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Polkadot-Based stablecoin aUSD Loses $1.2 billion



The year has been a trying one for crypto traders, investors and organizations. It’s been from one hack to another. And the stablecoin market is not left out.

The LUNA-UST crash was big on the market, and following that, some stablecoins and DeFi protocols also had issues. The latest stablecoin to depeg was the aUSD, a Polkadot-based Stablecoin pegged to the dollar.

The company made a tweet earlier yesterday about pausing operations until the problem is sorted out:

According to reports, the stablecoin protocol was hijacked and about 1.2 billion aUSD was stolen by an attacker. From, the Stablecoin reached an All-time Low of $0.006383 yesterday while bouncing back to $0.95 but went down again.

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The Reason behind the hack

The team revealed the reason behind the hack to be a misconfiguration of the iBTC/aUSD liquidity pool that was launched. This resulted in the irregular mints of aUSD. 

Meanwhile, the address of the “stolen” fund has been discovered. For the assets taken, the team disclosed that more than 99% of aUSD minted during this period remain on the Acala parachain while less than 1% have been swapped dro ACA and other tokens built on the Acala parachain.

To mitigate against further damages, and security breaches, the protocol has been locked. No one can use the Acala parachain transfer services as well as other related services on the platform. The Acala team also provided addresses where recipients of the “stolen” funds can return the aUSDs.

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