Compound REKT

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2 min readAug 31, 2022


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You know there are many REKT in crypto space:

Like $HEX:

Or even the entire crypto space:

But we have never thought Compound will be rekt… oh well, maybe the next is ETH 2.0… who knows…


How come Compound got rekt?

What is a Compound?

The Compound is one of the oldest Defi in the crypto space.

A Defi lending protocol allows users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies by depositing their cryptos in the pools supported by the platform.

It was launched in September 2018. The idea was similar to any of Defi projects, to artificially pump up the liquidity of the cryptocurrencies since people likely will store their crypto and put it idle.

In crypto space, liquidity equals more money.

The difference is that Compound rewards you a governance token $COMP rather than some other Defi rewards you with another useless utility token to leverage their pools.

The break

When the Proposal 117 kicks in, it creates a reverts mechanism in the code that allows users to withdraw funds from the pool without inputting tokens.