The unfortunate FOMO3D avarice out-of-fraud experiment claims to have paid off its huge cryptocurrency jackpot to a lucky single, whose identity remains unknown – only some do not think it has been won fair.
In a tweet identified by ETHnews, the Just team, the developers behind the exit scam gave a short congratulatory message to an unknown ethereal wallet owner Ethereum, after becoming the lucky recipient of 10.469 ETH. At the time of writing it is about $ 2.8 million.
For those out of the loop, FOMO3D is a sort of Ponzi game crossover scheme, built on intelligent contracts based on Ethereum.
Game developers position it as an experiment of greed. The main premise of the game is quite simple. There's a plate of Ethereum, there are keys for that plate, and there's a countdown timer.
Players in the game buy the keys to that dish of Ethereum, when they do, the pot grows in value and a bit of time is added to the clock. When the clock reaches zero, the last person who buys a key wins the cryptocurrency pot.
Although it seemed that the clock would never reach zero, it did, and someone seems to have won. Unlike other exit scams, this has actually been paid for.
The alleged proof of this $ 2.8 million jackpot – which can be seen here – shows the transaction recorded on the Ethereum blockchain, under the "Internal Transactions" tab. This is common for transactions associated with smart contracts because tokens are actually held in a safe piggy bank; when the intelligent contract is executed, the recipient is simply offered the opportunity to "empty the plate" for himself
 The address of the sender indicates that the funds were actually sent from a smart contract that was labeled as "gambling" and "FOMO3D". So currently, all messages indicate that it is a legitimate payment.
However, the tweet also became a place for many to vent their disbelief that victory was legitimate, claiming that the winner could cheat his way to success.
Some claimed that a miner was able to censor a block, which allowed him to prevent other key purchases from acceptance before the timer ended, leaving them unable to make the winnings.
As ETHnews points out, there have been a number of key purchases that have not been recognized. In the block immediately after the winning bid, there were 103 unsuccessful bid attempts. If one of these has been successful, there is the real possibility that this game can still happen.
The transaction history associated with their Ethereum address shows that they were making regular transfers between 0.0007 and 0.0022 ETH every minute about the day following the FOMO3D victory. All these transactions took part in several other smart contracts, one worth over $ 4 million.
Whoever the winner, wherever he is the winner, with most of the funds already transferred to other smart contracts, does not seem enthusiastic about HODLing.
Published 24 August 2018 – 14:38 UTC