Xmon Tokens Fall 80% After End of SudoSwap Lock Drop Program

Traders initially bid up prices of Xmon to get an airdrop of sudo, the governance tokens of SudoSwap.

AccessTimeIconMar 2, 2023 at 11:36 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 2, 2023 at 3:44 p.m. UTC

Xmon (XMON) tokens fell nearly 80% in the past 24 hours following the end of a lock drop program on non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace SudoSwap.

The tokens exchanged hands at nearly $4,000 at writing time on Thursday, falling from Wednesday’s $24,000 level, CoinGecko data shows. The tokens ramped up trading volumes of over $22 million in the past day as selling pressure quickly gained steam.

Some on Crypto Twitter said the price drop was expected as Xmon inherently holds no value and were mainly bought up by traders in the past month for the SudoSwap lock drop.

As CoinDesk reported in January, SudoSwap airdropped its sudo (SUDO) tokens to early liquidity providers as well as holders of 0xmon NFTs, an NFT collection created by Sudoswap's founding team.

Developers said at the time that holders of Xmon, an Ethereum-based utility token of the 0xmons project, could lock up their tokens on Sudoswap to receive sudo tokens after one month. This mechanism came to be known as a lock drop.

That created a rush for Xmon tokens in mid-February when sudo initially become tradeable. Prices of xmon jumped from $19,000 to lifetime peaks of $43,000 in a single day as traders purchased the tokens, and then locked those for becoming eligible for the sudo lock drop.

Now, traders likely find little use for holding xmon as more sudo is rewarded. Developers have not released plans for Xmon utility – causing some in the Crypto Twitter community to liken xmon’s primary usage as “NFT collectibles.”


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