Optimism Loses 20M Tokens Due to Exploitation of L1 and L2 Illusions
The honeymoon period of the newly launched Optimism layer-2 scaling solution has been reduced after taking advantage of the market maker’s smart contract address. This exploit has resulted in the loss of 20 million OP tokens. Although the exploitation took place on May 26, it was only recently reported to the community. One million tokens worth $1.3 million were sold on Sunday. In comparison, another one million tokens worth $730,000 were transferred to Vitalik Buterin’s Ethereum address on June 9 at approximately 12:26 a.m. UTC. The remaining tokens are currently inactive but may be…
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