Farming went live a few days ago, but many wonder - why the delay? It was supposed to be
released roughly 2 weeks ago and so, in this post, I’ll explain what happened behind the
September 23rd: Suspicion
On September 23rd I put up proposal #17. I was asking for 12.5 Honey in return for community growth. Just a regular proposal, right? Yes, but only for some time.
When there were around 23-24 hours left, my friend contacted me about a bug. I thought he
was trolling at first.
What was the bug?
You could vote on any proposal unlimited times, provided you had Honey from the start. This meant the following - anyone could drain the common pool within hours, if not minutes, if they put some time into it, dump 6,000 Honey tokens on Honeyswap and bridge back over to Ethereum mainnet with hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. So, out of curiosity we tested out the bug with minimal amounts on proposal #17, but there was one problem - when the proposal became executable, we couldn’t execute. There was no Metamask popup, nothing. Within a few minutes I contacted Ikngtn, he’s one of the Seed members, and he executed the proposal for me. Ikngtn mentioned that the platform had a lot of frontend bugs, so we tried the bug once again to see if it was the use of the bug that made the proposal unexecutable.
September 24th: 100 Honey
The very next day, after proposal #17 passed, we put up another one, this time, we wanted to
see if we could:
a) Fund the proposal from start to finish with the bug
b) Execute it without the devs
Few hours were left until we could execute it and the devs contacted us via a Twitter post that
we included in the proposal. The proposal got removed.
The deal both parties agreed to was the following - 50 Honey tokens were to be paid, after that,
we would share our knowledge about the bug and after 2 weeks, when the bug was going to be
fixed, the devs would support our proposal for 50 Honey tokens. 50 beforehand and
50 after the bug was fixed.
2 weeks pass and the devs refuse to support our proposal. Why? Because we used the bug on
2 separate proposals and they claimed our intent was malicious from the start.
Problem with the accusations is that, yes, we used the bug on proposal #17, but, as I stated
before, we could NOT execute the proposal, one of them had to do it manually for us. We
weren’t sure if it was the bug that caused another bug and so we gave it another try the next
day. We were still experimenting with the bug.
All of the projects are based on trust. However decentralized they might claim to be, everything
starts off centralized and as usual, the power, authority and fame that 1Hive developers got
from Honeyswap got to their heads. When we were waiting for them, they thought about the bug
and they thought about it hard. What conclusion did they arrive at? “We paid those guys 50
Honey, why should we pay more? They got enough. What can they do if we don’t pay? Nothing.”
When we asked them to support our proposal, their way of answering could only be compared
to - no, you got enough, now f*ck off. They did not even ask questions, maybe there was some misunderstanding. No, they straight up interpreted the facts however it fit their narrative. Well, only one of them communicated with us at this point. Within a few hours, another dev joined, he said that he saw our point of view and that it was plausible (that we did not have malicious intent from the start) and that he, along with other dev(s), would be supporting our proposal.
They staked 374 Honey tokens on our proposal. 2 days pass and I go to check the proposal and 300 Honey was removed. Why? Few/A mod/s, I’m not going to name anyone, but you know who you’re, made up some conspiracy theory that I somehow: 1) Tried to exploit the bug on 1Hive platform 2) Create a huge botnet which drained xDai Faucet 3) Also create multiple fake BrightID accounts, have them verified and use that to give myself points to manipulate Pollen.
At this fucking point, I’m fucking Kevin Mitnick, aren’t I?
In reality, after I wrote the article on “Honey Faucet” I helped 5 of my friends set up Metamask, Faucet and BrightID (all of them got verified). I had problems with Honeyswap, I could not trade, so I messaged Gabi about it (One of the Seed members), he said he would forward the bug to others.
Then I contacted one of my friends and used his wallet to trade on Honeyswap (I set them up with 50 cents in xDai for gas fees) and it’s because of this reason that they say I own all of the 5 wallets and BrightID accounts. But we all know what they were trying to do and I’m not talking about 2 devs who supported our proposal, I’m talking about the others. They’re looking for reasons to not pay us the rest.
They think they can steamroll us, just because Honeyswap is more or less a successful project.
Thinking they were the pioneers of decentralization, in the process, they became the ones they
despise, authoritative leaders who broke the deal they made because power got to them. They know they hold hundreds of Honey and most of the power and authority, what do we have? Just a story.
Why am I writing this here? To tell 1Hive community what really happened. You need to hear
the truth and the truth is, we found a bug by which anyone could drain the common pool
within hours and dump it on Honeyswap market, leaving you holding worthless bags of Honey and
bridging your xDai/Eth to the mainnet. For finding this critical bug, co-operating with the team
and trusting the devs that they would hold up on their end (pay after the bug was fixed), what
did we get? We only got 50 Honey and that, I assume, was just because we would tell them
what the bug was. After we did, they couldn’t care less, they even went on their way to find
any reason, which could be used to not pay the rest and also, to put the cherry on top, accused us of manipulating pollen with multiple verified BrightID accounts and draining xDai Faucet.
This is what power does to people. It corrupts them. They even thanked us for not rinsing them.
But who are they other than few devs with hundreds if not thousands of Honey? It’s the community that would suffer.
For finding this critical bug, we struck a deal, then got told that they would not support our proposal,
then some would eventually support it, but after 2 days, that support got pulled again.
So, I guess, it was us who got their rugs pulled.
This is our proposal, if you feel like we deserve what we were promised for finding the bug which would cost us, not the devs, us, the community, hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, feel free to support our proposal - https://1hive.org/#/proposal/88
Thank you for everything.