The Pond0X decentralized alternate (DEX) has reached greater than $100 million in complete buying and selling quantity, in line with a September 28 social media submit from its official channel. Traders beforehand misplaced over $2 million within the launch of the alternate’s native token, PNDX, when the coin turned out to have a switch perform that allowed anybody to switch it with out the proprietor’s permission. However supporters declare these losses weren’t the fault of the developer.
$108,000,000 Commerce Quantity ✅
What comes subsequent…?
— Pond Coin (@Pond0x) September 28, 2023
As proof for Pond0X DEX’s buying and selling quantity, the official channel cited a Dune dashboard created by consumer mogie, which reveals over $111 million in all-time buying and selling quantity as of September 29.
The PNDX token launched on July 28. On the time, critics accused the challenge of being a “rug-pull” or exit rip-off. At difficulty was the unorthodox means that the challenge’s founder, Jeremy Cahen (also referred to as “Pauly”), launched the coin. Within the launch submit on X (previously Twitter), Cahen posted the URL to an app that allowed folks to deposit a hard and fast quantity of Ether (ETH) to obtain a hard and fast quantity of PNDX. He additionally posted the contract deal with for the token.
In response, some traders began shopping for the coin on Uniswap, utilizing its contract deal with to establish it, whereas others deposited ETH into the app to obtain PNDX. The worth on Uniswap shortly rose above that of the ETH wanted to mint PNDX, so minters began promoting their cash into the market at a revenue. Critics claimed that this course of transferred over $2 million of wealth from those that purchased the coin on Uniswap to those that minted it utilizing the app. The ETH deposited by way of the app went right into a contract that contained no technique of reclaiming the funds, main critics to allege that the entire challenge was supposed to empty funds from traders and ship it to Cahen.
As well as, coding consultants started claiming that the token lacked a traditional switch perform. As a substitute of solely permitting the token proprietor to switch it, PNDX allowed anybody to switch tokens. This meant that every PNDX proprietor might lose their tokens at any second, since any programmer might “steal” their PNDX utilizing developer instruments. On July 29, Solidity fanatic and blogger sm-stack claimed they ran a check in Foundry that proved this level.
Nevertheless, greater than two months after the challenge’s launch, it continues to garner a whole bunch of supporters on Twitter, with replies to official posts routinely saying things like “FEELS GOOD MAN” and “Greatest DEX, don’t see a motive for folks to make use of different tbh.”
Greatest DEX, don’t see a motive for folks to make use of different tbh
— Lemur (@OGLemur) September 28, 2023
On July 29, crypto dealer and blogger Antony Williams claimed to have learn the app’s good contract code and decided the way it works. In response to him, Pond0x is “basically an LP Farm” and never a whole rip-off. The app points every consumer an ID that determines the consumer’s share of a pool of Pepe (PEPE) tokens. Customers can enhance the Pepe rewards they’re entitled to by calling the “BribeforLevelUp” perform. To name this perform, the consumer should deposit 0.26 ETH. This ETH is used to buy Pepe tokens, which then get deposited into the pool to pay out rewards. The alternate additionally points a “Rating” to every consumer. Greater scores symbolize extra potential rewards from buying and selling charges collected, all different elements being held fixed.
Williams didn’t say these rewards might be claimed instantly, however asserted that the developer “doubtless” has the intention to pay them out sooner or later sooner or later. He additionally claims that the PNDX token “is basically worthless,” which can have been created ithis means “to keep away from authorized problems.”
The challenge launched its decentralized alternate on September 1. In response to the Dune dashboard cited above, this DEX has now reached over $100 million in buying and selling quantity, exhibiting that not less than some merchants are undeterred by Pond0X criticism.