On February 26, alterations were made to the Ethereum Foundation website that subtly hinted at the possibility of a confidential investigation involving the foundation, as per the information available on the foundation's GitHub repository.

The changes, carried out by freelance Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) front-end developer Pablo Pettinari, involved the deletion of text that previously negated any confidential investigations targeting the foundation.

The precise wording that was removed has not been disclosed, but Pettinari's description on GitHub clarifies the reason behind this action.

He mentioned that the adjustment came in response to a voluntary enquiry from a state authority, which involved a confidentiality clause.

This move has sparked curiosity and concerns alike, yet no official explanation was offered regarding the sudden change or the nature of the investigation.