Internal war breaks out at DefiLlama as 'rogue' employees reject token plan

Quick Take

  • An internal war has broken out between employees at DefiLlama over the data company’s future.
  • In a statement, the corporation said it plans “resolve things privately and amicably.”

A pseudonymous employee of DefiLlama, 0xngmi, forked a version of the blockchain data platform after accusing the company's founders of launching a token without support.  

"There is an ongoing attempt to launch a token that does not represent us," 0xngmi said on Twitter, while verifying on-chain that their account had not been hacked. "We don't want to be associated with it."  

The DeFi platform hinted yesterday at a token airdrop on Twitter after celebrating its aggregator platform hitting $5 billion in volume. The decision to launch the token went against the wishes of most of the team, according to two DefiLlama contributors on Twitter. 0xngmi also added that the person pushing for the token was in control of the website and Twitter account. 

“Long story short, there was someone planning to launch a LLAMA token without approval of a single person on the DeFiLlama team,” said Tendeeno, a contributor to