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Optimism Hacker Promises to Return 18M OP Tokens, Sends Another 1M to Buterin

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Buterin received another shipment of one million OP tokens, including a message that the attacker believed in the Ethereum co-founder. Moreover, the person who stole 20 million coins promised to return the remaining Wintermute and Optimism.

  • Crypto Potato reported yesterday on the drama that has recently unfolded between Optimism and Wintermute, a liquidity provider partner.
  • The Ethereum Layer-2 solution was supposed to send 20 million OP tokens to Wintermute addresses, but the latter provided the wrong one. Instead of an Optimism Layer-2 wallet, Wintermute provided an Ethereum Layer-1 address.
  • This meant that the assets were effectively inaccessible due to incompatibility due to multi-signature technology.
  • While Wintermute was contemplating switching to Layer-2 to raise funds, an unknown criminal beat the company and stole all 20 million tokens.
  • The firm took responsibility for their mistake and called on the attacker to return the funds before revealing their identity and pursuing them in court.
  • This appears to have had an effect, as the hacker unexpectedly sent a million tokens to a wallet owned by Vitalik Buterin.
  • Today they made another such deal, but This carried a special message for the co-founder of Ethereum. It says that the attacker believes in Buterin and asked for his opinion on what to do with the money.
  • As for Wintermute and Optimism, the hacker told them “sorry” and added that they only have “18M and that’s what I can get back”.
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