Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of Input Output Global (IOG), has touted the potential of Plutus, Cardano’s smart contracts platform, following the MonoX hack.
MonoX Finance, new decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol using a single token design for liquidity pools, announced on 30th November that a hacker stole $31 million by leveraging a bug in the software it uses to generate smart contracts.
According to MonoX, the bug in the firm’s software gave room to the hacker to inflate the price of the digital token MONO and then used it to withdraw all the other deposited tokens.
Due to the breach, the attacker successfully stole a total of $31 million worth of MONO on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.
MonoX Finance announced, “This morning our contract has been exploited. We are sorry to our users who have deposited funds. The team is investigating and will try our very best to get the stolen funds back. We thank our community for your support.
“A method in the swap contract was exploited and boosted MONO token price to sky-high. The attacker then used MONO token to purchase all the other assets in the pool.”
Charles Hoskinson Touts Cardano’s Plutus Potential
Reacting to the unfortunate incident, Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano (ADA), stated in a tweet that Plutus was written for Cardano to protect the blockchain from such an occurrence.
Charles Hoskinson tweeted, “This is exactly why Plutus was written for Cardano. Good languages and tooling work with the developer and auditor enabling them to write great and secure code. Bad languages load and hand them the gun that they shoot themselves with.”
This is exactly why Plutus was written for Cardano. Good languages and tooling wotk with the developer and auditor enabling them to write great and secure code. Bad languages load and hand them the gun that they shoot themselves with:https://t.co/jpYr88CEBj
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) December 2, 2021
Plutus, Cardano’s smart contract platform, enables users to create applications that interact with the network. Its contracts use Haskell as their programing language.