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The "TheDAO" refers to the Slock.it DAO, the first major DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) on Ethereum.

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How can I split my ETH and ETC if I have an account that made a transaction with the WithdrawDAO contract?

Let's say: I own account A, which had a 100 ETH pre-DAO balance. Pre-fork I sent 50 ETH from A -> DAO. Post-fork I had 50 ETHF and 50 ETHC in A. Post-fork I made a transaction with the WithdrawDAO ...
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Which accounts contributed to The DAO's extraBalance account?

Anyone who bought DAOs in the last two weeks of The DAO crowdfunding phase paid more than 1 ether (ETH) per 100 The DAO tokens (DAO). The ETH amount in excess of 1 ETH per 100 DAOs was stored in The ...
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Withdrawing ETH from DAOs on Poloniex

Guys I really need your help. I had purchased DAO tokens initially from this address: 0xA54367910EFEBA7B03B0aEcd8fFa62181b612038. I had 9000 tokens. When the attack happened I transfered them to ...
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MyEtherWallet The DAO withdraw is stuck, can I continue manually?

I believe the withdrawal process for my test amount of DAO to be withdrawn to Ether got stuck after the approval function, it now shows 0 amount of DAO but Ether didn't increase. Can I manually resume,...
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How do I handle the last step in getting more gas in The DAO withdraw process?

I've gone through he entire process here and am hung up on this last step; it says I don't have enough gas to execute the withdrawal. What do I do here? step by step would be super helpful!! thanks!! ...
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How do I get a refund for my The DAO tokens that was split into a child DAO?

The DAO token holders that split away from the main The DAO into a child DAO will have moved the tokens (DAO) and the corresponding ethers (ETH) into the child DAO. As these DAO token holders have a ...
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Problem with ETH withdrawal from DAO

I have some problems with Mist and with withdrawing my ETH from The DAO. For my financial condition it is significant value of money and I would really appreciate your help here. I was about to ...
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How do I get a refund for the amount I paid in excess of 1 ether to 100 The DAO tokens

Anyone who bought DAOs in the last two weeks of The DAO crowdfunding phase paid more than 1 ether (ETH) per 100 The DAO tokens (DAO). The ETH amount in excess of 1 ETH per 100 DAOs was stored in The ...
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How do I convert my The DAO tokens into ethers using the withdrawal contract after the hard fork?

The DAO contract was attacked on 17th June 2016 where the attacker drained about USD 50 million worth of ethers using a recursive call vulnerability in The DAO contract code. The attacker drained ...
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Will the DAO attacker be able to retrieve his funds on the 14th of july?

It has been a month since the attack on the DAO. The attacker might be able to retrieve his/her stolen ETH in fiat currency tomorrow. Will (s)he be able to do so?
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Is a hardfork more democratic then a softfork? [closed]

I was told that a hardfork would be a more democratic choice for Ethereum and the DAO problem then a Softfork was. Yet it has a greater impact to the system, as far as I understood. Which is true? Am ...
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How many people were involved in auditing the DAO code? And how many Eth code auditors are there we can goto?

How many were responsible for auditing the DAO code? It's understandable that bugs arise from any type of code, but having that the DAO was a big project and that once its created it shouldn't be ...
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Set curator of split in case of the 17 June 2016 attack

When creating a proposal for a split, the recipient is the new curator. splitDAO() has 2 arguments : proposalID: The proposal ID. newCurator: The address of the new Curator of the new DAO. As I ...
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How do I retrieve the event data related to the creation and transfer of The DAO tokens?

How do I retrieve the data related to the creation and transfer of The DAO tokens? This data will be useful to trace the movements in The DAO balances.
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How to check if a mining pool runs the forking client or not? [The DAO]

As Geth and Parity forking version are out, the switch to a soft fork related to The DAO is said to happend on block 1800000 if block gas limit is below or equal to 4M. We can see global gas limit on ...
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Is the DAO incident being investigated by law enforcement?

In current discussions about the DAO incident many people are using words like "theft" and "crime", while others say all transactions were stictly in accordance to a (maybe grossly unfair but) valid ...
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Did the spamming counter-attack on The DAO attack work to slow down the attacks?

This question was asked in the comment section of What does TheDAO counter-attack by spamming actually do? (suggested by Stephan Tual). Background links: The attacks used a recursive call ...
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What percentage of Ethereum addresses that currently have an ETH balance, also have DAO Tokens?

I read a comment elsewhere that insinuated that the population of DAO Token Holders was a tiny subset of the Ethereum community. My impression is that this isn't the case, but I have no way of knowing....
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What are the identities of the Ethereum/DAO white hat hackers?

Who are the Ethereum/DAO white hat hackers? How can the community be assured that they can be trusted? Are they using the same exploit as the black hat hacker used? What prevents the white hat ...
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Implementing redundancy in smart contract to prevent unwanted behavior and vulnerabilities [closed]

One of the design philosophy that help the airline industry to achieve such a high safety record was the "redundancy philosophy". Each critical computers are designed to be fully redundant. That mean ...
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How many ethers have been drained through the recursive call attacks on The DAO?

The recursive call attacks on The DAO have now stopped as there are no more ethers in The DAO account. What are the amounts and percentages that can be attributed to the hostile and friendly attacks, ...
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What does `call.value` mean and how did it allow the attack to The DAO?

I'm trying to get some sense from the hysteria around the attack performed to The DAO smart contract. I understand the high level explanations, but I'd like to grasp how this attack was performed. I'...
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Can the contract with the stolen Ether be attacked the same way like the DAO?

Since the Ether of the attacker is in a copy of a theDAO contract - can the ETH be stolen the same way?
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TheDAO difference between a hard and a soft fork?

There are currently different scenarios examined which include soft or hardforking the ethereum blockchain to mitigate the DAO attack. What plans are there exactly and what are the difference between ...
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Where can you check how much Ether has been exploited / stolen from theDAO? [duplicate]

Is there a site where you can check how much Ether has been exploited/stolen from theDAO? So far I only know of the first attack, which was 3 million stolen, but I read more people are doing this same ...
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Could a proxy spigot contract have stopped the DAO fraud?

For anyone who doesn't know about the DAO exploit you can read up on it here. It seems to me like the attack could have been stopped if payouts went through another contract that was really simple ...
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If Ethereum does a hard fork to return exploited funds from theDAO, does this cause a concern for immutability? [closed]

I'm still torn on both sides with theDAO fiasco. I'd like to do a hard fork so I can get my coins back, as right now theDAO is pretty much dead moving forward. But does this cause a concern for ...
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How many The DAO recursive call vulnerability attacks have occurred to date?

The first identified The DAO recursive call vulnerability attack occurred on 17 June 2016, with the accounts identified in Which accounts are involved in mounting the recursive call vulnerability ...
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What happens to my DAO tokens after the 2016-June Attack?

Are my DAO tokens lost after the 2016-June attack? I understand they might hard fork to return the ether to everyone, but it seems like that would take some time to implement. What if the hard fork ...
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How many exchanges have delisted ETH as a result of the proposed post DAO hack Ethereum hardfork?

So far I am only aware of the Cryptopia announcement below. Have any other exchanges delisted of threatened to delist ETH yet? If so, which exchanges and how many? ETH / BTC market is closing ...
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What was the second vulnerability used in The DAO attack on 17 June 2016?

From The big theDAO heist FAQ by koeppelmann: How did the attack worked exactly? The attacker managed to combine 2 exploits. The first exploit was to call the split DAO function recursively. That ...
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Smart contract vulnerability handling [duplicate]

Any piece of code will have some degree of vulnerability, and any such code that attracts any level if attention is bound to be exploited through these vulnerabilities. In conventional (centralised)...
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If thief controls large percentage of total ETH supply, what effect will this have on viability of POS?

If a softfork and hardfork were not adopted by majority of miners, and the thief is able to control a large percentage of the total supply of ETH, how will this affect the ability for ethereum to use ...
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Has anyone set up a prediction market on the ETH/USD price conditioned on a hardfork/softfork/nofork?

I know Vitalik has talked about using prediction markets as a way for community members to decide on forks. There are basically 3 proposals that I've seen. Hardfork to return all funds to the DAO ...
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Is the ethereum.org/dao contract vulnerable to recursive call attacks?

Does putting p.executed = true after p.recipient.call() make this vulnerable to recursive calls? function executeProposal(uint proposalNumber, bytes transactionBytecode) returns (int result) { ...
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Is the 17 June 2016 operation legaly illigitimate? [closed]

It has been stated that since the creator of the DAO have called the contracts code as the only legal statement, all things that the code allows are legitimate. As a counterargument it was said that ...
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How was the recursive call vulnerability attack conducted via proposal #59 when there were no Yes votes?

From Which split proposal was used to mount the recursive call vulnerability attack on The DAO?, proposal #59 is very likely the vector uses by the attacker to hack 3,641,694.241898506 Ether ($59,578,...
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Have the curators emptied the whitelist of all splits after the 17 June attack?

Would like to understand if an imitator attack is possible in the next days? Explain if the split list of MEW https://www.myetherwallet.com/#dao-proposals reflects the whitelisting. Explain if splits ...
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Why isn't the DAO attack repeated, after the first proof that it works?

As of 18 June no hacker repeated the DAO attack, even if for a certain time (until the network is spammed and the recursion is stopped) the hack would work the same way the first attack worked. What ...
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Which accounts are involved in mounting the recursive call vulnerability attacks on The DAO?

The first transaction 0x0ec3f2488a93839524add10ea229e773f6bc891b4eb4794c3337d4495263790b was initiated from account 0x969837498944ae1dc0dcac2d0c65634c88729b2d to the contract at ...
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Which split proposal was used to mount the recursive call vulnerability attack on The DAO?

I'm assuming that a split proposal was used to mount the recursive call vulnerability attack on The DAO. Which of the splits below was used to mount this attack? Here are the current list of splits: ...
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How was the recursion created that lead to theDAO hack?

I understand that if theDAO contract has a withdrawal function that sends money to contract X - contract X can be malicious and use the fallback function to call the withdrawal function again. However ...
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In simple terms, how did the DAO get hacked and funds removed from it?

How did the DAO get hacked? Can someone explain in simple terms?
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How much gas did the attacker spend on TheDAO?

Is there a way or somewhere I can see the gas used during the attack ?
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Does the recent attack to “the DAO” means end of it? [duplicate]

However implementing the DAO and its smart contracts are incredibly exciting experiments, the recent attack to the DAO clearly suggested that the code is not safe and may or may not have more ...
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Is it possible to attack “the DAO” attackers new splitted DAO?

Since the splitted DAO (dark DAO) has the exact same vulnerability in its code, is it possible to execute the same attack to the attackers DAO?
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How did they stop “the DAO” attack on 17 June 2016? [duplicate]

Is it possible to prevent some transactions from happening? Obviously not, since it will ruin the whole purpose of having a decentralized system. So my question is how could they stop the attack? In ...
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How can we find “the DAO” attacker on 17 June 2016?

This question is about the level of anonymity in the system. I would like to know how anonymous one can be at this ecosystem? In other words, is it possible to track down an individual responsible ...
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Who attacked “the DAO” on 17 June 2016?

Is there any trace or possibility to understand who executed the attack? What do we know? Heres some: The attacker had at least 25,805.6141471 DAO tokens. All on one address? The attacker executed ...
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Is 'the DAO' dissolved?

Given Buterins statement of a hard fork to return all the money after theDAO hack, does this mean that the DAO is unofficially dissolved? Officially when the hard fork has happened.