A memecoin called $BALD, built on the Coinbase Base test network, appears to have rug pulled for at least $25.6 million. Although the Base network is meant to be used for developer testing, some people have tried to trade on the network before its official launch.
A pseudonymous crypto user called “Bald” announced that they would be selling $BALD tokens on the Base network, and the token — apparently named after the hairless Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong — quickly skyrocketed in price. However, the token deployer emptied tokens priced at around $25.6 million from the liquidity pool two days after launch in apparent rug pull. The token price quickly plunged by around 90%.
Conspiracy theories emerged that the Bald account was in fact operated by Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX who is on house arrest under strict supervision and without access to most websites as he awaits trial later this year.
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