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OrdiZK project exits cryptocurrency scene amid allegations of scam

TL;DR

  • OrdiZK project vanished, allegedly scamming $1.4 million from investors, crashing its token’s value by 99%.
  • Developers sold tokens and withdrew Ether, leaving wallets empty and shutting down the project’s online presence.
  • The project, aiming to link Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana, collapsed amid fraud accusations, leaving investors with heavy losses.

In a stunning turn of events, the OrdiZK project, which aimed to bridge the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana blockchains, has abruptly vanished from the cryptocurrency landscape, leaving investors reeling from substantial losses. 

According to blockchain security firm CertiK, developers associated with OrdiZK have purportedly absconded over $1.4 million from various wallets, marking yet another chapter in the ongoing saga of cryptocurrency scams.

Exit scam unraveled

CertiK’s investigation reveals a nefarious scheme orchestrated by the developers behind OrdiZK, involving misappropriating funds and deliberately dismantling the project. It is alleged that the developers executed an exit scam by selling off tokens and triggering an “emergencyWithdraw” function to siphon Ether (ETH) from the project’s coffers. 

The ill-gotten gains were then consolidated across three distinct wallets, with the project’s deployer wallet holding a staggering $1.03 million worth of ETH, the treasury wallet containing an additional $262,000 worth, and the marketing wallet boasting ETH valued at $173,000.

Collapse of OrdiZK

The sudden disappearance of the OrdiZK project has sent shockwaves throughout the cryptocurrency community as investors grapple with the stark reality of significant financial losses. 

The project’s website and social media presence have been promptly taken offline, leaving stakeholders uncertain and disillusioned. Notably, the native token of OrdiZK, aptly named OZK, has plummeted by more than 99% in value, reflecting the extent of the fallout from the alleged scam.

Origins and ambitions

Initially conceived as a bridge facilitating the seamless transfer of BRC-20 tokens to ERC-20 and vice versa, OrdiZK garnered attention during a period of fervent market speculation, particularly surrounding Bitcoin-based NFT project Ordinals. 

The project soared to an all-time high in December, with its token reaching a peak value of $0.0107 amid a frenzy of trading activity. However, the euphoria was short-lived, as the subsequent revelation of fraudulent activities was fatal to OrdiZK’s credibility and viability.

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Lacton Muriuki

Lacton is an experienced journalist specializing in blockchain-based technologies, including NFTs and cryptocurrency. He dabbles in daily crypto news rich with well-researched stats. He adds aesthetic appeal, adding a human face to technology.

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