Acala Network has announced that it has resumed its operations following the burning of the wrongly minted aUSD tokens and a referendum allowing liquidity pools (LPs) to withdraw liquidity from pools or unstake LP tokens.
Acala Network Resumes Operations
On August 15, Acala Network announced that a vulnerability in the DEX saving code led to the erroneous minting of 3.022 billion aUSD stablecoins. The report caused an instant de-pegging of its aUSD stablecoin.
Following the network failure, Acala halted all swap operations and inter-chain communications on Polkadot and oracles. However, on Monday Acala announced that it had resumed its operations. Acala wrote;
The resumption of operations comes after a proposal for liquidity pools (LPs) to withdraw liquidity from pools or unstake LP tokens was approved and passed. Acala has also recovered and burnt 2.97 billion aUSD wrongly minted tokens from 16 addresses.
Another De-pegging for aUSD
The process of recovering the wrongly minted aUSD saw the token’s price rise from its lowest point of $0.009383 to as high as $0.84 on Monday, September 24. However, the withdrawal option appears to have sparked a major sell-off.
The 24 hours price chart for Acala Dollar (aUSD). Source: CoinMarketCap
Despite the news that carries positive sentiment for the stablecoin which was on its way to re-pegging, its price has tanked by 93.2% in the last 24 hours. The stablecoin is now valued at $0.05356.
On the Flipside
- Some users repeatedly swapped some aUSD error mints, allowing for the recovery of only 2.97 billion causing the imbalance of liquidity pools to grow.
Why You Should Care
The perceived manipulation in the operation of Acala has bred distrust in the project, adding to the growing challenges of stablecoins.
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