Ethereum Proposal To “Resurrect” Disabled $360 Mln Parity Contract Shut Down


A week-long vote on a proposal in regards to the Parity hack wallet reversal, which proposed to restore a disabled contract to unfreeze 587 wallets holding 513,774.16 Ethereum (ETH), equal to around $360 mln at today’s prices, has ended with a majority “no” vote today, April 24.

In November of last year, a Parity user “accidentally killed” the Parity multisig library by activating a vulnerability to become the owner of the library, and then self-destructing it. Prior to that, the library had been “fixed and re-deployed” with the vulnerability after Parity was hacked of around 150,000 ETH in July 2017.

In response to the accidental freezure of the ETH funds, Parity wrote in a blog post that they are working on Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIP) that could propose ways to unblock the funds.

EIP-999 presented on April 4 and written in regards to the frozen ETH “suggests restoring the WalletLibrary by a patched version to allow the owners of the dependent multi-signature wallets regain access to their assets.” EIP-999 received 330 “no” votes, 300 “yes” votes, and 9 “don’t care.”

Ethereum Proposal To “Resurrect” Disabled $360 Mln Parity Contract Shut Down

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