The rise of the Dark DAO
Here you can see visually what happened in the ethereum transaction network during the attack on The DAO. This blog post will be updated frequently.
Currently I’m updating the graph to reflect the insights in this analysis. Please be patient.
I have moved on to another project for the moment. I’ll be back on this in the next couple of days. Sorry — it’s all happening very fast. The graphics will be back!
Now that it has turned out that The DAO was also a huge multi-million bug bounty program — here is a quick update for those who want a visual of what happened to the network in the first hours after the draining started.
- Creator of the malicious DAO: 0x4a574510c7014e4ae985403536074abe582adfc8
- Start of the drain: 2016–06–17 03:34:48 UTC, block 1718497
- The malicious child DAO aka “The Dark DAO”:0x304a554a310c7e546dfe434669c62820b7d83490
- Malicious token holders aka “Dark token holders”.
These are the accounts that control the malicious DAO:
- Curator of the malicious DAO and creator of the malicious proposal: 0xb656b2a9c3b2416437a811e07466ca712f5a5b5a
- The malicious proposal from which the attack was launched:
#59, aka “lonely, so lonely”, 2016–06–08 05:38:01 UTC, before the recursion call bug went public on 2016–06–10
- Voted Yes (same as the malicious token holdes):
- Voted No:
- Recipient as stated in the malicious proposal (same as curator): 0xb656b2a9c3b2416437a811e07466ca712f5a5b5a
A notice to readers
This is all happening just right now. Please don’t draw fixed conclusions too quickly. None of the accounts mentioned in this block are necessarily malicious. Also, I’m wrong sometimes. Maybe there is a mistake in the analysis. Please keep that in mind. Thank you.