XVS Price Drops 11.5% Following False Report Of Hack Attack On Venus Protocol
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XVS Price Drops 11.5% Following False Report Of Hack Attack On Venus Protocol

The price of XVS plunged about 12% after it was falsely reported that the Venus Protocol has been hacked.

It was actually an error on the Binance Oracle application that led to false reports of Venus Protocol’s hack, resulting in an 11.5% drop of XVS price.

Brad Harrison, Head of Venus Labs, took to X on Dec. 10, 2023, to explain that reports of Venus Protocol‘s exploit are inaccurate as Binance Oracle, a decentralized app that helps smart contracts access data outside a blockchain, reported a wrong price “resulting in about $200,000 of borrows.”

Harrison noted that “no other pools were affected,” adding the Venus team will “look ahead to enhance the security on isolated pools by adding support for price resilience.” 

The statement came shortly after Slow Mist, a blockchain security firm, alleged in an X post that Venus Protocol had been exploited.

However, later the firm acknowledged there was no exploit, reposting a public statement from Venus Protocol. 

As noted by the Venus Protocol team in an X post, the snBNB market “has been temporarily paused” along with two other isolated markets, agEUR and stkBNB, which had “similar Binance Oracle configurations discovered on those feeds.”

“Venus community will issue a proposal today to immediately inject liquidity from the treasury to the affected pool totaling around $274,000 while funds from the pool are recovered with the support of partners.”

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Amid the news, Venus Protocol’s native token XVS plunged by over 11.5%, falling down to $9.46, according to data from Coinstats. 

XVS Price Chart | Source: Coinstats


The Venus Protocol team pointed out that the Binance Oracle team has already identified and “fixed the issue.”

Venus Protocol is a decentralized finance platform built on the BNB Chain (formerly Binance Smart Chain) that allows users to borrow, lend, and swap a variety of cryptocurrencies. 

It is similar to other protocols such as Aave and Compound, which were deployed on other blockchain networks.

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