CRV – the native token of the DeFi exchange Curve Finance – has plunged over 12% following the recent exploit on several stable pools of the project. However, the token’s price took a somewhat interesting trajectory on the leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges Bithumb and CoinOne, currently trading at a 510% and a 220% premium, respectively.
Separately, Upbit (another major Korean digital asset platform) paused CRV deposits and withdrawals shortly after the latest exploit in the DeFi space.
CRV Shoots to the Opposite Direction
As CryptoPotato reported earlier today, Curve Finance suffered an attack on a number of its stable pools that were using Vyper versions 0.2.15, 0.2.16, and 0.3.0. The entity disclosed that the affected pools included alTH, msETH, and pETH, with the reason being “a malfunctioning reentrancy lock.”
The estimated loss of the attack was initially set at over $40 million, whereas in the following hours, that number might have risen to approximately $70 million.
Expectedly, the USD valuation of Curve DAO (CRV) – the utility token of the DeFi protocol – headed south as a consequence of the event. It currently trades at around $0.64 (per GoinGeko’s data), or 12% less than yesterday’s figure.
While the asset’s price is quite similar on leading crypto exchanges, such as Binance and Coinbase, this is not the case for two of the biggest digital asset marketplaces in South Korea – Bithumb and CoinOne.
The largest South Korean cryptocurrency exchange – Upbit – took immediate action and temporarily halted all deposits and withdrawals involving CRV shortly after the Curve Finance attack.
“Today, certain vulnerabilities have been discovered in some of the stablecoin pools associated with Curve (CRV). As a result, CRV is currently experiencing significant volatility. We advise exercising caution when considering any investments related to CRV.
Additionally, to ensure the safety of digital asset transactions, we have temporarily suspended deposits and withdrawals for CRV,” the company announced.
Upbit vowed to “closely monitor the situation” and warned its users to be utterly careful when dealing with the digital asset.