A new startup cryptocurrency company disappeared with millions and left the word “penis” scribbled on its website. Prodeum, a not-so-popular cryptocurrency project built on Ethereum, claimed to be from Lithuania.
The company said it’s developing a system to use blockchain for agricultural products, like vegetables and fruits. It uses the crypto technology to ascertain the delivery of fresh vegetables, with its own coin offering.
Prodeum left the word "penis" on its website.
Many reports stated that the company has scammed millions from its investors, but it’s still unclear how much the amount really is.
The website, which has been taken down, said:
“Ever since 1990, fruits and vegetables have been tracked with PLUs which allow retailers to be able to determine the variety and type of product without needing to do a visual inspection.”
“While PLU codes have helped us keep track of inventory, they don’t do much to help the consumer.”
The company apparently wanted to change standards in price look-up (PLU) codes.
It wants to show the detailed history of the product along with pricing data.
It said that the company wanted to do this because of the growth of consumers who are now health-conscious since they want to know where their fruits and vegetables came from.
It’s unclear how many investors were scammed, but some reports that the damage is just minimal, only making $3,000.
Furthermore, close inspection of the company has shown that the founders themselves were fake. Their profiles on LinkedIn have been deleted and they have used fake names and photos.
The company was a vegetable-based cryptocurrency firm.
No matter how tempting a new company is, particularly if it’s part of the booming cryptocurrency, people should be vigilant about where they invest their money. There’s no harm in doing some research and looking for legit sites or cryptocurrency companies.
However, despite having legit companies out there, there are still many that lure investors into putting money into the company, and later on, leaving the victims hanging with their hard-earned money.
Dutch Police Confiscate Expensive Clothes from People Who Look Too Poor to Wear Them
All in hopes of reducing crime
The police in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands are taking a novel and controversial approach to reducing crime in their neighborhoods. In a trial scheme, police officers will start confiscating expensive-looking clothes and jewellery from people who look too poor to wear them and won't be able to prove how they legally obtained the items. They are particularly targeting gangs composed of young men.
The officers will be asking questions about how the suspects got their pricey clothes and accessories. The police will be on the lookout for items like Rolex watches, Gucci jackets, and the like. If the suspects fail to provide clear answers, especially as to how they paid for the merchandise, the officers will then confiscate the items.
The program will run for a limited time and will be done in collaboration with the public prosecution department.
A Real-Life ‘Iron Throne’ May Be Hidden Inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid
It’s reportedly carved from an ancient solid metal meteorite.
Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic claims a real-life Iron Throne may be hidden inside Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, near Cairo. According to the expert, the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is hidden in a secret chamber deep within the pyramid. Scientists discovered the large internal structure in November.
Experts believe the throne may have been carved from the core of a meteorite. Ancient Egyptians were known to use meteoritic iron in different artifacts, including the famous King Tut's dagger. They also found ancient text that supports the existence of the Iron Throne.
The discovery of the Iron Throne was made by using cosmic-ray imaging.
Jet Airways Flight Attendant Attempts to Smuggle $500,000 Through Her Shoes and Makeup
She was so busted.
There's no limit to the ways in which a smuggler will attempt to get cash and other illegal items out of the country. Unfortunately, it doesn't work all the time. This is what a flight attendant from Jet Airways discovered when she was caught trying to smuggle nearly $500,000 in cash. The bills were stuffed under her shoes and make-up.
25-year-old Devshi Kulshreshtha was on duty on a flight leaving Delhi for Hong Kong. Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted the flight, which was supposed to leave at 2 am.