One of Hong Kong’s poorest areas bore witness to a Bitcoin millionaire throwing a flurry of bank notes from the top of a skyscraper on Saturday.
The incident was captured on video and has garnered thousands of views across social media. The video depicts a man throwing hundreds of millions of HKD bank notes from a roof top. Asiacryptotoday have reported that the individual is Wong Ching Kit, 24, and that following the incident, he was arrested for “public disorder”.
They also stated that while Wong made his fortune through cryptocurrency, he has a nefarious reputation for being a “scammer” and a “conman.”
The South China Morning Post reported that the incident occurred at Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po. Police were dispatched to the scene and advised civilians to not pick up the money that had floated down from the building.
According to the South China Morning Post, Wong is believed to be the owner of Epoch Cryptocurrency, a Facebook page dedicated to promoting cryptocurrency. Though as Asiacryptotoday stated, Wong has fallen under scrutiny for running a pyramid-type scheme before.
He's not a Bitcoin Millionaire. He is running a pyramid-like scheme well known in the community. Disappointed this is getting so much uncritical attention https://t.co/FSguI7sSkm
— Leo Weese 獅 草地 (@LeoAW) December 16, 2018
Whilst this Bitcoin millionaire has indeed gathered worldwide attention for his public stunt, it has been cited across the web that he does not deserve attention for the stunt, and rather should be scrutinised for a lack of transparency and honesty in his previous ventures.
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