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Aave, the decentralized lending protocol, has successfully resumed its operations after facing security vulnerabilities earlier this month. 

Vulnerability Spurs Immediate Action

The Community Guardian has unpaused Aave V3 markets, indicating the resolution of issues that led to the temporary measures.

On November 4, a vulnerability affecting various lending markets across Aave V2 on Ethereum and Aave V3 on blockchains like Optimism, Arbitrum, Avalanche, and Polygon came to light. In response, the Aave DAO promptly took action, temporarily turning off the stable rate borrowing feature to prevent potential exploitation.

Impact and Precautionary Measures

Aave temporarily paused its V2 Ethereum market and suspended assets on Avalanche, Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism. However, Aave V3 on Ethereum, Base, and Metis, as well as Aave V2 on Polygon and Avalanche, remained unaffected. 

The problem causing the issue was not disclosed, but users were assured they could still withdraw and repay positions from the affected assets pool. 

Today, v2 markets were also reactivated, thereby bringing an end to the matter. 

Founder of Aave Chan, Marc Zeller, 

“The Aave V2 markets are now fully reactivated. The vulnerability disclosure event is now ended. Everything has been fixed and no user funds have been lost.”

Despite the security issues, Aave’s native token, AAVE, has demonstrated stability in its trend. Currently trading at $97.34, the token reflects a 7.84% increase over the past week.

Governance Proposal and Voting Process


To address the situation, Aave submitted a governance proposal aiming to update stable borrow parameters for tokens with stable debt. The voting process within the Aave DAO took place between November 7 and November 10, with the proposal’s code undergoing testing by BGD Labs and review by Aave Companies and Certora.

Yesterday, Aave announced the restoration of V3 markets to full functionality. Users can now engage in depositing, repaying, initiating, and closing loan positions as the protocol operates at its full capacity. The Aave DAO expressed gratitude for the prompt action taken by the Community Guardian in unpausing affected Aave V3 markets.

The announcement read, 

“Affected Aave V3 markets have been unpaused by the Community Guardian following governance proposal execution. Thanks to the Aave DAO for their prompt action.” 

With the swift resolution of security concerns and the resumption of full functionality in Aave’s lending markets, the platform has demonstrated its commitment to user security and the robustness of its decentralized governance model.

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