correct a mistake. But that’s what’s unfolding this week as Alchemix Finance made traders an offer to iron out the alETH debacle that unfolded on June 16. Alchemix Finance recently launched alETH, a synthetic yield derivative that lets DeFi users […]

  • Bug in Alchemix’s New ETH Vault Has Left a $6.4M Shortfall

    Bug in Alchemix’s New ETH Vault Has Left a $6.4M Shortfall

    A bug was discovered in the Alchemix Finance alETH contract on Wednesday morning, leaving the project undercollateralized by 2,688 ETH, or roughly $6.4M, as users were able to withdraw these funds without repaying their loans first. Alchemix Finance recently launched alETH, a synthetic yield derivative that lets DeFi users borrow 1 alETH for every 4 […]

  • An Infrastructure Outage Temporarily Broke DeFi

    An Infrastructure Outage Temporarily Broke DeFi

    Many decentralized finance applications broke down earlier today after a series of unfortunate events resulted in an outage on a key piece of Ethereum infrastructure.  The main lesson of the day is that a *decentralized* financial system shouldn’t be so reliant on a single provider.  Here’s what happened: Developers of Ethereum client Geth —one of […]