Spotting Crypto Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Ever wondered how to spot those moles from within your Crypto Community? I’m going to point out many red flags that point to traitors in our mists. However, this article will not directly call them out. Use your own judgment and this guide to find them.

Section 1: Quick Rise to Power

This new person joins your community and gains major influence in the matter of months. He would then gain the respect of minor and major celebrities from within a crypto group almost instantly.

Things don’t add up

He has academic background in crypto but was low profile for many years, yet now is a high-profile celebrity. Had academic achievement fabricated or unbelievably high.

Overly Orthodox or Unorthodox

Why is he overly politically correct and orthodox? No one challenges his character or intentions. If he is very unorthodox why is only one faction against him? Should some unorthodox guys despise him as well?

Achievements over Deeds

Why he fixated on his academic achievements over showcasing his moral integrity?

Henchmen Army

Why does he have such a mindless army of sycophants following him. Why is it very few followers defected on him spilling the beans?

Physical Appeal

Isn’t odd the suspected mole is very handsome or pretty? Perhaps physical appeal is another way to rope suckers in?

Very charismatic and can sway well.

Section 2: Realignment

The mole will attempt a realignment once gaining enough followers.

He is not the only mole?

Perhaps there is two more of them within one community. The people could get suckered and align with the lesser of the two evils.

It’s a diversion?

Perhaps there is a mole turf war it distract everyone so more nefarious actors can sneak in unnoticed.

Overriding the consensus (pre-consensus)

Perhaps a developer would plan to make major changes behind the consensus back to gain more influential power or control. Does his programming improvements justify instant passage, or are they low priority updates?

Overriding the consensus (copyrighted work)

The mole might attempt to force closed source work into the crypto community to seal a his spot in development. Harder to remove him as his code might need removal and coin would have to revert updates, if he revoked works rights after getting booted.

Changing the consensus (oligarchy)

A mole would like him and his close minions to only control the consensus.

Development Stonewalling?

A mole might try to remove anonymity from a coin and make it perform worst or even add vulnerabilities to appeal to his pro-government overlords.

Smear campaigning of former allies

He would want to flush out everyone who opposes him, including lukewarm allies. Fake information and armies of sockpuppets will smear his enemies until they bow out.

Section 3: The Fallout

The mole is very deceptive.

If he lies about everything you can’t dig truth from lies. Information should be found from more reliable sources.

Random enemies of his step down

Why were top critics exposed so badly they threw in the towel?

One mole flushed out but fallback was successful?

Don’t fall for the war of attrition. The lesser devil is still a devil.

Your Crypto Community goes full anti-Fungiablity and pro-KYC/pro-AML

Major Red Flag right there.

Major critics of the mole have a sudden change of heart

For the right price, bribery works well.