Scammer to Start 'Money Rain' in Hong Kong

Earlier it was reported that 'money rain' was started by crypto billionaire
18 December 2018   1359

Previously, it was reported that 'cryptocurrency millionaire' Wong Ching Keet started the "rain" of money in one of the poorest areas of Hong Kong. As it turned out, Wong is well known to the local community, and not in the best light.

Hong Kong's Bitcoin Association President Leonard Weese, in a conversation with CCN, said that 24-year-old Wong, who was detained by police immediately after organizing this performance, is not a cryptocurrency millionaire and made a fortune at the financial pyramid.

He’s not a Bitcoin Millionaire. He is running a pyramid-like scheme well known in the community. Disappointed this is getting so much uncritical attention.
 

Leonard Weese

President, Hong Kong Bitcoin Association

According to earlier media reports, Wong organized a large financial pyramid that guaranteed more than four times more investment. He was arrested and found guilty of stealing mobile phones in 2012 when he worked as a swimming instructor.

In 2017, Wong was tied up with the so-called “London gold trading scam”, where women brokers were invited to attract investors without any prospects for a refund.

The girls claimed to be successful investment consultants. They also displayed a posh lifestyle on social media by showing off deluxe cars and watches. Some victims hadn’t even met the so-called financial stars before they agreed to open accounts, signed documents to authorise brokers to trade on their behalf and passed the account password to the girls.
 

Marina Yin Hiu-yu

Chief inspector,  Hong Kong’s Commercial Crime Bureau

Even then, many investors suspected that Wong was associated with this and other similar schemes.

Recently, he started promoting cryptocurrencies minners worth more than $ 3,000, which exceeds the average price for equipment of a similar purpose.

The young man has given media interviews under various monikers, promoting investment products, including a HK$27,500 computer he claimed could be used for cryptocurrency mining. Company search reports showed Wong owns a company called Coin’s Group. The firm was initially called Oscar Holding Group in 2017 but the name was changed on July 3 this year.
 

South China Morning

Presumably, most of the wealth of Wong came to him from the organization of various fraudulent schemes.

Numerous scandals involving Wong have been actively covered over the past five years in the local media. Obviously, the “act of charity”, committed by him on Sunday, which according to one sources is estimated at $ 300,000, and others - at $ 12 million, was not funded by successful investments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Bitwise to Withdraw Bitcoin ETF Application

The application was filled a year ago, company met with regulator 8 times and prepared more than 500 pages of documents
15 January 2020   152

Bitwise Asset Management, a digital asset management company, has withdrawn an application to launch a Bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund (ETF).

On Tuesday, Bitwise sent a notice to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where it announced that it had made such a decision "in the public interest and investor protection."

We did indeed withdraw the application. This is a procedural step, and we intend to refile our application at an appropriate time.

 

Matt Hougan

Global head of research at Bitwise

He also noted that his firm is currently “working hard” to answer the SEC questions in the 112-page commentary on the initial application.

We remain fully committed to the development of a bitcoin ETF.

 

Matt Hougan

Global head of research at Bitwise

Bitwise has applied for the launch of the Bitcoin ETF in January 2019. Since then, the company met with the regulator eight times and prepared 500 pages of documentation with arguments in favor of approving its proposal.