• Magnate Finance on Base has taken its website offline and deleted its Telegram group, sparking fears of an exit scam.
• Blockchain analyst ZachXBT warned of a likely exit scam due to links with other financial exit scams.
• Crypto scams related to Web3 and DeFi platforms have caused losses of $656 million in the first half of 2023.
Magnate Finance Website Offline
Magnate Finance on Base has deleted its Telegram group and took its website offline earlier today, sparking fears of a yet another exit scam. Magnate Finance, which holds $6.4 million in Total Locked Value, has ties with other financial exit scams.
Warnings From Blockchain Analyst
Blockchain analyst ZachXBT also warned of a likely exit scam by Mangate Finance given the deployers address is directly linked to the Solfire $4.8M exit scam. The analyst further revealed that Magnate Finance also has on-chain ties with Kokomo Finance exit scam.
Magnate Finance’s token (MAG) has plunged nearly 88% in value since the website went offline. The token is down over 90% in the last 24 hours, as per CoinGecko data . After ZachXBT warned on X, formerly Twitter, about the potential exit scam, Finance Magnate replied to him, “We stick to the plan? 50-50?” and changed their X bio to “Contract breached by Zach”. Magnate Finance has now deleted their X account as well. Several users were able to withdraw their funds after Zach warned about the potential exit scam. Another blockchain analyst Peckshield also confirmed that the developer of the lending protocol on Base modified the provider of the price oracle and removed all the assets.
Crypto Scams Continue To Plague Industry
Instances of crypto scams related to Web3 and DeFi platforms have continued to plague the industry for a long time. Earlier, Zach revealed that the financial damage caused by SIM swap attacks alone in the last four months has exceeded $13.3 million Bridge exploits in the DeFi ecosystem have resulted in loss of $207 million in half this year alone According to June 30th report by web 3 security firm Beosin total value cryptocurrencies lost exits scams & hacks amounted $656 million during 1st half 2023
Crypto scammers continue trying different tactics such as SIM swaps and bridge exploit methods across various Web3 & DeFi platforms causing massive financial losses for many investors around world