On Wednesday, investors of a new startup were made to panic after Savedroid CEO Yassin Hakkir tried to be clever with what has now been termed as a marketing stunt gone wrong as it’s CEO jeopardizes ICO.
He thought it was a clever ploy to raise awareness on ICO scams but was not well received by investors.
The guy at the centre of the controversy is Yassin Hakkir the CEO of Savedroid who on Wednesday sent shivers down spines of his ICO investors after he posted a picture of himself on the beach with the caption ‘And Its Gone’ on the website.
At the headquarters of the startup, the offices were empty. Theo Goodman, a bitcoin enthusiast visited the offices of the startup yesterday and posted pictures of the empty spaces adding that nobody was present at the company offices. The CEO was also supposed to attend and speak at a Frankfurt event on Tuesday of this week but didn’t show up.
A day later, Yassin has come out to reassure investors that all is well but they are having none of it with many equally pissed off as they thought their money was gone.
One Twitter user by the name @CryptoCharge who claims to have been involved in the startup’s ICO since the presale stage expressed his anger on twitter saying it’s a really bad idea for a fintech company to make fun of its investors.
If the Saveroid CEO Yassin Hakkir was trying to raise awareness about ICO scams as he claims, then he chose the wrong strategy and as it stands, he has jeopardized his company.
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