• Following the attack on Zabu Finance, DeFi platform Vee Finance was attacked.
  • Avalanche's native token AVAX and Vee Finance's VEE plunged.
  • VEE posted 40% losses in the past 24 hours.

Avalanche network has suffered another exploit, wiping out millions from its total value locked, which is considered equivalent to market capitalization for decentralized networks. 

$35 million lost in attack on Vee Finance, marking the second exploit on the Avalanche network

A layer one proof-of-stake blockchain, Avalanche network noted a massive spike in total value locked over the past few weeks. The network's native asset AVAX rallied in response to the rising demand.

The layer-one blockchain network was victim to two recent exploits, draining Zabu Finance and Vee Finance of a total of $130 million. Zabu Finance was the first decentralized finance protocol to suffer an exploit on Avalanche. The September 12 attack amounted to $3.2 million, and the DeFi app has hashed out a plan to compensate pre-hack holders. 

Vee Finance, a lending protocol platform, lost 8804.7 ETH and 213.93 BTC, amounting to $35 million. The platform is yet to hash out details of the hack. 

Vee Finance has addressed the hacker in a public tweet,

We're willing to launch a bounty program for the bug you identified. Please connect us via email or other contact you prefer.

On Saturday, Vee Finance's total value locked crossed $300 million before the attack. The price of the platform's native token VEE plunged over 40% within a single day. 

The launch of Avalanches's $180 million incentive program attracting dApps to its network garnered the attention of several developers. Only $5 million in incentives have been unlocked, and the network is now faced with the challenge of securing dApps from future exploits.  

The recent incidents have wiped $130 million from Avalanche network's TVL, and native token AVAX is trading 15% below its 7-day peak of $75. AVAX offered the highest risk-adjusted returns to traders last week, and analysts continue buying in anticipation of a second leg up. 

Zhi Ko, the co-founder of Solstarter.org, shared in a recent tweet that he has bought Avalanche network's native asset. 

 

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