Blockchain data reveals that stablecoin firms Circle and Tether have frozen coins linked to the recent multi-million-dollar Multichain exploit.
According to on-chain data aggregator Scope Protocol, USDC issuer Circle has frozen the three wallet addresses linked to the exploit, which combine to hold a staggering $63.2 million worth of USD Coin.
“Three Multichain hacker addresses (0x027F / 0xefEe / 0x48Be) have been frozen by Circle. These addresses held a total of $65 million in assets, including $63.2 million USDC, which are now frozen.”
According to the Fantom Foundation, USDT issuer Tether is also giving a duo of addresses associated with the hack the same treatment.
“Tether has frozen these accounts with [over] 2.5 million USDT on Ethereum transferred from Multichain… Thank you Tether and the team for a quick response.”
After the hack, PeckShield said that the exploit ranked sixth on its “cross-chain bridge exploit leaderboard” and noted that just under $2 billion worth of digital assets have been stolen from cross-chain bridges during the last three years.Don't Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get email alerts delivered directly to your inbox
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