Warp Finance Says It Recovered 75% of the $7.76M Funds Taken in Flash Loan Attack

The recovered funds should be distributed sometime late Sunday night.

Dec 20, 2020 at 3:36 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. UTC

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Warp Finance said late Saturday it recovered $5.85 million, or about 75%, of the $7.76 million in funds lost last week in a flash loan attack.

  • "The loan collateral has since been secured by the Warp Finance team and will allow us to return approximately 75% of users' deposited funds," the firm said in a Medium post.
  • The recovered funds should be distributed sometime late Sunday night Eastern time (early morning UTC) to affected users in amounts proportional to the amount of W-USDC and W-DAI held at the time of the attack.
  • Warp said it intends to make users whole and will be issuing portal IOU tokens to each affected user, potentially allowing users to report a profit above what they had on the deposit at the time of the attack. Those IOU tokens will be distributed in the "coming days," Warp Finance said.
  • The attack involved multiple flash loans via dYdX, multiple flash swaps via Uniswap and multiple instances of flash liquidity, the platform said.
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