Menneskelig feil

Det israelske krypto-custodyselskapet Fireblocks, som på side egne sider beskriver seg selv som en “all-in-one platform to store, transfer, and issue digital assets across your entire ecosystem” er i hardt vær. En ansatt i sikkerhetsselskapet skal angivelig ha tapt over $70 millioner verdt av NIS tokens for kunden StakeHound. NIS er en DeFi protokoll bygget på Ethereum (ETH) som enkelt forklart er en betting protokoll.

Ifølge Calcalist saksøker StakeHound Fireblock for uaktsomhet etter å ha ha mistet tilgangen til nøklene, og dermed også til midlene lagret på Fireblocks sin plattform. Fireblocks på den andre siden, hevder midlene ble lagret utenfor deres custodyplattform, og at kunden ikke fulgte deres sikkerhetsretningslinjer.

StakeHound mener en ansatt i Fireblocks mislykkes i å beskytte eller sikkerhetskopiere de private nøklene i en wallet, hvorpå nøklene senere ble slettet, som forhindrer StakeHound fra å få tilgang til midlene.

“This is a human error committed by an employee of the defendants, who worked in an unsuitable work environment,”

“The defendant irrevocably lost access to the plaintiff’s digital assets, which were deposited in an e-wallet provided by the defendant, causing the loss of 38,178 of the plaintiff’s ETH coins,”

Filingen hos den israelske domstolen

Denne størrelsen på 38,178 ETH er i skrivende stund verdt rett over $75 millioner, da ETH handles til rett under $2,000 i skrivende stund.

ETH/USD siste uken.
Kilde: Tradingview

Fireblocks skriver selv på nettsiden sin at de aktivt undersøker saken og jobber mot å løse problemet.

Tapt under stacking

CEO i Fireblocks, Michael Shaulov, forteller til Calcaist at han er dypt uenig i grunnlaget for søksmålet, og ser på hele situasjonen som urealistisk. Han sier videre at StakeHound tapte tilgangen til nøklene mens de deltok i stacking for å forbrede seg til Ethereum 2.0 oppgraderingen.

“the plaintiff’s entire claim is incorrect and the entire sequence of events described is detached from reality, and if there was negligence it was from the plaintiff’s side. We have never lost wallet keys and they are all backed up by us every ten minutes in three different locations, and all of our keys create a backup by themselves and by a third party.”

“What actually happened was that the customer engaged in an activity called stacking, which creates interest for Ethereum coins, the customer did so in preparation for the release of Ethereum 2.0. They took crypto from people until the new coin arrived in exchange for future interest. In the framework they created, there is a password the client needs as soon as the new network is established. Fireblocks does not create the password for the network because it does not yet exist. This is a technology we do not know how to support. What we did do for them through our research team was to help them develop an application they ran in order to generate a password, which they needed to back up and provide instructions for backing it up. They did not back up the password and did not confirm it,” 

Michael Shaulov

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