Crypto Billionaire to Lost 5.5k BTC Due to Fraud

Thai scammers convinced 22 yo Finnish crypto billionaire to invest in their 'investment' scheme
13 August 2018   782

The 22-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire lost more than 5,500 bitcoins after taking part in the investment scheme in Thailand. The case attracted public attention because of the possible participation of a Thai actor. This is reported by Bangkok Post.

A group of scammers in June 2017 persuaded Finnish businessman Aarni Otawa Saarimaa to invest in several Thai securities, a casino in Macau and a crypto currency called Dragon Coin.

Scammers claimed that Dragon Coin could be used in Macau casinos. In addition, they brought Saarimaa to this casino to demonstrate the legitimacy of their project. Saarimaa transferred 5 564 BTC to fraudsters.

In January, without receiving any income for his investments, Saarimaa filed a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division's (CSD), along with his local business partner, who believed that this investment scheme was fraudulent.

CSD began to investigate the case and stated that the group made no investment for Saarimaa, instead transferring all the bitcoins to Thai baht and placing these funds on seven bank accounts.

Although it is not clear when exactly the scammers sold the bitcoins, CSD announced that they raised about 800 million baht or about 24 million dollars.

Then followed a months-long investigation, according to which CSD began to suspect that the Thai film actor Jiratkisit "Boom" Jaravijit also took part in the fraudulent scheme - he was arrested last Wednesday.

In addition, the CSD stated that it suspects the actor's brother, Princess Jaravijit, as the "instigator" of this entire scheme. He left Thailand, traveling to South Korea, and then to the United States. According to the Bangkok Post, CSD is currently working with the US to track him down.

TenX to Confirm Founder's Relation to Lyoness Pyramid

From 2011 to 2015, Julian Hosp was a “member” of Lyoness
10 December 2018   73

Representatives of the blockchain start-up TenX confirmed that TenX founder Julian Josp was involved in the activities of the Austrian financial pyramid Lyoness.

TenX's Reddit report says that from 2011 to 2015, Julian Hosp was a “member” of Lyoness. In the company he was engaged in marketing, sales, held lectures for other participants of the company. However, at the end of 2015, Hosp broke all ties with Lyoness.

Earlier, The Financial Telegram reported that TenX Hosp tried to remove all public data linking it with Lyoness before the ICO project. However, according to TenX, Julian Hosp never concealed that he was associated with Lyoness and even wrote about it in his book “25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self (2015)".

We would also like to clarify that the stories contained in the online articles and Julian’s past affiliations with Lyoness bear no relevance to TenX, and TenX has had no connection, association and/or affiliation with Lyoness at any time.
 

TenX at Reddit

According to Breaker, Lyoness is recognized as an illegal fraudulent scheme by the Supreme Court of Switzerland, the Austrian civil court and the Norwegian Gambling Council. About the connection of Hosp with the project it became known thanks to the “training” video from Lyoness, allegedly voiced by his Julian.