$637 000 USD
DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS
"Ariva is a cryptocurrency launched by Ariva Co., produced for active use in global and local tourism and travel networks in the near future. Project is a worldwide B2C travel & tourism network where members can meet with global and local tourism service providers in the light of previous travelers' experiences and comments, make bookings with cryptocurrencies, and earn crypto money from both their reservations and valuable content sharing."
"With the arrival of ARIVA, the digital payment system is about to experience a massive innovative turnaround that can change the world and make trading easier and better. ARV came into existence with the intention to make transactions hassle-free in global and local tourism networks in the near future."
"The project aims at achieving active use in the tourism and travel industry, which is one of the largest and most important industries of the world economy, although none of the previously produced cryptocurrencies have been targeted. Out to be the game-changer in the cryptocurrency world, ARIVA’s aim is not only to produce a cryptocurrency trade on exchange but to ensure that ARV is actively used in the tourism industry."
"Blockchain security firm PeckShield revealed on February 25 that developers behind Ariva Digital ($ARV) have withdrawn the Token from the staking contract and swapped it to 1,700 WBNB."
"Dear Ariva Family, we regret to inform you that one of our staking wallets was hacked last night. Our software security team has completed the necessary investigations and the cause of the leak has been determined."
"The @ArivaCoin's rugged funds 1,710 BNB (~$600k) have been deposited to @TornadoCash."
"Ariva has ample funding and power to handle this. As Ariva Team, we undertake that none of our investors will be victims. Ariva Staking Factory will not be active for a few days due to security measures."
"Thanks to the meticulous work of our entire team and legal department and the exchanges that did not spare their support, we have reached some very important footprints of the perpetrators."
"We've already initiated the criminal procedure through our lawyers against the perpetrators and presented our complaints to the police and other governmental institutions."
"As a result of our investigation of the staking contract, we have detected more than one suspicious transaction, so we will not activate the ASF temporarily."
"For maximum security, all refunds will be made as a direct transfer following a KYC verification and wallet review." "[W]e're not going anywhere, we're just getting started."
Ariva Digital was a blockchain project with a focus on tourism and travel. One of their staking contracts was breached, presumably due to a private key breach. All assets were liquidated via TornadoCash. According to the team, they have enough funds to reimburse all affected users, although KYC will be required to get any funds. They are apparently working on fund recovery, although there is no indication that the perpetrators have been identified.
HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?
The way to protect the project was simple - use a multi-sig. The problem appears to have come about because there was only one key, and that key was compromised. Our framework proposes that uninsured user funds be placed in an offline multi-signature wallet, held by known trained individuals.
Ariva Digital ($ARV) is A Rug Pull! The team Withdrawn Tokens and Swapped Them To 1,700 WBNB! - CoinCu News (Feb 26)
Ariva (ARV) - The new generation travel & tourism payment and reward system based on blockchain technology (Mar 3)
ARIVA (ARV) The new generation Travel & Tourism cryptocurrency - YouTube (Mar 3)
@ArivaCoin Twitter (Mar 3)
@PeckShieldAlert Twitter (Mar 3)
https://bscscan.com/address/0xcb25e1927d1fcc0beb11b492b96b0a351216260e (Mar 3)
@ArivaCoin Twitter (Mar 3)
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bnb/historical-data/ (Feb 15)
Worldwide crypto & NFT rug pulls and scams tracker - Comparitech (Dec 15)