Decentralized exchange GMX suffers $565K price manipulation 'exploit'

Decentralized exchange GMX suffers $565K price manipulation ‘exploit’


Decentralized exchange (DEX) GMX has reportedly suffered a price manipulation exploit from an exploiter who managed to make off with around $565,000 from the AVAX/USD market.

The unidentified exploiter is understood to have capitalized on GMX’s “minimal spread” and “zero price impact” features to pull off the exploit, which impacted GLP token holders who provided liquidity in the form of AVAX (the Avalanche token) to GMX.

GMX confirmed the price manipulation exploit in a Sept. 18 post on Twitter, but stated that the AVAX/USD market would remain open despite imposing a $2 million cap on long positions and $1 million cap on short positions.

We were notified of price manipulation of AVAX/USD on reference exchanges by monitoring systems and community members.

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While we review the occurrence, open-interest for AVAX

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