$250 000 USD





"The token SYFI was launched as a soft-pegged adaptive cryptocurrency that expands or contracts its supply automatically. The concept was popularized by Ampleforth which uses a rebasing mechanism to adjust the supply to reflect changes in demand."


"Soft Yearn is an adaptive cryptocurrency that will expand or contract its supply automatically. As traders, we believe the market is always in the right, hence the market will decide SYFI's valuation."


"A soft pegged currency is tied to another currency. When a soft pegged currency has a significant difference from the main currency's price, the contract or expansion algorithm will converge the market price to the pegged price."


"Another rebase bug was exploited by a holder of Soft Yearn (SYFI) token on Sept. 3. The bug enabled a user to turn a $200 investment into $250,000." "An anonymous user has revealed how he made $250k in profits from a minor investment in a cloned version of Yearn.finance called Soft Yearn (SYFI)."


"During [thei]r first rebase at 8:00 UTC, September 3rd, 2020, a malicious actor bought 2 SYFI, and timed the adjustment of their token holdings with a Uniswap sell. During the transaction, the rebase applied, but Uniswap price remained unchanged, thus, the perpetrator's sell was amplified to the extent of wiping out most of the liquidity provided in the Uniswap pool. The rebase itself was also incorrect. The YFI rate per SYFI was not streamlined properly."


"Like YAM and Ampleforth, Soft Yearn dynamically changes its supply. However, the supply change didn’t translate to a Uniswap pool, where the token was traded." "The protocol did not properly handle the rebase event. It allowed a user to initiate a uniswap sell transaction just after the wallet balances were modified, but before any price change in the token was recorded. As with the bug that brought down Yam Finance, this critical oversight exemplifies the risk in using unaudited smart contracts and untested DeFi projects."


"To make matters even worse, the rebase itself acted incorrectly. The rate of YFI to SYFI was improperly coded, so an incorrect balance change was initiated. Together these two mistakes allowed for a transaction to be initiated which would essentially withdraw the collective funds contained within the pool."


"A user with 2 SYFI in their wallet spotted the bug before others. After the rebase, they had more than 15,000 tokens worth more than 700 ETH at the time. The user took advantage of the opportunity that appeared in front of them and wiped all the SYFI pool liquidity by dumping all their tokens for ETH."


"After the incident, the team published a rescue plan, which included relaunching SYFI tokens and adding 250 ETH to the Uniswap pool."


"Our statement and how we will tackle the recent events. We will continue to update our progress on Discord and Telegram."


"The Soft Yearn team is devastated by this event." "We are deeply sorry for what happened during the rebase period. We'll explain briefly what went wrong and how we intend to fix it. We **promise** you all this - we are NOT going anywhere."


"The Soft Yearn team has decided to pursue the following resolution: (1) Recreate the SYFI token. (2) Airdrop everyone the amount of tokens they had before the rebase. (3) Adding at least 250 ETH to the initial liquidity pool. Some people have contacted us stating that they will help contribute too. (4) Fix the rebase mechanism."


"We are offering a very large sum of ETH as bounty for anyone who can identify and apprehend the wrongdoer(s)."


"We understand everyone's frustration and anger, please bear with us while we work on sYFIV2 to fix things. Although this was a major setback, we believe we can come back stronger as we initiate our migration plan. Please follow our official announcement channels to stay up-to-date with our plans. Our official chats will remain muted temporarily."


"A DeFi trader using the Twitter handle Amplify has admitted that he was the one who netted 740 ETH from an initial investment of just 0.5 ETH. This works out at roughly a $250,000 return for a $200 layout."


"The DeFi user has a minimum wage job and works from home to support his family. He also has a small trading account to work from. Having experimented with a number of different trading techniques the user said that he regularly ‘apes’ into fresh Uniswap listings after confirming project’s credibility."


"I did not have any intent to hurt anyone. I did not want the SYFI team to fail. There was never any malicious intent here. I saw an opportunity, or trade if you will, and I took it."


"The Soft Yearn project has lost most of whatever reputation it had and liquidity and volumes have completely dissipated according to Uniswap analytics. It claims to be working on SYFI v2 which will provide a fix for the unaudited code, but it may be too little too late."

An exploit in the SFYI Rebase mechanism allowed a crypto trader to profit significantly.


The Soft Yearn team has committed to reimburse investors.


This situation appears to have affected directly the price of the Soft Yearn token, rather than any other assets.


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