Usually when it comes to money, a lot of companies tend to be very careful, especially financial institutions. This is why even though it does happen, very rarely do you hear about banks sending people more money than they actually intended. However, mistakes do happen, such as the case with Compound, a decentralized finance staking protocol.

It seems that the company had accidentally deposited cryptocurrency into the accounts of some users totalling $89 million. This was apparently due to a bug in the system that resulted in the wrong payouts to users. Obviously $89 million is a lot of money, which is why the company is now pleading with users for its money back.

In a tweet by the company’s CEO Robert Leshner, he’s asking that users return the money. He suggests that those who do might even get to keep 10% of the money they were given as a reward for doing the right thing. However, he also threatened users who didn’t, saying that the money they received will be reported to the IRS as income (meaning that they’ll have to pay a tax on it), and that “most of you are doxxed”.

However, it seems that he backtracked on his comments, calling it a “bone-headed tweet/approach”. We’re not sure how many users have returned the money, but Leshner is taking time to tweet out to those who did.

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