On Wednesday, decentralized finance (DeFi) detective Zachxbt published a protracted thread on Twitter about TreasureDAO’s front-end engineer Simply Cheese, or JC, and his alleged previous involvement in a number of nonfungible token (NFT) initiatives. According to its white paper, TreasureDAO is a “decentralized NFT ecosystem on Arbitrum that’s constructed particularly for metaverse initiatives.” Listed initiatives use the ecosystem’s native token, MAGIC, for transactions, with TreasureDAO governing the emission of MAGIC.
As advised by Zachxbt, the story started when JC shared his pockets deal with within the TreasureDAO Discord final November. The DeFi detective then claimed to have backtraced a key collection of inflows, totaling 134.66 Ether (ETH), into JC’s pockets to a number of NFT/token initiatives, together with however not restricted to Mutant Cats, ZombieToadz and Yuta/YYYY — all initiatives that Zachxbt says went quiet after launch.
In an official announcement within the TreasureDAO Discord, the mission staff supplied the next rationalization:
“From what we perceive, Cheese did some UI/FE work for just a few initiatives created by these unhealthy actors on a contract foundation whereas breaking into web3, however they deserted the initiatives lengthy after he’d already delivered and had been paid for his work. The DAO can’t touch upon the small print of the work because it was exterior of Treasure.”
The staff went on to say:
“We are able to touch upon his [JC’s] efforts whereas at Treasure, which has been superb, contributing to all of the UI/FE for TreasureDAO websites and merchandise up to now.”
Zachxbt is thought within the blockchain neighborhood for his forensic strategies in investigating the previous conduct of blockchain builders. Final month, the DeFi detective alleged that Michael Patryn, co-founder of defunct Canadian crypto trade QuadrigaCX, was operating DeFi mission Wonderland’s treasury as its nameless chief monetary officer. Customers’ opinions on the matter stay divided on social media, with Cryptopantone, TreasureDAO’s “evangelist” and moderator, tweeting:
Abstract: JC labored as developer for different initiatives earlier than, bought paid for it, these initiatives failed, then joined Treasure and helped constructing one of the attention-grabbing initiatives within the house run? Okay ty; let’s transfer on. Perhaps you may draw a diagram of all Treasure associated initiatives?
— fritten.eth (,) (@cryptopantone) February 23, 2022
In the meantime, Josh11#3105, a member of TreasureDAO’s official Discord, tried to focus on the significance of accountability for the mission, writing:
“Severely, however can we use DAO funds to pay Zach [Zachxbt] to do an inner background verify on all staff members’ wallets so we will cope with all the pieces in-house and get all of the bullshit executed and dusted directly so we will transfer ahead?”