Chapter 9. Investors blame Tikhonov and Kontorovich are indignant. And getting ready to flee from Russia?
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Imagine that you are the founders of a startup thatalready collected a decent amount of money from enthusiastic citizens. What are you going to do? Saw the project to the end without guarantees of success and knowing that millions have already been collected? Or imitate the activity and no less actively master the collected cryptocurrency for personal needs? And then the second round of ICO, to “skin” naive citizens in the second round?
The vast majority of crypto start-ups didopt for the second option. So what if it looks like a financial pyramid - you have to live here and now! And then they will plant them ... If at all they will plant them. Therefore, some immediately after the training they wrote the word "penis" and gave them slippers in an unknown direction. But most imitated activities until a certain time, and then committed exit scam. Also on the training manual of financial pyramids of the 90s. What it looks like - just read the materials in "Cryptocriticism" (Zen, Telegram, Smart-lab).
IMPORTANT NOTE! A throw in business and attraction to financial pyramids almost always starts with relatives and friends. Because scammers have no reason to believethat relatives and friends will not be able to take revenge due to the fact that first you will have to relate family ties and friendship to write off at a loss. This is a complex process in itself and for many simply irresistible. And only at its completion will a person be ready to pack up and strike back. Therefore, if friends and relatives are trying to ruin you, then you should treat them at least as strangers. And it’s better right away as to enemies. This will save you a lot of time, effort, money and nerves. The entire experience of Cryptocriticism clearly speaks of this.
And by the way, the current financial pyramids have long been a service and infrastructure for people to throw each other on their own.
It is easy to guess that even in MARK.SPACE, after receiving crypto-money for crypto-wallets, they strongly thought about whether it was necessary to fulfill their promises. therefore participants were the first to suffer bounty programs. They promised one volume of tokens - they allocated 20 times less. In the end, the tokens were released - the tokens were taken. Why share with the plebs now?
Then, after the final drop in the floor of the token price and the lack of intelligible news about the development of the project MARK.SPACE awarded a special die "The creator of the topic is a scammer" on the main cryptocurrency forum Bitcointalk. She is issued for "exceptional merit" in relations with investors.
Further discussion of MarkSpace takes place in CryptoScam Chat, where many interesting details come up.
</em>For example, about it was about an unplanned additional issue of tokens, which was quickly merged on the exchanges and, probably, someone from Markspace made good money on this. And the fact that this clearly violates the rules of token sale - yes to hell with these rules!
Denis Polulyakhov, through the "parliamentarian", tried to express his disagreement, but they threw him in a panama hat in response.
</em>Moreover, a person joins the dialoguenamed after Cyril, who called himself one of the first investors of MarkMody / ParkMark. And which Mark.Space called "scam since 2013." Moreover, he was clearly familiar with Trotzyuk-Altstein.
Well, the Mark.Space adviser also found a good info. What project is such an adviser. Not surprised.
In general, to attract the attention of Cryptoscamchatand the CryptoMusic channel was a bad idea (although Cryptocritic remembers his ugly file with the famous SONM scam). But this was not the end of bad news for Malkin, Tikhonov, Kontorovich and Co.
Shitcoinoffering article releasedMARK.SPACE throws three-time Stanley Cup winner 4 million". Malkin in the title and in the preview image. And with a ton of photos of Tikhonov and Kontorovich inside. And since the article was in English, this meant that the information could reach a wide range of foreign investors and regulators.
Well, in the end, the “hamsters” began to suspect something on their own ...
However, they warned you that you need to merge tokens as soon as thiswill be possible. And it’s better not to go into this project at all. For example, an article dated March 12, 2018 on AllCrypto. Bad VR, bad crypto - where is it much clearer?
Especially since revealed fraud with a non-existent partnership with LandRover - like a cherry on a cake. In turn, we asked the Moscow representative office of Adidas for a partnership with MarkSpeys - there, too, about the project is not in the know. However, lying about partnerships is generally an ICO classic.
Publications did not pass unnoticed by YanaKontorovich and Anton Tikhonov. On August 29, 2019, they hastened outlining their vision of the situation in Cryptoscamchat. At the same time, they decided to threaten with criminal prosecution for libel. Also a classic. As if you write not very laudatory about ICO - the founders immediately resort and threaten to plant. Experiencing, you see.
Selected quotes from the above by Jana and Anton:
“Before posting an article about the investment of Evgeni Malkin, they personally checked the information and independently went to Eugene to get his comments. "
“The main lie of your source is that no one deceived him. Eugene didn’t like your article very much either and he is ready to personally confirm that there were no fraudulent actions against him, and the information in the article is just slander ”
"We do not run GitHub and this is an urgent requirement of our service station. And we never hid this. While we are not ready to share developments. They were very expensive for us. "
“There are many reasons: and the binding of prices to ETH, BTC, and “crypto winter”, and the lack of liquidity on exchanges, and mistakes in marketing and working with the community, and much more. But if you want to accuse us of selling tokens on the exchange, then this is simply categorically unacceptable! The project did not sell a single token on the exchange after the token saleI assure you, and we are ready to prove it if we consider it necessary. ”
“The fall in the price of ETH and BTC is also a majorthe cause of the funding crisis of the project, because we did not receive USD, cryptocurrencies, and, for the most part, it was ETH, which fell in price from about 5 to 19 times compared to the price during the token sale. Of course, the drop in the value of the fund raised, expressed in USD, greatly influenced the speed of the project. ”
“About Anton. Yes, indeed, he is my husband. Yes, he originally came up with this project and worked on it. But when we went international, he handed over control to me since My education and knowledge of a foreign language was obviously important for successful development. Anton became my main adviser. Yes, one of the reasons, but not the only reason we called the MARK project, is the birth of a son. ”
“We are doing everything in our power and are committed to the cause by 300%. If desired welcome to our office, get to know each other, look at our developments, maybe talk with Eugene (most likely by phone), ask any questions you may have and understand that SCAM and fraud is certainly not about us. We are open for dialogue! ”
“If you do not go to meet us Eugene and I will be forced to make an official statement, where your article for the most part will simply crumble and it turns out that we are no longer SCAM, but you, because you publish unverified information ... "
“In the end, because you wrote that we were scam, people developed thoughts even further. AND they wrote about Malkin that he was dragged into a scam project. He came to our office, he is generally shocked by what they write about us and about him. ”
“If you do not, then Yana and Malkin will make an official statement, that the fact that he was thrown and deceived (and the article came out mostly about this) is all a lie. And then the article will smell like a very large scam. This is the first the second - we will sue you and the publication for disseminating false information. ”
And you know what's interesting? There are still no statements. But there is an advertisement for the sale. Hmmmmm ... There seems to be no statement.
The MMM policy series is symptomatic. History joked gracefully. But it’s interesting to find out where Yana and her family are going? To Thailand, in whose embassy did she and Anton already visit?
The normal choice is to sit out the hustle and bustle. And there is a crypto where to exchange easily. The main thing in this business is not to get into thermorectal cryptanalysis, like a blogger in Phuket.
Chapter 10. Where is the money?
While Yana Kontorovich is wondering where to emigrate (she has already decided the issue with the sale of Lexus), we will consider one interesting fact.
Owned by CEO MARK.SPACE Lexus LX570 was purchased at the end of March 2018. Estimated cost - 7 million rubles. One month after the end of the ICO. Lexus will be sold on September 25, 2019.. Less than a month after publishing with CryptoMusic and Cryptoscamchat. Interesting what coincidences.
Let's make a couple of assumptions:
one) There will be no joint statement by Malkin and Kontorovich. Yana dumps property that impedes emigration (Has the traffic police paid off fines? otherwise the border guards will not let go)
2) The money collected at the ICO went not only to the development of Markspace, but also to buy a car for Jan. However, such behavior in the crypto-party and among “typical startups” was the norm.
2a) We can assume that Yana was able to allow the luxury SUV to work in addition to Mark.Space. Here are just unloading from SPARK on legal entities, where it is present more likely testifies to "eating up" investor money. No, of course, Yana could set a big salary for herself and save up - but this also somehow smacks of waste, no?
Moreover, 9 months after the ICO, before the new year, Anton Tikhonov will have a new black Mercedes E-class. Estimated purchase price - 3.5 million rubles. Coincidence again?
In general, we need to figure out how the money was collected on the token sale and how it was spent. Suddenly, our assumptions are fundamentally wrong.
How is token sale, if very rude: the organizers start their own special crypto wallet, then with the help of a smart contract (if simple, a set of scripts) tokens are given out to the hamsters instead of the sent bitcoins and ethers and it is fixed to whom, how much and at what price. If there are several types of tokens, then what rights are assigned to them. All this business takes place on the startup website or on a special page dedicated to the ICO. Various measures to prevent fraud, hacks, arbitrary actions of the organizers and other unpleasant things are hung from above. And also additional scripts for processing user data - for example, so as not to sell tokens to people who are not from the “white list”. All this will traditionally contain holes, backdoors, govnokod and work through the ass with a bunch of jambs. And half of the above will also be outsourced without proper control. They will put a bolt on the long-suffering KYC / AML or hold it purely for a show - because there is not so much “clean” money in the crypt, but money is needed.
Actually, this was how the technical part of a typical token sale was arranged in the era of the ICO boom that has died now. The question remained: who owns the wallet? BUT it is owned and / or controlled by usually very specific individuals, because the crypto put on the balance of a legal entity -that one is still an attraction. Well, in the end - why? It’s one thing - the collected money is controlled by the office, and another thing is when you are personally. These, you know, are two big differences. Which, of course, periodically ended with fraud and squabbles for loot followed by ships like in Tezos - but who stopped it?
Therefore, in search of the dough, it would be wise to look at what happened in the foreign legal entities of Markspace: MarkSpace OU (Estonia) and Mark.Space PTE (Singapore). And who owns them at all.
According to documents valid during the ICO, markspace.io domain was owned by a new Singapore legal entity. Remember this. And who owned the company itself? We climb on bizfile.gov.sg.
Kontorovich - 65%, Malkin - 20%, Ershov(co-founder of Mark.Space) - 5%, Shlyapin (technical director of Mark.Space) - 5%. Judging by the shares, then Yana and Eugene should be responsible for everything that happened. And here neither Polulyakhov nor Tikhonov are on the list. Hmm, this is kind of weird. Not only are people negotiating with contractors and investors, but also the domain was on Anton, not on a Singapore company. It’s awkward for investors, isn’t it?
However, we are very interested in the domain. We are interested in money. But here's the problem: Bizfile is unable to order the company's financial report. Company profile - please report - not allowed. There is simply no such active button. And we are almost ready to spend 50 Singapore dollars.
Let's assume why this happened. Probably ... (drum roll!) Because the report either did not give up or “null” gave up. What does "the legal entity did NOT actually conduct commercial activities and money transactions did NOT go through it"
What further can be assumed? Probably that ... (drum roll again!) money from ICO did not come to him at all. But where did they go? Here I would very much like to ask Anton Tikhonov. About wallet with the address 1MSkmmqcVDjSjLJFzuq8o6YaJXuQPFiJs2. And about the previous wallet, too. And what was there for almost 99 bitcoins with 1160 transactions. And why is it much less than the declared 22 million?
However, there was still an Estonian legal entity, right? But, firstly, it will appear after the ICO - June 28, 2018. And secondly ... it seems it is also completely empty! Yana, what's up ?! And where is the money ?!
The channel of the Cryptomuzhik and its Cryptoscamchat also did not remain aloof from the search for the missing cryptobubble. And here is what they found (one, two, three):
For convenience, we will remove the mentioned purses with separate links:
Those who wish can delve into them independently and look for patterns. And for some reason, it seems to us that all this indicates that crypto money were used a little inappropriate way. And if they came to product development, then obviously not all.
Moreover, since the collected funds seem to have passed by legal entities, we can assume that Tikhonov, Polulyakhov, Kontorovich or someone else MARK.SPACE dragged part of the received cryptocurrency to crypto exchangersof which Moscow City is abundant. Marxspace's office in Moscow City is also convenient. So what is next brought it all to the cache, that is, cashed. Because no obvious traces of receipt are visiblea sufficient amount of money for Russian legal entities from reporting to SPARK. And where it’s cashed out, there, from the point of view of the state, there is usually a laundering of money obtained by criminal means. After all, crypts didn’t bother much when they received KYC / AML, right? And all this, of course, as part of an organized criminal community - because more than one person worked in Marxspace.
What do you say about this version, Eugene Malkin? And what do you think about your partners and the hockey fraternity? Did your colleagues and partners share your collected ICO with you? And if so, how much? We have a lot of questions.
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