The Optimism Hacker Wants To Return 18 Million OP Tokens

The Optimism (OP) hacker sent another 1 million OP tokens to Vitalik Buterin's wallet address on June 10, along with a note stating that he/she plans to return 18 million OP tokens.


Furthermore, they indicated that they believe in Ethereum's founder, Vitalik Buterin, and simply wanted to hear his thoughts.

On Thursday, the hacker delivered 1 million OP tokens to Vitalik Buterin's wallet account.

The Optimism (OP) Hacker Is a Whitehat

The hacker transferred another 1 million OP tokens to Vitalik Buterin's wallet address and placed a message in the "input data box," according to Etherscan statistics on the Optimistic browser. The message is as follows:

“Hello, Vitalik, I believe in you, just want to know your opinion on this. BTW, help to verify the return address and I will return the remaining after you. And hello Wintermute, sorry, I only have 18M and this is what I can return.
Stay Optimistic!”

The attacker has proven to be a whitehat. Furthermore, they requested that developers share a return address for sending the leftover Optimism (OP) tokens following address verification.

In addition, he verifies to Wintermute that he only has 18 million OP tokens to return.


Wintermute offered the hacker one week to contemplate turning whitehat in a public message on Thursday, requesting the hacker to refund stolen OP tokens.

Furthermore, the team is impressed with the hacker and has offered potential consulting chances or other sorts of collaboration.