A tweet from the official BNB chain Twitter account indicates the chain is back in operation after pushing out a software update to freeze hackers’ accounts.
The BNB Smart Chain (BSC) resumed operations at around 06:40 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as chain validators adopted a software update that would close the exploit used by hackers to drain funds off-chain.
BNB Chain, a blockchain closely linked to the crypto exchange Binance, is composed of BNB Beacon Chain and BNB Smart Chain (BSC).
The BNB Chain was halted earlier after an exploit was discovered that drained $100 million in crypto from the platform; $7 million of the total crypto has already been frozen.
BNB Chain announced that it will hold a series of on-chain governance votes that will decide whether the hacked funds should be frozen. There will also be a vote on a bug bounty reward system to prevent future hacks from happening.
BNB token is down 3.35% and is trading at $284.51.
This article was originally published on coindesk.com