Dutch Crypto Startup Founder Busted

Komodore64 said they developed blockchain games and sold $86 000 000 worth K64 tokens, but investors don't receive any profit
13 November 2019   462

Dutch police arrested the founder of blockchain startup Komodore64, who allegedly raised $ 86 million from private investors. The company has already filed for bankruptcy, and investors and employees accuse it of fraud, according to Sprout.

Komodore64 developed blockchain games and invited investors to invest in the K64 native token. One of the investors, the newspaper writes, lost 600 thousand euros. As soon as partners and employees publicly stated that they had not received the promised fees, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Founder Sam Narain allegedly convinced investors that the startup supported the banking giant Goldman Sachs, but a group of bank representatives at one of the meetings turned out to be fraudulent.

In recent weeks, Narain has been living in the Hague Hilton, where he was hiding from angry investors. The names of his possible accomplices are still unknown, as is the fate of money.

Employees claim that only a party in honor of the launch of the project cost tens of thousands of euros.

SEC to Accuse Shopin in $42M Worth ICO Scam

The Commission believes the actions of Shopic during the ICO was the offering or unregistered securities
12 December 2019   92

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Shopin and its CEO Eran Eyal of cryptocurrency cheating on investors during the initial offer of $ 42 million tokens.

According to the SEC, the actions of Eyal and his company were an unregistered offer of securities in the form of Shopin tokens.

Eyal told investors that the funds raised would be used to create a blockchain platform for storing and tracking profiles of online store customers. In addition, he lied about existing partnerships with retailers, the agency said.

The problem is that Shopin never created a system, says the regulator.

Instead, Eyal appropriated more than $ 500,000 for personal use, including a dating service.

SEC accused Eyal and Shopin of violating securities laws. The regulator requested the court to oblige the accused to return the illegally appropriated funds with interest and payment of fines. In addition, the SEC has proposed banning Eyalu from acting as an official in any offer of securities or tokens.

In a statement, the SEC also recalled that the prosecutor’s office in 2018 accused Eyal of appropriating $ 600 thousand of investor funds to his previous company Springleap.