Gas Fee Reimbursement from Recent DDoS Attack

Manta Network
2 min readJan 20, 2024

TL;DR — Any gas fee payments above 0.001 ETH on Manta Pacific from 9:30AM UTC on January 18, 2024 (the time of TGE) to 4:30AM UTC on January 20, 2024 will be reimbursed to users.

On January 18, 2024, at 9:30AM UTC, Manta Pacific experienced an illicit DDoS attack that severely impeded access to its RPCs. Manta Network is working with authorities and various legal council to take action as a next step against this illegal attack.

Despite no issues with the chain itself (the network continued running, the blocks continued producing, etc.), users could not access many applications or complete transactions due to the RPC congestion created by the attack.

Meanwhile, as the RPCs recovered from the mitigation response, users found themselves in an unusual situation where gas prices were driven up due to massive user interaction from pending transactions during the illicit DDoS attack. As a result, users interacting with the chain saw gas fees significantly higher than normal.

Manta Network prides itself on being the first Ethereum L2 on Celestia. By leveraging Celestia DA, users are able to save significantly on gas costs. Over the course of 1 month, the network has saved users an estimated $1m in gas fees. Unfortunately, this incident drove a temporary increase in gas prices that were far from normal. In response, the gas fees from this incident will be reimbursed to the affected users.

Gas Fee Reimbursement Details

Any gas fee payments above 0.001 ETH made on Manta Pacific from 9:30AM UTC on January 18, 2024 (the time of TGE) to 4:30AM UTC on January 20, 2024 will be reimbursed to users. We are committed to the standards of amazing user experience on Manta Pacific.

Users do not have to do anything. The fees will be reimbursed to the wallets that committed any on-chain transactions above 0.001 ETH during the affected period (between 9:30AM UTC on January 18, 2024 to 4:30AM UTC on January 20, 2024).

About Manta Network

Manta Network is the modular blockchain for zero-knowledge (ZK) applications. Manta Pacific is the modular L2 ecosystem for EVM-native ZK applications and dApps that want to deliver the lowest cost and best experience for users. Leveraging Manta’s Universal Circuits to enable ZK-as-a-Service and Celestia’s data availability for modularity to deliver low gas fees, Manta Pacific offers the perfect environment for ZK-enabled applications. Learn more about Manta Pacific here.

Manta Network was created by a team of experienced founders from prestigious institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Algorand. Manta Network has received investments from many of the top web3 investment funds, including Binance Labs and Polychain Capital. It has grown through participation in the best web3 accelerators, including Alliance DAO and Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator.

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