Sifnoded contains an admin account which can be used to bypass normal methods of chain proposals. In the past, we had controls with multiple sign offs from the community/DAO, Sifchain executives and engineers to ensure this admin access did not get missued. Not a perfect solution, but the best we could do until further work can be done to fix the problem.
In mid October, Sifcore staff abruptly stopped being paid. Some staff stuck around to help and see if funding could be found. At this point, there is not enough staff around to ensure oversight of key services and to ensure the admin account doesn't get misused.
If you have ETH/ERC-20 assets such as USDC, ETH in Sifchain, please note there is no staff to ensure the peggy bridge is stable or the bridge account admin keys are not misused.
If you have other Cosmos assets in Sifchain, you may wish to export them to another Cosmos dex. We do not know which IBC relayers will continue to operate.
The front end could stop working if data services or gRPC nodes go down. If the chain is not halted, you should be able to use CLI commands. Please seek assistance from the Sifchain Discord community.