$250 000 USD

JULY 2021




"@PolyYeldFinance [is a] Next Generation Yield Farming Protocol on @0xpolygon" "PolyYeld Finance is a next-generation yield farming protocol on the Polygon network with lots of unique and creative features that enable you to earn a passive income."


"YELD V2 token holders can enjoy the benefits of being an investor by earning stable coins such as ETH, WMATIC, USDC, DAI and many more by staking their $YELD V2 tokens."


"We are trying to create a protocol like Yearn, but with a reduced token supply and high value for Polygon Network users, LP providers and stakers. There will only be 86,000 YELD V2 tokens which will be minted throughout the course of 3-4 months."


"A certain % deposit fee will be charged when users enter staking on PolyYeld, but unlike other yield farms, we do not plan to use the deposit fee to buy back and burn. It is a waste of money. Instead, we will redistribute the deposit fee to YELD V2 holders to encourage holding."


"This is a yield farm launched on Polygon or Matic Chain and they have a team of 5 people. There is approx 45M in TVL and multiple ways to earn some sweet yield from people who want to earn some passive income through Defi. This project has done well so far considering most yield farms either die off in the first week or rug or disappear because of shady teams."


"PolyCat/Panther fork. No vaults, emission rate is only 0.015 token per block (PolyCat is 1 as a reference point). 2% referral rate (maximum is 5%). Maximum token supply is 62100. Deposit fees up to 100% are possible. Ownership of Masterchef is not a timelock. No harvest lockup. Has commented-out vault code in MC, suggesting possible vault introduction in a redeployed MC. Check MC ends in 01B4. Dev has another set of YELD token and Masterchef contracts, and a pair of unverified contracts. A possible vault feature in the website and very odd responses from the dev suggests that there may be more than meets the eye. Please exercise caution."


"After the successful launch of PolyYeld on Polygon, the PolyYeld ecosystem will be introducing an additional simultaneous layer of farming, xYELD."


"xYELD is an innovative token in the PolyYeld ecosystem with it’s own unique features that will be launched while PolyYeld is still in it’s minting phase. PolyYelds approach to layered farming is not the typical layered farming approach you see around many other projects where the first gen token finishes it’s minting phase and is carried onto the next layer. Instead, the second layer minting phase will end before the first layer, and will be taken back to the first layer. You can call this reverse layer farming."


"Introducing another layer of farming will not only benefit Yeld token holders, but will also attract new investors which missed out on our first successful launch. Since the launch of PolyYeld, we have built a strong community and have gained trust from our investors. We would love to give back to them by delivering the best DeFi protocol on Polygon with our unique, and innovative ideas."


"Most of the yield farms use a trusted contract called a MasterChef, which is used even by PancakeSwap themselves to distribute rewards. MasterChef was never designed for special tokens. It was designed specifically to receive rewards for LP tokens."


"As you may have heard, PolyYeld suffered an exploit." "@PolyYeldFinance was exploited to mint 4,995 billion YELD and later swap 4% of them to ~123 ETH (with roughly $250K)."


"The exploit limited itself to the native token only (YELD) and was exploited due to adding the xYeld token to Yeld masterchef which unfortunately could not support the token as it had transfer taxes." "The hack was due to the lack of deflationary token support in MasterChef. Specifically, a deflationary token xYELD charges a fee on its transfers. With repeated deposits and withdraws, the xYELD balance of the pool becomes 1 WEI, which sets the stage for actual exploitation."


"[T]he calculation of YELD reward relies on the xYELD balance of the pool, which is currently 1 WEI. Such a low pool balance is considered as the total staked amount, hence dramatically inflating the reward amount to the attacker (with the 4,995 billion YELD)."


"The attacker swaps 4% of minted YELD to 123 ETH via @QuickswapDEX, @SushiSwap, and @ape_swap." "The gain of 123 ETH (with roughly $250K) is immediately transferred to Ethereum via Polygon Ether Bridge @0xPolygon and largely deposited to @TornadoCash."


"We sincerely apologize for this incident and would like to compensate everyone affected by the exploit with our rebuilt project." "The CEO of PolyYeld has decided to make a rebuild of PolyYeld and give our loyal investors a fair compensation to make things right."


"From today, 6th August 13:00 UTC we will release the compensation form where xyeld stakers on L1 and Yeld holders are able to submit their claim. The reasoning behind xYeld being compensated on L1 is due to the exploiter draining all the xYeld tokens from the contract not allowing users to unstake. xYeld holders on L2 will not be compensated due to it not being attacked directly by the exploit. We assured that L2 was unaffected."


"[W]e have created a form specifically for compensation. If we find any invalid entries, you will be disqualified from the compensation programme. Please note, we will not be taking in any submissions after August 9th 2021 13:00 UTC, 72 hours from now."


"A snapshot of the price right before the exploiter will be the calculated price for the compensation. We are aware that trading has still been going on for $YELD after the exploit; any $YELD tokens purchased after the exploit are not eligible for compensation."


"A total sum of $250k (what was stolen) in the new token will be airdropped to those who are eligible for the compensation over the estimated course of 2–4 weeks, all depending on the farm longevity. The airdrop will be distributed in batches rather than all at once to prevent a huge sell-off, which batch you get your compensation in depends on how early you fill out the form so once again please fill the form at your earliest convenience."


"We are happy to announce that the PolyYeld V2 audit is completed!" "They have been audited by Paladin and redeployed to new contracts." The contract now "[c]orrectly accounts for transfer taxes on any token pool. This means that their V1 exploit has been patched."


"The moment you have all been waiting for! PolyYeld V2 website is now live." "Thank you everyone for your patience and faith in the team. We are here to stay, stronger than before."

PolyYeld Finance allowed participation in staking and liquidity pools, with funds in a smart contract hot wallet. The particular implementation depended on a second smart contract called the MasterChef, which was not designed to handle deflationary tokens. As a result, the pool was exploited and a massive amount of the native token were minted. The exploiter was able to get away quickly with the proceeds.


The PolyYeld project ran a compensation program which was live for only 72 hours before relaunching a new project. The plan was to mint up to $250k in new tokens to make things right. There are several comments from participants who missed the deadline and did not get compensated.

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