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Tom Holland's X gets hacked as scammers promote fake spider coin

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By Jessy Sloan - - 5 Mins Read
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Tom Holland as Spider Man | YT

Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Tom Holland, just got caught by a web. Nah, it's not like a spider web but rather the web of internet scams and the murky world of cryptocurrency heists.

Yep, you read that right—our beloved webslinger found himself tangled in a web of deceit in the Twitterverse. 

It all went down on Tom Holland's official Twitter account (@TomHolland2013), which boasts a massive following of over 7 million fans.

Out of nowhere, a strange tweet appeared, claiming that Holland was launching a new cryptocurrency called "Spiderverse" in partnership with the Binance exchange.

As if that wasn't bizarre enough, the hacked account also shared a sketchy link, urging unsuspecting followers to get "early access" to the so-called SPIDER cryptocurrency and Spiderverse NFTs.


Screenshot of the fake X post
Fake X post by scammers who hacked Tom Holland's page | X


Now, we all know our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is more into web-slinging than Web3.

Thankfully, the fishy post was swiftly removed from Holland's profile, but not before causing a stir among his dedicated fan base.

Marvel's into the NFT realm

While Tom Holland's supposed "Spiderverse" crypto project was undoubtedly a scam, it's worth noting that the Marvel universe has already dipped its toes into the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and Web 3.

Back in 2021, AMC Theatres teamed up with Sony Pictures to offer thousands of Spider-Man: No Way Home NFTs to moviegoers who purchased tickets in advance. Talk about a web-slinging collectible!

Before that, a New Zealand-based NFT company called VeVe also released Spider-Man NFTs, including a digital copy of the very first Marvel comic from 1939.

Just this year, the Ethereum-powered platform VeVe launched NFT comics featuring our favorite Marvel heroes, such as Spider-Man and the X-Men.

Fans React to the Twitter Hack

Naturally, Tom Holland's fans were equal parts confused and amused by the unexpected crypto shenanigans on his Twitter account.

Many found it highly unlikely that the actor, known for his minimal social media presence, would suddenly endorse a cryptocurrency project.

Speculation ran rampant, with some wondering if the account had indeed been hacked. 

The plot thickened when Holland's bio was updated with a suspicious link, and a selfie of an unidentified individual appeared on his feed, captioned with a reference to the early 2000s Spider-Man movie.

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Fans couldn't help but marvel (pun intended) at the audacity of the alleged hacker.

While some expressed relief that Holland hadn't actually ventured into the crypto world, others jokingly pondered why the hacker didn't seize the opportunity to tease a hypothetical "Spider-Man 4" project instead of a lame crypto scam.

As the dust settles, one thing is clear: our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man may have dodged a crypto bullet this time, but who knows what web-slinging adventures await him in the ever-evolving digital realm?