Furucombo Will Issue IOU Tokens to Compensate Hack Victims

Furucombo will issue IOU tokens to compensate all the victims affected by the Feb. 27 hack.

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Key Takeaways

  • Furucombo will issue 5 million iouCOMBO tokens to compensate victims of the hack.
  • The iouCOMBO tokens will have a 360-day linear-vesting period.
  • The team has reported the hacking incident to law enforcement.

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Furucombo has announced that they will issue “iouCOMBO” tokens to the victims.

Furucombo to Reimburse Hack

Furucombo was hacked on Feb. 27 for $14 million in ETH and ERC-20 tokens.

This affected 22 users who lost their funds. The team lost $1.74 million of working capital in the hack.

On Mar. 2, the team announced that they had fixed the exploit and subsequently deployed a new proxy smart contract.

The team will compensate the victims of the hack by issuing 5 million IOU tokens. These iouCOMBO tokens will be in the form of ERC-20 tokens and represent the right to claim COMBO tokens.

These 5 million tokens will be allocated to the recovery pool. One million of the allocated funds will come from the core team, while the remaining 4 million will come from its community growth fund. This allocation will go live in April after the security audits have been completed.

These iouCOMBO tokens will have a 360-day linear-vesting period.

For example, if Alice has 1,000 iouCOMBO tokens, when she locks-up her iouCOMBO in the recovery pool on April 14th, she will be able to claim 1,000 * (45/360) = 125 COMBO immediately. She can claim the remaining 875 COMBO gradually in the following 315 days.

Additionally, the team has reported the hacking incident to legal authorities. They are cooperating with Certora to get a full audit and are seeking an additional firm so that they can have audits from two different companies.

On Jan.7, Furucombo raised a sum of $1.85 million in their seed round funding.

The market has reacted negatively to this announcement. Furucombo’s native COMBO token price is trading at $2.39, down 18.7% in the past 24 hours.

Disclosure: The author didn’t hold crypto mentioned in this article at the time of press.

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