Ethereum staking protocol, Lido Finance, revealed that its protocol experienced 20 interruption events due to a series of infrastructure and signer configuration issues from validators managed by Launchnodes.
the incident It happened on October 11 at around 3:30 PM UTC, according to Launchnodes. In an October 11 post on X, Lido He said The Launchnodes validation nodes are now offline, and shutdowns have been halted while the root cause is investigated.
The downgrade took place on the Ethereum blockchain and Lido expects the impact to be around 20 Ether (ETH), worth $31,000, plus additional penalties when validators are offline for troubleshooting, along with inactivity penalties that validators will accrue.
There have been 20 disconnections related to the verification devices you manage @launchnodes Node operators as part of the Lido protocol.
Launchnodes and DAO contributors are investigating.
Validators are offline and slicing has stopped while we investigate the root cause.
– Lido (@LidoFinance) October 11, 2023
Slashing is a process in which a validator violates the proof-of-stake consensus rules of a blockchain, which often results in the validator removing or severing a portion of the staked ether they offered as collateral.
In a post hours later, Launchnode said the hacking events occurred due to an infrastructure and site configuration issue.
The platform added: “We are investigating and taking the necessary steps to prevent any further incidents and restore full service.”
Addressed incident at 5:30 PM CET with Lido Protocol Launchnodes validation nodes disconnected: The issue has been identified and linked to a web3 infrastructure and site configuration issue. We are investigating and taking necessary steps to prevent any further incidents and…
– Launch Nodes (@launchnodes) October 11, 2023
LeDoux said that the protocol’s stakeholders were not affected other than the reduction in daily rewards which will be reflected in the next rebasing on October 12.
The service provider also confirmed that Lido DAO has an insurance fund of 6,230 Stead-Ethereum, worth $9.5 million, will be used to mitigate the impact of disruption – but by design is not automated.
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Imad Liquid Protocol said that the process is not automatic because it is impossible to know the total losses ahead of time.
Lido is by far the largest liquid storage protocol, with a total value of $13.8 billion locked on its protocol. According to To Devilama. The next largest is Rocket Pool at $1.7 billion.
Only 226 validators (0.04% of total validators) were cut in the Ethereum ecosystem from the launch of the Beacon Chain on December 1, 2020 until late February 2023.
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