On November 4, Aave, a prominent decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol, made the decision to temporarily halt several of its markets in response to reports concerning a specific feature.
This development was shared via a post on the platform X (formerly known as Twitter).
The pause in operations has had an impact on multiple networks, including the Aave v2 Ethereum Market, and certain assets on Aave v2 operating on Avalanche.
Furthermore, specific assets on Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism have also been temporarily frozen as a precautionary measure.
Aave released a statement, revealing, “Today we received a report of an issue on a certain feature of the Aave Protocol,” and added, “After validation by community developers, the guardian has taken the following temporary prevention measure (no funds are at risk).”
However, the announcement did not specify the exact nature of the issue or which particular assets were affected. Aave emphatically stressed that none of the funds on its markets were in jeopardy.
According to Aave, the issue has not impacted Aave v3 markets on Ethereum, Base, and Metis, and Aave v2 markets on Polygon and Avalanche remain unaffected as well.
To address this matter, Aave plans to submit a governance proposal in the near future to restore normal protocol operations.
Furthermore, a detailed postmortem analysis will be published once the issue is completely resolved.
While the affected assets remain frozen, users who have supplied or borrowed from them still have the ability to withdraw and repay their positions.
However, they are temporarily unable to supply or borrow additional assets until the issue has been successfully resolved.
It’s important to note that, at the time of writing, there has been no indication that this issue has had any impact on the price of Aave’s native token, AAVE.
As per CoinMarketCap, the token is currently trading at $89.10, showing a minor decrease of 1.54%.