What makes this system much more interesting is that Cronje is highly regarded by the cryptocurrency community. As Modern Consensus reported in late September, his projects are trusted so much that when his wallets deployed a contract that he was secretly testing for a new gaming protocol, Eminence.Finance, $15 millions was deposited by users who wanted to front-run other investors before he asked for investments. And before he worked on security, as it turned out.
Andre Cronje—the creator of major DeFi protocol Yearn.Finance and the exploited protocol Eminence.Finance—informed the public of the hack on Sept. 29. He explained that the protocol was very much a work in progress and he did not expect it to suddenly attract such a great amount of user funds.