Crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) has bought more than half a billion dollars worth of Ether in the time since CEO Zhu Su publicly slammed the cryptocurrency on Twitter. Do the purchases mean he’s changed his mind, or was he just taking advantage of a market crash to buy the dip?
In an anti-ETH tirade between Nov. 20 and Nov. 22, Zhu tweeted about why he had “abandoned Ethereum despite supporting it in the past.” The thread came in response to a tweet from Synthetix founder Kain Warwick, who’d called out people who have “sold out in pursuit of profit maximization.” During the tweet storm Zhu claimed that Ethereum culture “suffers massively from the Founders’ Dilemma” and that “everyone is already far too rich to remember what they originally set out to do.”
However, after attracting wide attention, he made a U-turn saying he wanted to “soften” his original stance and that “I love Ethereum and what it stands for.”
In the 17 days or so since the threads, approximately 156,400 thousand Ether (ETH) or $676.37 million has been transferred to a wallet that blockchain analytics firm Nansen has associated with 3AC.
Almost all the funds entering the wallet during this period were transferred from Binance, FTX exchange or Coinbase.
Look I couldn’t let you guys jerk off watching the burn without me
Eth L1 still unusable for newcomers, show it to your grandma if you don’t believe me
I’ll still bid it hard on any panic dump like this weekend obv
100k eth is dust fwiw, more coming
— Zhu Su (@zhusu) December 7, 2021
Zhu confirmed the transactions…