Kokomo, a crypto lender, has made headlines after its developers were accused of an "exit scam" involving the use of wrapped bitcoin. The incident led to the deletion of all social media presence, and Kokomo tokens plummeted by 95% as panicked investors frantically tried to sell their holdings.
According to reports from various sources, the alleged exit scam involved the developers taking advantage of a popular decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol called Compound. The developers reportedly borrowed millions in wrapped bitcoin from Compound before converting it into other cryptocurrencies and then disappearing with the funds.
The scheme was uncovered when some investors reported that they were unable to withdraw their funds or get any response from Kokomo's team. Concerns began to mount when Kokomo's social media accounts went dark and its website became inaccessible.
As news about the scandal spread across various online forums, holders raced for exits leading to a massive sell-off in which prices fell by over 95%.
Investors are now left reeling as they try to come up with ways of recovering their lost investments while others have already labeled this one another example why cryptocurrency is not safe for investment.
In conclusion, while DeFi provides opportunities for crypto enthusiasts around the world who believe in decentralization without intermediaries such as banks or governments getting involved; incidents like these highlight that caution is necessary when investing your hard-earned money in cryptocurrency projects.