- Wissam Al Mana, Janet Jackson's ex-husband, is now suing Facebook for defamation after a crypto scam used his image to promote itself on the social platform.
- Estimated to be worth around €1 billion, the Qatari business magnate does not operate any social media accounts.
- "Harmed investors" will have the options to receive a refund with interest through a claims process, or keep their tokens.
- The firm will also have to register its tokens as securities, file periodic reports with the SEC, and pay a $500,000 fine.
- From September 2017 to October 2018 Opporty raised around $600,000 from approximately 200 investors via SAFTs.
- The company claimed to have on-boarded thousands of “verified providers”, and had more than 17 million businesses in its database, both of which were untrue.
- The SEC alleges that Boaz Manor hid his past criminal conviction and misrepresented himself as "Shaun MacDonald".
- The defendants allegedly raised over $30 million in a fraudulent ICO, conducted in 2017 and 2018.