Blackmail thwarts $90K ‘hostile governance attack’ on DAO

Blackmail was all that stood between the remaining funds in Indexed Finance’s crypto treasury and a devastating governance token attack.

When a watcher of the neglected Indexed Finance DAO noticed a malicious proposal meant to drain the DAO’s remaining $90,000, they demanded a share of the proposer’s profits to avoid outing the exploiter.

The proposer apparently declined, leading the blackmailer to alert former Indexed contributor Laurence Day, who then told his 30,000 followers on social media platform X of the attack. 

Hours later, the governance proposal was narrowly defeated.

Indexed Finance launched in 2020 as an index fund for crypto but has seen activity mostly end in the…

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