Recently, a DeFi protocol developed on Ethereum (ETH) has been compromised, resulting in a loss of approximately $3.2 million.

The hacked protocol, Conic Finance (CNC), operates omnipools that facilitate all trades occurring within a single transaction on Curve Finance (CRV).

Conic Finance facilitates trades

The cyber security firm Beosin has reported that the exploit has cost Conic Finance $3.26 million. In response to the attack, Conic Finance has ceased depositing funds into its Ethereum omnipool.

Around an hour later, Conic issued an update stating that the vulnerability has been rectified in such a way that it can never occur again.

The underlying reason for the problem was a re-entrancy attack that could be carried out due to an incorrect assumption about the address returned by the Curve Meta Registry for ETH in Curve V2 pools. A correction is being implemented in the affected contract.

The ETH Omnipool is now secure and withdrawals can be performed safely, with no other Conic omnipools being impacted by this problem. A comprehensive post-mortem will be released shortly.

According to Conic, they have contacted the individual responsible for the incident through an official transaction and are cautioning users against falling for any scams that claim to recover lost funds on behalf of Conic.

It has been confirmed that any such transactions are fraudulent.

Ethereum new price prediction is out

Santiment’s marketing director, Brian Quinlivan, suggests that Ethereum’s profit-to-loss ratio for on-chain transactions is a useful indicator.

While the ratio is currently positive, a small decrease could trigger a rise in demand and an upward trend. If traders start making more transactions at a loss than at a profit, it’s possible that a price bottom is approaching.

Presently, the volume of on-chain transaction in profit is higher than that of loss, but not significantly.

In order to learn more details about this, check out the previous article that we posted.

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