Juan Benet, a founder at Filecoin, is attacking Justin Sun for spreading completely false accusations about the movement of the FIL tokens soon after listing. In his long Twitter rebuff, Benet accuses Sun of spreading lies with the intention of harming the Filecoin project financially. Calling the accusations ridiculous, Benet says no one from the Filecoin team sold the FIL token on the day of listing.
Soon after the FIL token went live on many exchanges, Sun unexpectedly tweeted alleging that Benet and others at Filecoin had exit scammed. This follows reports the Filecoin team had dumped 1.5 million tokens on some exchanges. Sun alleged that the community had not been informed about the transfer of tokens to exchanges. He went on to encourage the United States-based FIL token buyers to report the matter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Sun Filecoin Hard Fork Theory
However, in a long Twitter thread in which he also responds to the other allegations against Filecoin, Benet speculates the motives behind Sun’s attack on the FIL token as he writes:
My guess is that Justin plans to fork Filecoin as well, and hopes to trump up a reason. Sorry, Justin, you’re nobody’s saviour.
Benet, who uses an expletive to dismiss Sun’s allegations, reminds his followers about his controversial takeover of Hive.
In March, reports emerged that some prominent community leaders of Steem, possibly dissatisfied with Sun’s hostile takeover, were hatching a plan to hard fork. Eventually, the hard fork occurred leaving Sun without access to the developer’s reward.
Meanwhile, continuing his attacks on Sun, Benet warns Filecoin miners against supporting any such hard fork saying:
Look at the history of projects associated with Tron, and confirm you want that. [And] you may become the victim of a huge pump and dump scam. Good Luck.
Benet, however, admits that there are questions about some of the “unvested FIL sent to some…