Huobi and Shiba Inu community to help BitMart overcome $200M hack


Following a near $200 million hack on the BitMart exchange, the Shiba Inu (SHIB) community and crypto exchange Huobi Global aim to help the exchange strengthen security and track inflows of stolen assets.

On Dec. 5, crypto exchange BitMart became victim to a hot wallet compromise hosted over the Ethereum (ETH) and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) blockchains. As a result, the hackers were able to steal over $196 million, roughly $100 million over the Ethernet network and around $96 million over the BSC blockchain.

Soon after BitMart CEO Sheldon Xia confirmed the hack, Huobi announced it would help BitMart track the inflow of assets on its exchange and report matches to the stolen funds.

Following suit, the Shiba Inu community also confirmed it would help the hacked crypto exchange, citing their already existing efforts in reviewing potential security threats for ShibaSwap, a community-built decentralized exchange.

Xia also said the exchange would compensate affected investors with its own funds. “We are also talking to multiple project teams to confirm the most reasonable solutions such as token swaps. No user assets will be harmed,” he added.

The hack forced the exchange to temporarily stop all withdrawals and deposits. However, Xia is confident BitMart will resume services by Dec. 7.

Related: Synapse Bridge prevents $8M hack

Cross-chain protocol Synapse Bridge recently averted a multi-million dollar exploit on the Avalanche Neutral Dollar (nUSD) Metapool.

As Cointelegraph reported, Synapse Bridge prevented a hacker from stealing approximately $8 million worth of cryptocurrencies:

“Over the past 16 hours, we encountered and discovered a contract bug in the way that the AMM Metapool contracts handle virtual price calculations against the base pool's virtual price.”

While the threat was averted, Synapse Bridge soon deployed new nUSD pools as a means to further strengthen its security against similar attacks.


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