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Someone Just Lost $50 Million Worth of Bitcoin to DeFi Hacker

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 07:11
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Alex Dovbnya
A single user of the Badger DAO protocol has lost a whopping $50 million worth of Bitcoin to a hacker
Someone Just Lost $50 Million Worth of Bitcoin to DeFi Hacker
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Badger DAO, a Bitcoin-focused decentralized finance project built on the Ethereum blockchain, has been drained of roughly $100 million as a result of a nasty front-end attack.

A single user has lost 896 BTC (roughly $50 million), according to blockchain security company PeckShield.

In a Twitter statement, the team has acknowledged reports of unauthorized withdrawals, adding that its engineers are investigating the issue.

The protocol's smart contracts have been temporarily halted.

According to data provided by DeFi Pulse, Badger DAO is the 23rd biggest DeFi protocol on Ethereum. Last month, it topped $1 billion in total value locked.

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Badger DAO allows users to earn passive income with Bitcoin by converting it to either Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) or renBTC and depositing it into Sett vaults that algorithmically allocate and autocompound users' yields.

The hack happened just days before the yield vault protocol's one-year anniversary.

BADGER, the native token of the Badger DAO project, is down 15.3% on the news, according to CoinGecko data. 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at