Something I've been thinking about for awhile now is what happens to all the money people speculate on the ABC chain futures if at the last minute he removes the IFP code and doesn't fork. Well CoinFLEX has the following in it's contract "If the coin does not exist by November 18th, 2020, the contract will be cash settled early at a price of $0." So it appears that if there is no fork then the exchange just keeps the money.
If the money is kept by the exchange then just put your tinfoil hat on for a minute. What if this whole thing is a stunt by Amaury working with an exchange to split that money? The 8% might not be the end goal but an exit with a lump sum of futures money might be. If he wants out it's possible.
Now even if this isn't the case what is to keep someone else from pulling the same thing on BCH or any other coin? Just what we need another way for scammers to make money off of crypto. There are definitely exchanges out there shady enough to get involved with something like this.