It's easy money for someone, isn't it?
"Hey guys, any idea how we could profit from this $4 billion marketcap coin that we happen to be core developers of? I mean Garza
bought rented fancy cars with some shitcoin, we can surely do better".
"Hmmm. Let's split into two groups, one announces a hard fork, another plays dumb, scare everyone into selling, then we merge our patches and look like heroes saving the day. Oh, and cash in the coins we just happened to leverage into yesterday."
The above is completely fictional of course. Any similarities to real life entities are totally coincidental.