The developers of the Optimism crypto project sent $35,000,000 to the wrong place and lost money

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 13.06.2022, 14:31
The developers of the Optimism crypto project sent $35,000,000 to the wrong place and lost money

Creators of the cryptocurrency project optimism lost 20,000,000 tokens due to their own stupidity OP in the amount of $35,000,000.

What is known

At the end of last month, they wanted to send 20,000,000 coins to the account of a cryptocurrency market maker Wintermute, which was supposed to act as a liquidity provider for centralized exchanges. Wintermute uses the network Ethereum the first level, but by mistake the company's employees Optimism Foundation transferred the cryptocurrency to the address of the second level.

after $35 000 000 were in an inaccessible account, they were promptly removed from the smart contract by a hacker. Interestingly, he sent 1,000,000 tokens to the creator of the cryptocurrency Ethereum Vitalik Buterin. The hacker sold another 1,000,000 coins.

Wintermute took responsibility for the loss of tokens. The company promises to buy back all the coins that will appear at the auction. At the same time, she demands that the hacker return the tokens, otherwise she threatens to go to the police.

Source: Message from the Optimism Foundation