Lack of liquidity mitigated damages to BonqDAO exploit: Report

In line with blockchain safety agency CertiK, the harm brought about to decentralized protocol BonqDAO on Feb. 1 could have been a lot lower than initially thought. 

As advised by CertiK, the attacker first borrowed 100 million BEUR, a euro stablecoin, with lower than $1,000 in collateral because of a scarcity of controls on the collateralization ratio. If customers set the parameter to zero, then the platform defaults to returning the “most worth of uint256,” permitting an astronomical sum of loans to be issued.

Nonetheless, CertiK stated that regardless of the attacker borrowing 100 million BEUR (round $120 million on the time of assault), the hacker solely managed to withdraw round $1 million because of a scarcity of liquidity on the platform. Beforehand, blockchain safety companies corresponding to PeckSheild acknowledged that round $120 million was misplaced through the assault.

Bonq is a fork of Liquity Protocol, which, much like that blockchain, makes use of Troves to symbolize remoted debt positions. Nonetheless, Bonq reportedly carried out a Group Liquidation Characteristic the place 45 Troves with BEUR publicity had been liquidated as a result of incident. In line with CertiK, the assault additionally impacted Troves containing roughly 110 million Alliance Block tokens (ALBT). That stated, not one of the Alliance Block sensible contracts had been breached through the incident, and the challenge has stated it is going to airdrop new tokens to compensate affected holders.

Though a scarcity of liquidity seems to have mitigated damages to BonqDAO through the incidents, others weren’t so fortunate. On Oct. 12, DeFi protocol Mango Markets initially misplaced $116 million after hacker Avraham Eisenberg manipulated the value of the MNGO token value, driving it up 30 instances by way of monumental perpetual future contracts inside a brief interval. This was potential as a comparatively small preliminary capital was required to control MNGO because of low liquidity. 

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Afterward, Eisenberg acquired a mortgage for $116 million utilizing $423 million of his inflated MNGO holdings as collateral and siphoned funds from the platform. On Dec. 28, Eisenberg was arrested in Puerto Rico on prices of commodities manipulation and commodities fraud.