Using staked Ether for the first time in months, a digital asset wallet linked to one of the biggest cryptocurrency thefts transferred more than $150 million in stolen funds to access a trade.

The cryptocurrency community was the first to examine the blockchain data on Monday, which showed that the funds were converted into staked Ether and then wrapped staked Ether, two currencies that are accepted by the Lido decentralised banking network.

The data suggests that the hacker pledged wrapped staked Ether as collateral for a $13 million loan in the DAI stablecoin, which was subsequently used to buy further staked Ether. Later, the exploiter once more conducted the deals.

For the purpose of staking, which supports the maintenance of the Ethereum crypto network, incentives are given for holding onto Ethereum tokens. Lido and other crypto currency protocols provide liquid avatars of these locked-up tokens for simpler, more adaptable access to staking rewards.

According to the total amount of bitcoin that has been sent to the site, Lido is the most well-liked decentralised project. According to DeFi Llama, the value of all the cryptographic assets stranded on Lido is $8.25 billion.

The Wormhole protocol may be used to connect the Solana blockchain network to other DeFi blockchain networks. One of the greatest thefts of this sort occurred there last year when hackers stole close to $320 million from it. One of the key factors behind Wormhole was trading behemoth Jump’s bitcoin subsidiary, which paid back the losses.