Crypto lender Nexo has issued a cease and desist letter in an effort to silence an anonymous Twitter account.
The account, which styles itself in the third person as ‘Otter,’ published a series of tweets on June 26 claiming that Nexo’s co-founders had stolen funds from a charity. The tweets have generated thousands of likes and retweets.
Later the same day, Nexo published two items on its website — one of them a cease and desist letter taking aim at the Twitter account, the other a blog post that seeks to debunk some of the claims made by Otter.
The exchange comes at a moment of high tension for crypto lenders. Several large lending firms — notably Celsius and Babel — have halted withdrawals. Rival lender BlockFi got a $250 million bailout in the form of a revolving credit facility from FTX, the exchange, on June 21.
Nexo, which offers interest rates of 18% on crypto holdings, claims to serve more than four million customers. It has over $12 billion in assets, according to its website.