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Scam Alert: Now, FTX Not Airdropping FTX 2.0 Token

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 15:30
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Vladislav Sopov
FTX 2.0 token that is making waves on social networks is scam, PeckShield says
Scam Alert: Now, FTX Not Airdropping FTX 2.0 Token
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PeckShield, a leading blockchain security firm, shared the details of the ongoing scam. Malefactors designed a token that imitates FTT and are trying to distribute them to major exchanges. But that is not even the worst part.

Scammers airdrop fake FTX 2.0 token: PeckShield

Today, on Jan. 20, 2022, PeckShield analysts unveiled that a fake "FTX 2.0" token was launched by scammers. The malefactors injected 800,000,000 fake tokens and 10 Ethers to the Uniswap v2 liquidity pool.

Since its price immediately rocketed in the FTX2/WETH pool, the scammers started sending tokens to top-tier centralized exchanges Binance (BNB), KuCoin and Huobi. Some investors into the pool might believe that this is an official airdrop by the FTX team.

Moreover, the token itself has built-in instruments that would allow it to trick its holders. For instance, its price can be manipulated arbitrarily.

Also, some tech-savvy followers of PeckShield Twitter account noticed that the contract's design has at least one more dangerous feature:

There is a function in the smart contract called 'Approve' that actually allow them to burn anyone's balance.

Needless to say, any sort of interaction with this token can be extremely dangerous for crypto users.

FTX might be relaunched, new CEO says

As covered by U.Today previously, the FTX collapse has already been used by scammers to lure gulible investors. For instance, fraudsters announced a "compensation program" to promote the phishing campaign focused on the victims of the FTX drama.

Scam Alert: FTX Impersonators Launched "Compensation Program"

Yesterday, on Jan. 19, 2023, current FTX CEO John Ray III announced that the platform might be relaunched. In his first interview as CEO, he stated that his team is actively exploring the possibility of reviving the exchange.

FTX exchange collapsed in November 2022; its CEO and founder Sam Bankman-Fried is accused of using investors' money for his trading firm, Alameda Research.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 6+ years in IT-analytics, 3+ years in blockchain.

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