- Gamee token contracts on Polygon exploited, leading to theft of 600 million GMEE tokens that were sold off, crashing the price over 60%
- Exploit did not impact user wallets directly but selloff damaged token value; Gamee team halted decentralized exchange provisions and notified exchanges
- Gamee exploring ways to identify affected users, provide support, and conduct security review after breach of trust; long-term impact on project resilience remains uncertain
Details of the Exploit
On Monday evening, there was unauthorized access to the Gamee token’s contracts on Polygon. This led to the theft of 600 million GMEE tokens, which were subsequently liquidated for Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies. The exploit only affected the token contracts, not user wallets.
Impact on GMEE Price
The exploit and massive selloff caused GMEE’s price to plunge over 60% in minutes. It fell from around $0.0025 to below $0.001 per token. The price has recovered slightly since then but remains down sharply.
Response to the Exploit
In response, the Gamee team has halted decentralized exchange provisions for now, notified centralized exchanges, and is conducting a security review. They are also in touch with law enforcement regarding next steps.
Supporting Affected Users
While no community members’ wallets were impacted, the Gamee team says they will work to identify any affected users and explore ways to support the community during this difficult time.
The Gamee exploit serves as another reminder of the risks involved with blockchain projects. The team took swift action to secure contracts and is working to make users whole. However, major damage was already done to token prices. It remains to be seen how resilient the project and community will be after this breach of trust.