$34M Locked in AkuDreams Contract. Users are Getting the Refund.

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On April 22nd, AkuDreams has dropped the Akutars NFT collection. Users that have participated in the Dutch auction primarily to the drop and did not win, have claimed they could not receive their ETH back. 

Due to the developers’ mistake, 11.539 ETH, which at the moment is equivalent to approximately $34 million, could not be extracted from the contract by neither the users nor the developers. 

The explanation of the accident was given in a Twitter thread by 0xInuarashi, the founder of Gangster All Star, Martians NFT, CypherLabz, and council of Anonymice NFT, ZenApe NFT and ShuffleDao. 

The contract was developed in the way that each bid that participated in the Dutch auction was equal to 1. The amount of total bids was 5495, and the bidIndex only went up to 3669, which means that totalBids was higher than refundProgress. In this case the project cannot withdraw the funds. Hence, refunds and withdrawals were stuck in a limbo. 

Fortunately, Anonymice NFT project developers have managed to ‘rescue’ the funds from the malicious contract and return them to the community. The anonymous devs MouseDev and NftDoyler have further explained the reasons AkuDreams contract was vulnerable and did not function. 

At the moment, AkuDreams team gave a several updates:

And spoke about the refunds terms/ETAs:

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Valeria Goncharenko

Valeria is an Italy-based writer passionate about web3 and innovation. She is getting her second major in International Business Management while dedicating her spare time to photography and fashion. You can contact her at [email protected]

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