After Cancelling ICO, Crypto Startup Zwoop Filed for Administration: Report

The board of directors of cryptocurrency and e-commerce startup Zwoop reportedly filed for administration at the end of November last year.

The board of directors of cryptocurrency and e-commerce startup Zwoop reportedly filed for administration at the end of November last year. The news was revealed in an exclusive 文章 由專業 英國-based newspaper The Telegraph, Jan. 11.

According to anonymous sources cited in a report by tech news outlet 下一個Web, this move has left employees and suppliers of the company with unpaid wages and bills. Namely, the company allegedly owes one London-based marketing agency £42,000 (about $53,858) and a public relations firm £30,000 (about $38,470).

Zwoop — reportedly founded by 意大利 entrepreneur Alessandro Gadotti and raised $13 million from American billionaire Robert Friedland — 宣布 plans to launch its initial coin offering (ICO) in August last year. Later in September, it 聲明 that the ICO would be suspended until further notice, due to new legal advice received by the company.

The Next Web further reports that Zwoop had reportedly planned to raise an $30 million via its token sale, in addition to its previous venture capital funding. When the ICO was delayed, Gadotti reportedly quit the company, and an employee allegedly found $2 million worth of payments that were not able to be accounted for.

The company’s employees and Ivanhoe Capital — founded by Friedland and a key Zwoop stakeholder — reportedly confronted Gadotti, who denied the misuse of the startup’s funds and claimed that the disputed amount could be attributed to legitimate expenses.

Zwoop’s LinkedIn page explains that the company was developing an e-commerce assistant powered by the Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer vision and natural language processing technologies.

作為Cointelegraph 報導 in December last year, U.K.-based cryptocurrency payment platform also filed for administration, following a sudden outage that locked customer funds.

十一月2018, 消息破了 that major 美國 加密 採礦 - blockchain firm Giga Watt had filed for bankruptcy.

資料來源:Cointelegraph

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