Famous individuals in the crypto world received messages on behalf of the British investment bank Zeus Capital with a proposal to post negative information about the Chainlink project for a fee.
Twitter users with a large audience received promotional offers. Among them are analyst Josh Rager, trader under the pseudonym The Wolf of All Streets with 108 thousand subscribers and other prominent figures in the industry.
Let me be clear. I would never take money to post something negative. Ever.— The Wolf Of All Streets (@scottmelker) July 29, 2020
Zeus Capital did DM me this morning, but I replied politely (as I do to all DMs) that I had already posted a LINK chart yesterday. The screenshot is below for reference.
Choose facts, not rumors. pic.twitter.com/rMqz5YKMYh
The developer under the pseudonym Icebergy, which has 12.4 thousand subscribers, received a similar message. He replied that he was ready to post a "negative chart" of LINK for 5 bitcoins ($55 thousand). Later, on behalf of Zeus Capital, they asked whether his proposal was still valid.
Crypto trader Bitlord with 122 thousand subscribers really posted a negative review about LINK, but some users considered it to be trolling amid the mailing on behalf of Zeus Capital.