Crypto Staking Platform Freeway Halts Withdrawals, Citing Market Volatility

The small-cap platform that promised users up to 43% in annual awards puts the brakes on withdrawals and scrubs its team from the site.

AccessTimeIconOct 24, 2022 at 2:30 a.m. UTC
Updated Oct 24, 2022 at 3:17 p.m. UTC

Freeway, a crypto staking platform, announced late Sunday it had paused withdrawal services, citing volatility in the crypto and forex markets and sending its token into a free fall.

  • The freeway (FWT) token is down roughly 80% in the hours since the announcement.
  • Freeway was not a significant or well-known project, with a market cap of less than $70 million before the crash and now $10 million at current trading prices.
  • Freeway claimed it had $160 million in total value locked via a figure published on its website.
  • On-chain data suggests that the majority of the largest of the 4,342 token holders received it during an airdrop and were otherwise idle.
  • The largest whales on the platform lost just over $16,500, using pricing data from just before Sunday's market crash.
  • As noted by Twitter personality FatManTerra, the administrator of the Freeway website is in the process of deleting team names.

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