The Lithuanian start-up Prodeum, which promised to "bring blockchain to fruits and vegetables," after an ICO disabled the website. Twitter users noticed the message that appears instead of start-up's lending page.
a shitcoin startup called Prodeum just exitscammed with millions of investor dollars and left them the following message on their site pic.twitter.com/q5R4QAxvwU
— ambidextrous layup guy (@thelateempire) January 28, 2018
Produm was suggested as a technology that was supposed to open to consumers all information about a fruit or vegetable of interest to them by scanning a special QR code. For start-ups, traders and marketers, the startup offered tracking and demand analysis capabilities.
ICO Prodeum started on January 20 and was due to finish on March 13, 2018. As part of the campaign, it was planned to attract 2000 - 5000 ETH (about $ 2.5-6 million at the current exchange rate). According to ICOWatchlist, before the disappearance, the project sold about 18% of tokens ( around $0.5M ).
At the same time, a number of users claim that Prodeum managed to raise $ 6 million in eight days.
There are doubts about the success of Prodeum: there were fewer than 200 people signing up for the startup's page on Twitter, and the purported wallet of the project is almost empty - it may have been emptied after the site was deleted.
In addition, users noticed that the Prodeum site used fake photos of the team, as well as photos of girls who advertised the project with inscriptions on their bodies.