- Crypto derivatives exchange Bitget announced the delisting of TOKEN after the exchange was left with a $10 million hole.
- The platform listed the fake TOKEN despite Floki Inu's team requests of not doing so.
- Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao criticized the exchange’s listing of the fake TOKEN.
Meme coin project Floki Inu said Wednesday that crypto derivatives exchange Bitget's move to delist its newly-created token, TokenFi (TOKEN), has resulted in a $10 million deficit for the exchange. On Tuesday, Bitget said that it had delisted the token due to potential price manipulation and liquidity issues, with Floki Inu responding that Bitget had listed a "fake token" after ignoring requests of waiting for a week.
Bitget scrambles to fill alleged $10 million hole
Bitget exchange has found itself in a $10 million hole after the exchange listed the fake version of Floki’s TOKEN and suffered price manipulation, according to Floki Inu. The exchange had recently disregarded Floki’s request against immediately listing its token. The listing was followed by millions of dollars in trade without equivalent assets to facilitate user withdrawals.
Announcement on The Delisting of TokenFi (TOKEN) and Buyback Plan— Bitget (@bitgetglobal) October 31, 2023
Full details below:https://t.co/gMsQwasQ5p
Bitget listed the fake TOKEN before the asset became officially tradable. The team behind Floki described the series of events that led to Bitget’s listing and the financial setback for the exchange, in a tweet on X.
SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT ABOUT THE UNAUTHORIZED BITGET $TOKEN LISTING— FLOKI (@RealFlokiInu) October 31, 2023
On October 18, 2023, we put up a DAO proposal to launch the Floki staking program and a reward token that will target a trillion-dollar industry with strong potential. While we didn’t mention it in the DAO… pic.twitter.com/JGnlKmR0lo
The exchange platform had initially criticized Floki’s TOKEN treasury and vesting schedule. The incident has left Bitget scrambling to recover its losses. Bitget’s situation requires 10% of the TokenFi total supply, to make the exchange whole after its $10 million deficit. The challenge is that a majority of TOKEN is currently locked in Floki’s staking pool and there is a lack of liquidity. Bitget may not be able to buy an equivalent volume of TOKEN on cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitget didn't inmediately respond FXStreet requests for comment about the amount liable to customers.
Binance CEO condemns Bitget’s move
Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ) criticized Bitget exchange for its fake token listing in a recent tweet on X.
@bitgetglobal really messed up with the wrong community this time ️— CZ Binance (Parody) (@cz_binancecool) November 1, 2023
CZ claims that the exchange has “messed with the wrong community,” referring to Floki Inu project’s FLOKI and TOKEN holders.
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