SafeMoon’s $11.2M in Abnormal Transfers to Liquidity Pools Sparks Concerns Post Bankruptcy
Anomalous $11.2 million transactions from SafeMoon to multiple addresses were detected, raising concerns over security breach.
Anomalous transactions linked to the cryptocurrency and blockchain company SafeMoon (SFM) were detected by the blockchain security platform Cyvers Alerts. According to Cyvers Alerts’ announcement, an entity, acting as a deployer, added an address as an “approveLiquidityPartner,” subsequently withdrawing $11.2 million worth of liquidity from various pools to multiple addresses on various blockchains, including Ethereum, BNB, and Polygon.
Following the news, the SafeMoon native token SFM has experienced a decline of over 6% within the past 24 hours and is currently trading at $0.00003 as of the time of writing, according to data from CoinMarketCap.
However, it remains uncertain whether these transactions are associated with the company’s bankruptcy case.
Last year, SafeMoon initiated Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, leading to the liquidation of debtor’s assets to settle creditors without any plans for restructuring. The company has an estimated 50 to 99 creditors, holding assets ranging between $10 million and $50 million, with debts falling in the bracket of $100,000 to $500,000.
Preceding these events, SafeMoon’s executives faced arrests by United States officials on charges related to securities fraud conspiracy. Furthermore, the company is confronting a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit, accusing it of fraud and violations of securities laws.
According to the SEC, the three founders of a bankrupt company, John Karony, Thomas Smith, and Kyle Nagy, are accused of orchestrating a “massive fraudulent scheme,” allegedly manipulating SafeMoon’s market capitalization to $5.7 billion.
The tactics involved purportedly included wash trading, deceptive marketing strategies, and providing misleading statements regarding liquidity lock-up timelines. While John Karony and Thomas Smith have been arrested, Kyle Nagy is currently evading authorities.
Launched in 2021, during its operation period, SafeMoon provided a cryptocurrency with the goal of establishing a decentralized finance ecosystem. The company encouraged long-term holding and employed the “reflection” mechanism to incentivize holders while discouraging selling. Transactions incurred a 10% fee, with half of the fee distributed among all SafeMoon holders.
The recent SafeMoon activity could suggest a potential security breach or other transactions associated with the company’s recent bankruptcy proceedings, emphasizing the necessity for additional investigation and scrutiny.
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