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  • Steven Seagals Bitcoin Knockoff Sounds Sketchy as Hell

    first_img“Celebrities and others are using social media networks to encourage the public to purchase stocks and other investments,” the statement reads. “These endorsements may be unlawful if they do not disclose the nature, source, and amount of any compensation paid, directly or indirectly, by the company in exchange for the endorsement. Celebrities who endorse an investment often do not have sufficient expertise to ensure that the investment is appropriate and in compliance with federal securities laws. Conduct research before making investments, including in ICOs.”So yeah, probably don’t invest in this one, folks. I like Seagal well enough, but I have no faith in him as a financial… anything.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bitcoin is probably a scam. If you disagree, that’s cool, but it’s your money. And, if you strike it big, you can tell me off. But, with that said, this market is definitely starting to get… uh… weird?90s action star Steven Seagal is, apparently, working on the second generation of Bitcoin, dubbed, hilariously, Bitcoiin 2nd Generation. Seagal’s official twitter account said as much, and there was an accompanying press release, claiming that the system would be based on the Ethereum blockchain.Making matters worse, the account also offered up this image showing their affiliate payout schedule. I dunno about you, but that looks an awful lot like a pyramid scheme.So, to recap: there are two “i”s in the name, for some reason, 2nd gen BitCoin is ostensibly based on Etherum (why?), the fact that Seagal is involved at all (again, why?), and the attached affiliate chart is exactly a pyramid scheme.Credit: Steven SeagalIf this isn’t already sending off like a million alarm bells, then you might want to reread all that. And again. Until it sticks.The affiliate payouts will only be for the initial coin offering, or ICO — essentially one of the few times it’s not the absolute worst idea to buy into a new cryptocurrency. The problem, of course, is that with these sorts of deals, it’s easy to promise massive returns, but almost impossible to guarantee. If you throw in a few bucks you don’t mind losing, great. If you’re betting a lot more on it, though, you’re almost certainly being taken for a ride. Thankfully, this one is pretty transparent.“As a Buddhist, Zen teacher, and healer,” the attached press release reads, “Steven lives by the principles that the development of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual man. He believes that what he does in his life is about leading people into contemplation to wake them up and enlighten them in some manner. These are precisely the objectives of the Bitcoiin2Gen to empower the community by providing a decentralized P2P payment system with its own wallet, mining ecosystem and robust blockchain platform without the need of any third party.”If that isn’t a buncha words that mean basically nothing, I don’t know what is.Of course, the internet is having a field day, making plenty of cracks, but this type of offering may well be illegal. The SEC, which is typically in charge of investigating insider trading and similar financial crimes, made a statement about celebrity endorsements of cryptocurrencies last year.What if there was a cryptographically secured distributed ledger for tracking roundhouse kicks to the face https://t.co/yHrFJfgZ1Y— Tom Gara (@tomgara) February 20, 2018 Cops Raid Suspected Pot House, Find Cryptomining Operation InsteadBitcoin Bomb Threat Scam Disrupts Businesses Across US, Canada Looks like the cryptocurrency market is…………Under Siege https://t.co/I6LQ2Q1h1X— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 19, 2018center_img Finally, the cryptocurrency endorsed by zen master and Russian diplomat Steven Seagal that we’ve all been waiting for https://t.co/OsXmW32fOW— max seddon (@maxseddon) February 19, 2018 Stay on targetlast_img read more