On Thursday, an anonymous DeFi user deployed Curve Finance’s Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and token smart contracts without the team’s permission, but the Curve team is adopting it anyway.

  • Since launching, the token contract already has roughly 3,500 active addresses and has seen some 31,000 transactions.
  • Following the deployment, Curve Finance tweeted it had “no choice but to adopt it,” saying in another tweet it appears “to be an acceptable deployment with the correct code.”
  • The abruptness of the launch and the team’s willingness to go along with the premature activation has raised eyebrows in the DeFi community.
  • Curve Finance is a decentralized exchange for stablecoin trading and has been live since February. The CRV token is designed to work with the Curve DAO. 
  • 0xc4ad signaled the premature launch of Curve's DAO and governance token on Twitter.

Curve did not respond to CoinDesk’s request for comment at the time of publication.

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