- Fantom ecosystem DEX platform SpiritSwap is likely to shut its operations by early September.
- SpiritSwap’s troubles relate to the events that beleaguered crypto bridge Multichain.
- SPIRIT price was down 35% on Wednesday morning after the news.
SpiritSwap, a pioneering decentralised exchange (DEX) on Fantom, is on the verge of shutting down.
Market reaction to the news has seen the price of native token SPIRIT plummet by more than 35% in the past 24 hours. The token traded at around $0.0008 on Wednesday morning, down from highs of $0.0012.
“End of an era” for SpiritSwap
Per X user Fantom Ecologist, the team at the OG DeFi project on Fantom is hunting for a new team to keep the platform operations running. However, should this endeavour fail, SpiritSwap’s journey as a leading DEX protocol in the Fantom ecosystem will come to an end on September 1.
“End of an era as @Spirit_Swap calls it quits; the very first place I landed on #Fantom 828 days ago. They’re looking for a team to hand things to; otherwise operations will cease on September 1,” Fantom Ecologist wrote.
SpiritSwap launched in April 2021, and quickly grew into one of the most important DeFi protocols on Fantom. Users could easily swap and trade crypto, as well as earn passive income from their SPIRIT tokens.
The turn of events for the project follows the Multichain hack that left the team with virtually no funds to support daily operations. Multichain, a crypto bridge that hit the rocks when its CEO went missing and millions of dollars’ worth of funds mysteriously drained from its wallets, announced it was ceasing its operations last month.
SpiritSwap will reportedly provide a guide that will help users withdraw their SPIRIT dregs.