Serum SRM/USD, a decentralized exchange software built in the Solana SOL/USD ecosystem, may have been compromised when the hacking of bankrupt FTX occurred on Saturday.
A new report shows that FTX had $8.9 billion in liabilities before it filed for bankruptcy and $900 million in liquid assets, which included $2.2 billion of Serum.
FTX announced that the exchange had been hacked on its official Telegram message. As a result, more than $600 million in cryptocurrency vanished from the FTX wallets.
Various tokens, along with Solana, left FTX’s official wallets and were transferred to decentralized exchanges like 1inch.
Solana developers suspect the FTX hack may have also compromised Serum.
According to a report, Solana founder Anatoly Yakovenko said in a tweet message that Serum’s original key may have been compromised with the FTX hack, and developers are working on forking Serum’s code.
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He said that the original Serum could only be updated via a private key that FTX and not the Serum DAO controlled.
Afaik, the devs that depend on serum are forking the program because the upgrade key to the current one is compromised. This has nothing to do with SRM or even Jump. A ton of protocols depend on serum markets for liquidity and liquidations.
— toly � (@aeyakovenko) November 12, 2022
A pseudonymous developer called Mango Max said on Twitter that he was leading the Serum fork efforts. A Solana spokesperson on Sunday confirmed to Benzinga that “the fork happened and the community is moving forward.”
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