Arkham Research has initiated efforts to alert owners of whale wallets immobilised in DeFi bridge contracts, aiming to recover funds stranded for months.

Wealth ranging from six to seven figures, affecting numerous crypto investors, is trapped within these contracts, including assets belonging to Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin.

Some wallets have remained inactive for over two years, according to Arkham Intelligence's detailed investigation, shedding light on the challenges and risks associated with DeFi bridge contracts.

This situation underscores the need for improved mechanisms to protect investors' assets and ensure their mobility across the blockchain ecosystem, emphasising the importance of safeguarding funds in DeFi protocols.