Things in crypto-land move fast. On Sept. 5, the market sent SUSHI in a downward price spiral. By Sept. 6, investors were infused with new hope as the anonymous founder of SushiSwap transferred control of the project.
Following the sale of the SUSHI tokens by the founder, the project became a dark horse in the industry.
Quick Listings of Unaudited Tokens
Two of the biggest exchange platforms in crypto, FTX and Binance, had been very quick to list SushiSwap’s token. The speed of the listings is quite different from what was the experience in 2017-2018 when exchanges were known to ask for exorbitant listing fees.
With SushiSwap being only a two-week old project, the risk of listing its token on one of the largest exchanges was always going to be dangerous for its own reputation.
Yet, CEO Changpeng Zhao defends the listing on Binance, stating that only a few projects may survive and that investors shouldn’t “follow the herd” — a tweet in connection with the YAM fiasco a couple of weeks back.
Also posted this two weeks ago. https://t.co/Ew7YemsYRw
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) September 6, 2020
However, as SushiSwap is a Uniswap fork that is billed as a non-audited version of the decentralized exchange, the rapid listing may indicate a vested interest from exchange platforms like Binance and FTX to participate in the new DeFi craze.
SushiSwap Now Under Control of FTX CEO
The sale of tokens on Sept. 5 by the SushiSwap founder has riled up the crypto community. Following heavy criticism less than 24 hours after the sale Chef Nomi — the anonymous founder — agreed to relinquish control and transfer it to Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX.
The transfer was confirmed by Bankman-Fried wherein Chef Nomi handed over the admin keys.
I hope @SushiSwap does well without me. Again I did not intend to do any harm. I'm sorry if my decision did not follow what you expected.
But I want to stress again and I did not intend to scam anyone. No LPs are lost whatsoever. I kept all my promises.
— Chef Nomi #SushiSwap (@NomiChef) September 6, 2020
Bankman-Fried will now deploy multi-signature into SushiSwap smart contracts and is looking to move the control into the community’s hands.
Another prominent figure in crypto, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, has also shared the optimism of this latest development for SUSHI:
— Arthur Hayes (@CryptoHayes) September 6, 2020
The fall of SUSHI’s price was as quick as its ascension in its first week, and now with renewed hope investors are once again bidding up the price. The roller coaster continues for SUSHI — but will it last?