The “Bitcoin BTC playboy” that made it rain money over one of Hong-Kong‘s poorest neighborhoods has been handed a suspended penal complex sentence for the stunt.
Wong Ching-kit, additionally called “Coin Younger Grasp,” fessed up to the stunt and well-liked charges for “committing a nuisance in a public pickle,” South China Morning Post reviews. He has been given a sentence of 10 days imprisonment, suspended for 2 years.
Magistrate Leung Siu-ling said the promotional stunt “would possibly possibly without train appreciate turned grotesque when there were up to 300 folks on web page.”
Wong was as soon as arrested in December final 300 and sixty five days after acting on the center of a publicity stunt where he threw HK $a hundred ($thirteen) payments from the roof of a constructing in Kowloon district.
The Robin Hood-esque stunt although, was as soon as nothing more than guerrilla marketing to promote one of his cryptocurrency companies.
Wong has additionally been accused of fraud by a community of blockchain speculators after they purchased his supposedly “special” (but essentially, worthless) cryptocurrency mining machines.
It seems to be Wong’s exploits are costing him more than precise chilly exhausting money.
Printed July 22, 2019 — 09:fifty one UTC
July 22, 2019 — 09:fifty one UTC