Cryptocurrency mining CEO runs away with investors’ funds worth $35 millions

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July 31, 2018 by
Cryptocurrency mining CEO runs away with investors’ funds worth $35 millions

Financiers are obtaining daring, as well as they are searching for brand-new methods to obtain the most significant bang for their dollar. Cryptocurrency is one such method. But what happens if a crypto business that you delegate with your cost savings suddenly goes away off the face of the planet without a trace? One such event has actually emerged in Vietnam where the Chief Executive Officer of a cryptocurrency mining firm supposedly ran away with mutual fund worth $35 million and 600 computers.

The suspected fraudulence came to light last Monday when none of the financiers as well as board members can establish contact with Sky Mining firm’s Chief Executive Officer Le Minh Tam. A team of 20 investors has considering that submitted a joint grievance against the business at the Phú Nhuận District police station of the Ho Chi Minh City.

Inning accordance with a record, Sky Mining’s head workplace in Phu Nhuan District is no longer functional and also 600 computers which were made use of for crypto mining have been removed from its factory on the pretense of “upkeep job.”

The crypto mining business’s deputy chairman, Le Minh Hieu, seems unaware concerning CEO Tam’s whereabouts as well as his intentions. He thinks that Tam has fled to the US with the business’s funds. Hieu and his household are now dealing with hazards from the financiers.

“(The board) has actually reported this to the cops as well as revealed proof that we are innocent. We are victims also,” said Hieu, adding that CEO Tam was straight taking care of “rigs and storage space” of the cryptocurrency mining business.

On Wednesday, Tam apologised in his article on Skies Mining financiers’ team on Facebook. The missing out on Chief Executive Officer condemned the market’s unpredictability that evidently caused a radical drop in mining gear value, sustaining heavy losses. He advised his financiers to go to Skies Mining’s office to recuperate their loan, yet it was found to be in a deserted state.

“My last option is to stay hidden from public to shield my life,” he said in his apology, adding that he would ultimately proclaim bankruptcy.

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