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Major Decline: Friend.tech Token Falls After Co-founder’s Announcement

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  • Once Racer hinted at a possible exit from Base, the token price of Friend.tech fell precipitously.
  • In only one day, the token has dropped 25.11%, and over the last week, it has dropped 44.07%.

Following an announcement by Racer, the pseudonymous co-founder of the protocol, the native token for the Web3 social network Friend.tech saw a notable decline today. Racer made it known that he wanted to leave Base, the Ethereum Layer-2 network that Coinbase built and is now home to Friend.tech.

“System design bounty: If you can figure out a way to migrate Friend.tech off of Base without causing major issues for users, and it works well enough that we decide to use it, we will pay you $200K,” Racer wrote in an X post. With this action, Racer makes clear how unhappy he is with Friend.tech and Base’s present partnership.

Rocky Relationship with Base 

Racer went on to say that the tense relationship with Base started with miscommunications from Farcaster investors at the project’s inception. When we first started out, farcaster investors went crazy smearing us because they didn’t get what we were doing.

“Pushed it really hard on their team and users, and the relationship has been downhill since then, with us getting excluded from anything that is for the ‘Base community’,” Racer said in another post.

Racer’s postings were unavailable at several points on Sunday, which begged the issue of whether they had canceled their account after these postings.

Coinbase Exec Reaction

Head of Base for Coinbase Jesse Pollak answered tactfully. The Friend.tech team felt, he said, “isolated and disconnected” from several aspects of the Ethereum and Base ecosystems.

“That’s the beauty of the decentralized, on-chain economy,” Pollak said, expressing his readiness to back Friend.tech’s choice, whatever the result. “I’ll be sad if the team decides to leave Base, but I also respect and will support whatever path.”

Significant Token Decline

After Racer’s tweets, the Friend.tech token—which was just introduced as part of the social network’s version 2 rollout—fell precipitously.

As of writing, FRIEND is trading for about $0.9924, down 25.11% over the previous 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap data. Furthermore, this shows a wider declining tendency, with a drop of 44.07% during the last seven days.

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