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Controversial Chinese Crypto Billionaire Joins Hong-Kong-Listed DLT Company

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:00
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Yuri Molchan
Li Xiaolai gets invited to join the board of a blockchain firm that went public through the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as a co-CEO
Controversial Chinese Crypto Billionaire Joins Hong-Kong-Listed DLT Company
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Grandshores Technology Group sends word that Li Xiaolai is about to work for them as an executive director, helping to supervise different projects connected to the open ledger technology, as well as the creation of a stablecoin backed by a fiat currency. He will be also working on trusted execution environment apps and do other crucial things for the firm.

Who is Li Xiaolai

The man is currently 46, and his reported net worth equals approximately $1 bln based on the estimates in October. The data comes from the Hurun firm that watches businessmen with top net worth in China and also around the world. He is also known to be the founder of venture investment firm BitFund in Beijing.

Li has recently put his funds into several blockchain-related businesses. He was also one of the people who founded Grand Shores Global Blockchain Ten-Billion Innovation Fund. This organization was created this spring to support startups dealing with innovations.

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Terms on which Li takes the invitation

At Grandshores, they have stated that the size of Li’s compensation is not definite yet, as the board is still to decide on it. Similarly, the period of his work will be defined later on. As per the conditions, he will occupy the aforementioned position until the next board meeting takes place. After that there will be re-elections, the results of which will determine whether he stays at or leaves the company.

The company intends to create a stablecoin that is linked to the Japanese native currency yen later in 2018 or at the start of 2019.

More about Xiaolai

Earlier this year, U.Today reported that Li Xiaolai took part in a scandal, insulting several crypto leaders in an audio recording which later emerged on the Web. Reportedly, Li called the leaders of world-famous platforms – Binance, Tron, Nem – cheaters and scammers.

The offended persons responded soon on social media, saying that “only a cheater can call other people cheaters”.

Later on, he apologized via the Chinese social network Weibo, but he only regretted that he had used a lot of curse words and insisted that what he said on the recording was true.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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