In a recent development, Derivatives Monke, a prominent figure in the crypto space, has sparked uproar with revelations of alleged corruption involving Sebastien, the Head of DeFi at zkSync, Ethereum’s Layer-2 scaling solution. Monke divulged incriminating chat screenshots, accusing Sebastien, also known as Seb, of offering “extra zkSync tokens” and reserving a portion for a “friend joining the multisig.”
The recent controversy surrounding Seb and the launch of Syncus_Fi, a treasury-backed DeFi protocol developed for zkSync’s new economic system, was brought to light through a X post by Monke. The post revealed conversations that implied a skewed token allocation by Seb, which had been discussed in the lead-up to the protocol’s launch.
ZkSync’s IDO Controversy
The IDO (Initial DEX Offering) has been the subject of official statements that emphasize the objective of securing liquidity for the token and initiating the treasury by allocating 15% of the total SYNC tokens. The IDO, scheduled for November 25 at 2 pm (EST) with a brief five-minute window, has garnered attention due to a tweet by Monke that pointed to Seb’s alleged advocacy for a substantial 25% token allocation to “his friend.”
Sebastian strongly denied the accusations, asserting that the screenshots were fabricated and did not accurately represent the situation. He countered these allegations on his social media platform, X, stating that the content was falsified and that the matter had already been addressed in previous Discord discussions. A serious tone and a firm insistence on the inaccuracy of the allegations characterized Sebastian’s response.
Despite the numerous allegations, Seb expressed utmost confidence in the project and categorically denied any intention to spread Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD). He vigorously defended his character against what he deemed an assault on his identity. Seb cited a groundswell of support from community members who could vouch for his credibility within the crypto space. His unwavering confidence in the project underscores his determination to see it through to fruition despite the challenges and obstacles that may arise.
The ongoing controversy surrounding zkSync has sparked extensive discussions, raising doubts about the token distribution practices of the company and prompting concerns regarding the integrity of its leadership. As the situation unfolds, stakeholders eagerly await further clarification to establish the truth behind these contentious allegations.