An on-chain analyst recently outlined evidence appearing to link OpenSea Ventures head Kevin Pawlak to a wallet involved in alleged pump and dump schemes. The initial allegations were shared by a Twitter account called NFT Ethics.
In a Twitter thread, Lookonchain noted the address starting with 0xBB5B registered domains containing Pawlak’s name in October 2021. The same address minted tokens alongside Pawlak’s alleged wallet, “sisyphus.eth.”
Lookonchain highlighted timestamp matches between the two wallets’ transactions and similarities in domain registrations and NFT activity. Several sources, including journalist Tim Copeland, also reportedly confirmed the connection.
Most notably, the 0xBB5B wallet is suspected of participating in the $60 million AnubisDAO rug pull. If verified, Pawlak’s involvement would represent deeply unethical conduct from a top executive of the largest NFT marketplace.
While circumstantial, the evidence compounds existing speculation about Pawlak’s association with “sisyphus.eth.” The allegations tie into wider concerns around conflicts of interest and misconduct among crypto insiders.
OpenSea is facing pressure to investigate the claims and take action if Pawlak is conclusively linked to the exploits. Deceptive practices by leaders undermine trust and legitimacy across the crypto ecosystem.
For now, the links remain unproven. But the industry must hold figures of authority to account if credible evidence of manipulation surfaces. Trust depends on transparency, ethics, and justice, especially from those at the top.
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