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Crypto staking platform Freeway halts withdrawals, FatManTerra alleges Ponzi scheme

Freeway, a crypto-staking platform that touted up to 43% annual rewards, halted withdrawals and deposits on its platform on Oct. 23, citing market volatility.

According to the notice posted on its website, the firm has “decided to diversify its asset base” to avoid future market volatility and increase the sustainability of the platform.

Notice announcing the halt of withdrawals on Freeway

While the platform adjusts its investment strategy, it will allocate capital to its portfolio and will suspend its ‘Supercharger simulations,’ the notice stated. The “Supercharger simulations,” which offer a higher yield, emulate the prices of popular cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), and can be bought using USDT, USDC, BNB, and other cryptocurrencies.

While Freeway is one of many crypto platforms that have halted withdrawals over the past few months, crypto influencer FatManTerra alleged on Twitter that the project was operating a “Ponzi scheme,” since big withdrawals were getting “delayed” even before the halt. He referred to the halting of withdrawals as a rug pull of over $100 million.

Two hours ago, Freeway halted all platform withdrawals. They also wiped the names of all team members from their website. It looks like it’s over. Another $100m+ rug. https://t.co/CUHZRygRGM pic.twitter.com/BJE4QMtkPy

— FatMan (@FatManTerra) October 23, 2022

FatManTerra pointed out that the project has deleted its team biographies. In a Twitter thread on Oct. 22, FatManTerra said that the CEO of Freeway had made false claims about his background, which were removed from the website after FatManTerra confronted him.

It is important to note that Freeway has two co-CEOs — Graham Doggart and Sadie Hutton. While FatManTerra uses the pronoun “he” in the allegations — indicating Doggart — the crypto influencer has not explicitly named the concerned CEO.

I’ve been working on a longer thread but this short post will have to do for now. Reason being, I saw a few large withdrawals were being “delayed”. Small withdrawals are still going through. I’ll…


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