- The crypto community is in uproar at the listing of a Twitter influencer’s second token
- MoonCarl, AKA Carl Runefelt, previously released the Kasta token, which is down almost 98% since its launch
Following Bybit’s announcement regarding its 30% workforce cuts, the company has come under fire from the Crypto Twitter community.
Runefelt launched the $KASTA token at the beginning of January 2022 with an entry price of $1.19. $KASTA never again reached this price and traded 20% each way for a week before plummeting to $0.15 at the beginning of May. It trades at just $0.03 at presstime, ranked #1160 on Coingecko.
$KASTA is trading at just $0.03, a fraction of its launch price. Source: CoinGecko
The Crypto Twitter Community Hasn’t Forgotten
Popular Crypto Twitter influencers have berated Bybit CEO Ben Zhou for launching another token that is seemingly a ‘rug.’
Zhou defends his partnership with Carl Runefelt, describing him as their ‘partner from the beginning’ and claiming that many projects dipped in this bear market. The community has responded with outrage. Many community members are angry at Bybit for their continued support for the questionable influencer:
Yes I have abandoned Kasta despite supporting it in the past, yes kasta has abandoned its users— satsdart (@satsdart) December 5, 2022
To be honest Ben, and with all due respect, partner with a guy that dump on his followers is not the way.— Inmortal (@inmortalcrypto) December 5, 2022
Everyone on CT knows what Carl do, and people here never forget.
@cobie also says that Runefelt quit the Kasta team after five weeks and that 95% of the tokens are ‘owned by insiders.’ Despite Bybit having what is claimed to be a ‘low standard for asset listings,’ @cobie does say that Bybit is ‘generally decent’.
This all comes at a bad time for Bybit. They were one of two exchanges to recently announce layoffs of over 30% due to the worsening market conditions.
It’s clear that the community is still feeling the pain from the failure of one of many promoted tokens and the overall bear market, as winter months bring turbulent times to the crypto industry.
On the Flipside
Why You Should Care
The community is still hurt from recent events, and trust in centralised exchanges is waning. Any misdemeanour that may have gone unnoticed in a bear market is amplified in today’s market conditions. Exchanges are doing what they can to reassure investors, but worsening news regarding insolvencies is continuing to plague the market.
Leading exchanges post their total assets: