An anonymous reader shares a message: One of the key selling points of a blockchain is that it remains the same: once the data is processed, once the transaction takes place, it cannot be undone. One of the most painful flaws of the blockchain? It is immutable. If human error leads to something being sold for the wrong price or money being sent to the wrong place, undoing it can be difficult or even impossible. This is a bad place where the developers of cryptocurrency Juno. A community vote ruled that about 3 million Juno tokens worth about $ 36 million would be confiscated from an investor who is believed to have purchased the tokens in a harmful way. (This in itself was great crypto-news.) The funds were to be sent to a wallet controlled by Juno token holders who could vote on how they would be spent.
But the developer inadvertently copied and pasted the wrong wallet address, according to CoinDesk, which led to sending $ 36 million in crypto to an inaccessible address. Andrea Di Michele, one of the founding developers of Juno, explained to the publication that he sent the correct wallet address to the developer responsible for the transfer, as well as the hash number. Hash has connected blocks to each other in a blockchain, and at first glance hash numbers can look very similar to wallet addresses. The programmer in charge of the transfer accidentally copied and pasted the hash number, not the wallet address.