Nima Capital Dumps 9M Synapse (SYN) Tokens, Price Tanks 20%

Nima Capital is suspected to have dumped nine million SYN tokens ahead of the agreed liquidity removal period.

Synapse (SYN) ended up in the dump.
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  • An anonymous whale dumped 9M SYN tokens.
  • Observers have linked the activity to Nima Capital.
  • SYN’s price tanked as the VC went offline.

Nima Capital has been mentioned adversely on X, formerly Twitter, as the crypto fund behind a wallet address associated with the liquidation of nearly nine million SYN tokens.

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Nima is a Venture Capital (VC) partner for Synapse and was recently awarded a grant by the project in exchange for securing $40 million worth of liquidity in SYN for a 12-month term.  

Synapse Acknowledges Liquidity Rug

Confirming that there is no security breach, Synapse took to X, acknowledging a liquidity rag by an “unknown liquidity provider,” to whom the project promised to get in touch following an ongoing investigation into suspicious activity on their wallets.

Amidst online speculations, a researcher building on the Snotra Protocol posted a tweet confirming that the associated wallet address indeed belonged to the Synapse ecosystem, referencing it to a similar address recently receiving a $1 million grant from Optimism (OP).

A user responding to the allegation noted that the liquidated funds were transferred to an entity that sold ten days ago.

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In the meantime, while SYN is recovering at around $0.36 per the live data at press time, the token has lost over 20% due to the dump, which forced it to plummet to an earlier low of $0.30.

VC Goes Dark, Raises More Suspicion

A majority of online observers are associating a VC rug pull with the liquidation after Nima Capital’s website went offline and its official X account was locked, on top of claims by crypto researcher WazzCrypto that the firm removed its stablecoin liquidity eight months before the agreed proposal.

While rug pulls are a synonymous form of crypto scams in the nascent DeFi industry, where project owners often pull the plug after the native token attains a certain value, it is uncommon among VCs.

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