Sui Foundation denies it sold locked staking rewards on Binance

The team behind the Sui network and its native SUI token has denied allegations that they unlocked SUI staking rewards and “dumped” them on cryptocurrency exchange Binance .

The Sui Foundation knocked back the claim in a five-part Twitter thread on June 27, stating that none of the locked or non-circulating tokens, including SUI staking rewards, had been sold:

“Sui Foundation has not sold staking rewards or any other tokens from locked and non-circulating staked SUI on Binance or otherwise.”

“All insider token allocations remain subject to and compliant with their lock ups and other restrictions on transfer,” the foundation added.

The purpose of this communication is to share information regarding the tokenomics of the Sui Network including the SUI token supply and certain distributions of SUI tokens. Here’s what you need to know:

— Sui Foundation (@SuiFoundation) June 27, 2023

Sui is a decentralized proof-of-stake blockchain. Users can stake their Sui tokens to participate in its proof-of-stake mechanism in exchange for more SUI. No minimum staking period is required.

Sui’s recent denial was in response to claims by pseudonymous crypto commentator DeFiSquared in a June 27 Twitter thread, where they accused the Sui Foundation of “dumping rewards from *locked* and *non-circulating* staked SUI” on Binance.

Exclusive new research on SUI:

Intentionally misrepresented emissions and proof the team themselves are dumping rewards from *locked* and *non-circulating* staked SUI onto Binance. (1/12)

— DeFi^2 (@DefiSquared) June 27, 2023

While Sui said the specific transactions were subject to a “contractual lockup,” DeFi Squared said the SUI tokens could be unlocked “without restriction.”

The DeFi-focused pundit claimed that Sui Foundation’s wallet address “0x341f” transferred 3.125 million of the total 27 million SUI in staking rewards to three separate addresses, which were then transferred to Binance.

The specific transaction referenced was a payment subject to a contractual lockup.

— Sui Foundation (@SuiFoundation) June 27, 2023




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