What Happened on Dec. 2nd｜Ankr Hacked for $5M, Helio Protocol Affected
On December 2nd, Ankr's $aBNBc token contract was exploited, resulting in trillions of $aBNBc being minted and $5m damage to Ankr. Shortly after the exploit, an address capitalized on the Ankr bug to gain over 15m $BUSD at a cost of 10 $BNB. Binance has paused withdrawals on the attacker's and the arbitrageur's addresses. Both Ankr and Helio Protocol said they will compensate victims.
- PeckShieldAlert: Ankr was exploited, and trillions of $aBNBc was minted.
- PeckShield: Ankr's $aBNBc token contract has an unlimited mint bug.
- Ankr: all underlying assets on Ankr Staking are safe, and all infrastructure services are unaffected.
- One address gains over 15 million $BUSD using 10 $BNB via Ankr's bug.
- The arbitrageur of Ankr's bug transferred over 15.5 million $BUSD to Binance.
- Ankr: please do not trade, $aBNBc will be reissued.
- Ankr plans to reissue $ankrBNB to $aBNBc holders before the exploit, and purchase $5M worth of $BNB to compensate LPs.
- Ankr Exploiter has started to transfer stolen funds on Ethereum into Tornado Cash.
- Helio Protocol suspends all functions, says users' assets are safe.
- Wombat paused $BNB, $aBNBc and $HAY pool.
- MakerDAO will increase the $DAI Savings Rate to 1%.
- Binance is engaged with relevant parties to investigate the $aBNBc attack.
- CZ: Ankr attack may have been caused by developer private key being hacked, hacker's $3M are frozen.
- FTX Japan plans to resume withdrawals as customer assets are not part of the bankruptcy proceedings.
- Binance has completed wallet maintenance for the BNB Smart Chain (BEP20) network.
- Binance CSO: Binance's centralized exchange may not be around in 10 years.
- Ethereum Layer2 scaling solution TAIKO becomes fully open source.
- Discord allows U.S. creators to earn directly from their Discord channels.
- Sui Network's Testnet Wave 1 was sunsetted.
Metaverse & NFTs
- Magic Eden launches a royalty protection tool called Open Creator Protocol.
- Coinbase Wallet: Apple blocks its iOS wallet from offering NFT sending.
- Immutable X launches Offers feature.
Policy & Regulation
- HKMA Chief: Hong Kong is working on an investor protection ordinance.
- Binance Labs invests up to $4.5 million in Ambit Finance.
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