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CoinMarketCap removes allegedly fake SHIB wormhole addresses

CoinMarketCap removes allegedly fake SHIB wormhole addresses

Late Wednesday, Twitter user @shibainuart reported that CoinMarketCap h removed three listed Shiba Inu (SHIB) dresses on the Binance Smart Chain (BNB), Solana (SOL), and Terra (LUNA) blockchains. Only the ERC-20 (ETH) SHIB token is visible on the site at the time of publication. A massive firestorm brewed on Twitter about three weeks prior after Shiba Inu developers alleged that “CoinMarketCap has knowingly listed three fake contract dresses for SHIB. Do not interact with these dresses as your funds will be irreversibly lost.”

Report: CoinMarketCap removes wormhole dresses from the Shiba Inu $SHIB page within their platform. Leaving only the #Ethereum contract intact. pic.twitter.com/X0wc0hW4pi

— MILKSHAKE (@shibainuart) February 8, 2022

In response, CoinMarketCap stated that the dresses were wormhole dresses designed to facilitate cross-chain transactions. While the dresses are gone, the warning can still be seen on the SHIB token main page on the site. CoinMarketCap has not issued a statement as to the reasons behind the removal of the wormhole dresses.

The Shiba Inu developers appear to have acknowledged this explanation in a community letter published on Jan. 19. However, they also cited the potential risk vulnerabilities of cross-chain bridges. Last month, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin explained, due to scaling, 51% attacks on one single small-cap chain in a network of one hundred of interoperated blockchains could cause a system-wide contagion. Last week, the biggest decentralized finance hack took place on cross-chain bridge Wormhole. Hackers fraudulently minted $321 million worth of wrapped Ether on Solana and transferred them onto the Ethereum network for redemption. 

In dition, the developers that CoinMarketCap behaved during correspondence, including lack of communication, “display of erroneous contracts,” “incorrect social media links,” “incorrect display of circulating supply,” etc., as reasons for standing by the claim that the contracts are “fake.”

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ARTICLE: CoinMarketCap removes allegedly fake SHIB wormhole dresses 
PUBLISHED: 2022-02-09 17:40:00 
SOURCE: https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinmarketcap-removes-allegedly-fake-shib-wormhole-dresses
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