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Cardano Foundation Is Not Involved in Promoting ADA to Rich Chinese Farmers: Charles Hoskinson

Sun, 07/05/2020 - 18:15
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Alex Dovbnya
IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson says the events that are promoting Cardano in China are illegal
Cardano Foundation Is Not Involved in Promoting ADA to Rich Chinese Farmers: Charles Hoskinson
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Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, has taken to Twitter to distance himself from a multi-level marketing (MLM) campaign that is promoting Cardano (ADA) in China.  

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According to Hashkey Hub’s head of marketing Mo Li, his photo was used to promote ADA to old people.    

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Hoskinson claims that the event is just a scam meant to suck money out of rich Chinese farmers.

Its organizers are not related to the IOHK, and they didn’t get permission to use Cardano’s pictures and logos.  

Moreover, he criticized Li for implying that this MLM scheme was somehow related to Cardano’s recent price rally.

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The ADA cryptocurrency is currently up a whopping 460 percent from its 2020 low of $0.01768 that was logged on March 13. 

In his initial tweet, Li alleged that Cardano was able to climb to sixth place on CoinGecko due to the ‘shilling’ campaign in China.  

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