Aragon launches defensive measures in opposition to Arca’s ‘51% assault’

Aragon, an open-source framework designed to launch decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), has pulled plans for its native Aragon (ANT) token holders to be given voting rights over the longer term course of the group.

The Aragon Affiliation, a Switzerland-based group that oversees the administration of Aragon stated in a Might 9 tweet it exercised its “fiduciary obligation” to safe its treasury and general mission by “repurposing the Aragon DAO as a part of a brand new grants program.”

The choice was made after the not too long ago launched Aragon DAO suffered a 51% assault by the hands of a gaggle referred to as the “Threat Free Worth (RFV) Raiders” who have been looking for to control the usage of ANT as a method to realize monetary achieve.

In response to a weblog put up from Aragon, the RFV Raiders are linked to the current assault and liquidation of Rook DAO which occurred in early April. Aragon alleges the Raiders are activist buyers from the asset administration agency Arca Capital Administration and refer to themselves because the “vultures of crypto.”

The weblog put up shed additional mild on the controversial resolution:

“The Aragon treasury was established with the express mission of supporting builders to advance decentralized governance infrastructure.”

Aragon defined that due to Swiss rules that mandate its use for these acknowledged ends, its fiduciary obligation compels it to “safe these funds from these looking for to entry them for their very own monetary good points.”

“There may be clear proof that the entities concerned in Aragon’s assault are pursuing that finish.”

A Might 9 Twitter thread detailing the present standing of the Aragon DAO defined that Aragon transferred an preliminary cost of 300,000 USD Coin (USDC) to the Aragon Grants DAO. Aragon claims the funds at the moment held by the DAO will stay on-chain and are to be ruled by wrapped ANT (wANT) holders.

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On Might 2, Arca Capital penned an open letter responding to an earlier disagreement that noticed quite a lot of stakeholders barred from Aragon’s Discord, which supplied a partial clarification for the current 51% “assault.”

Arca claimed that it was “needed to permit token holders to search out artistic options to return worth to the token whereas concurrently permitting Aragon to proceed constructing necessary DAO public items” noting that this might not start till the “treasury switch is additional alongside.”

Aragon’s resolution to repurpose its DAO comes simply over a month after the group introduced additional collaboration with the favored Ethereum scaling group Polygon Labs.

The worth of Aragon’s native ANT token stumbled a contact over 4% from $2.95 to $2.83 following the replace. On the time of publication, the value of ANT is up 2% within the final 24 hours in line with CoinGecko knowledge.

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