Accused of being a scammer in the past, Ian Balina is now facing more allegations after he transferred tokens to a ETH wallet that he previously claimed had been hacked. He has responded to the claims on his Twitter.
The story arose when someone posted accusations on Twitter. Balina had used an address that was apparently hacked, in order to transfer some tokens from a pre-sale, before sending them off to an exchange for trading. The implication is that the address wasn't really hacked, and the crypto investor was just looking to get around some tax regulations.
Observers from around the crypto space were immediately out for blood, with shock at the audacity of the scam while also not being particularly surprised, considering Balina's reputation.
@NewYork_SEC arrest this scammer— SWM™ (@PDegarie) July 11, 2018
Others suggested that Balina's actions were just a result of some basic mistakes and lapses in security, considering how many shitcoin airdrops he is involved with.
Balina then took to Twitter to address the allegations. He insisted that most of what was being said about him was just FUD, and he offered a reasonable explanation of what happened. Many agreed that the accusations might just be people trying to bring down a successful figure in the crypto world.
To trolls spreading FUD about me not being hacked. Do your damn research. It's very elementary and all on the damn blockchain. You make your blantant hatred for me very obvious when you ignore basic research & don't know how a smart contract works. $MFT $ETH $BTC #HatersGonnaHate pic.twitter.com/cwUcKrxsok— Ian Balina 🇺🇬🇺🇸 (@DiaryofaMadeMan) July 11, 2018