Oct 17, 2020
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Filecoin Offering: Community Alleges Token Dumping, Tron’s Justin Sun Wants the US SEC to Investigate

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Filecoin Offering: Community Alleges Token Dumping, Tron's Justin Sun Wants the US SEC to Investigate

The recent Filecoin (FIL) token offering is creating controversy as some crypto community members are alleging that an unknown account has received 1.5 million tokens when only 500,000 were due for unlocking. According to reports, 800,000 tokens out of the 1.5 million of such tokens have been transferred to Huobi and other exchanges.

Filecoin Denial

According to a Chinese language website, 8btc.com, an unidentified Filecoin representative insisted the decision was made to help stabilize the price in the period after listing.

The representative reportedly said:

It is to establish an independent market maker to (help) maintain a stable price in the early stage of the project, because the price may be the most unstable at this time. At the same time, these coins are not a sell-off of FIL by the Filecoin.

As part of the plan, FIL tokens were also sent to other exchanges besides Huobi. Meanwhile, the Filecoin team also explained in a blog that “the network has now entered a quiet post-launch monitoring period to ensure the network is operating smoothly.” The blog adds that the “network is stable and community members are reporting successful operations.”


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