Serum, a "decentralized exchange" on the Solana blockchain, has performed exceptionally well in terms of its SRM token price, despite it ties to the defunct FTX exchange.On the daily chart, the SRM/USD pair has gained 140% in the last seven days, hitting $0.319 on Nov.
21 versus $0.177 on Nov. 14. This pushed the circulating market cap to about $73 million and "fully diluted market cap," the market cap if the maximum supply was in circulation, to nearly $2.8 billion.SRM price rallied despite the ongoing delisting of Serum trading pairs across major cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, OKEx, Gate.io, and Phemex, thus raising fears about an ongoing "exit pump."Exit pumps are when large investors pump the token's price in a low-liquidity environment to attract new buyers, only to then dump their entire holdings on amateur investors as witnessed with numerous pump-and-dump schemes.Hahah.
This pump here, is meant to trap anybody in a position on kucoin $SRM because it’s getting delisted TOMORROW. Maybe now. pic.twitter.com/fVVYumSkNADistrust in Serum has grown due to its troubling exposure to FTX.
In a Nov. 11 bankruptcy filing, a leaked balance sheet revealed that FTX had $8 billion in liabilities against a reserve mostly comprised of illiquid assets, including SRM.Notably, FTX showed about $5.4 billion worth of SRM tokens in its reserves, or almost 97% of Serum's total market cap, including the circulating and fully-diluted supply.As a result, the token's exposure to FTX has raised the possibility of a major selloff. "If FTX had attempted to sell them into the market over the course of a week or month or year, it would have swamped the market and crashed the price," noted Matt Levine, Bloomberg's Opinion Columnist,Read more on cointelegraph.com