Trader bribes way to $7M profit on SatoshiVM token

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A crypto trader made $6.77 million in profit within three hours of the launch of the SatoshiVM token. The trader used a banana gun sniping tool to acquire the to-be-launched token first and then sold the newly launched token as the price increased, raking in nearly $7 million in profits.

The trader first bought 2.61 million SAVM with a total cost of 277.66 Ether (ETH) worth $681,000 using the banana gun trading bot. Banana Gun allows users to snipe presale tokens and trade crypto quickly. A trader can choose between “Manual Trade” and “Automatic Sniper,” where the fee for manual trades is 0.5%, while the automatic sniper feature charges a fee of 0.75%.

The Banana Gun trading bot was launched in September last year; however, the token’s price tanked 99% within three hours of the launch. The developers blamed a bug for the collapse. The trading bot has remained controversial ever since it launched, with several cases of mysterious vanishing of funds post-sniping.

The SAVM trader in question used the sniping method and paid 141.66 ETH to be the first one to buy the SAVM at the opening and managed to grab over 2.5 million.

Banana gun trading fee. Source: Etherscan

The user later sold 2.16 million tokens for $4.38 million and currently holds 450,000 SAVM tokens, estimated to be worth $3 million, left in 4 wallets. The user made over $7 million from the sale and $6.77 million in profits.

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The trader was lauded by many on X for the life-changing money he made using the banana gun tool. A few called him a legend, while others praised his willingness to pay 141 ETH in sniping fees.

A few members of the crypto community further speculated whether the trader behind the trade was an insider or a developer.