Investigation of Crypto-Currency Company Management Flags Regulatory Risks
Forward Risk was engaged by a potential investor to investigate and assess the professional histories and reputations of top management at a crypto-currency company.
Popular opinion, as espoused by crypto-currency blogs and forums, asserted that details of the managers’ background were impossible to find. However, Forward Risk’s team successfully pieced together their career histories using data points gleaned from German and Chinese public records and news media, archived corporate websites, and social media posts.
We further supplemented this engagement with human intelligence operations in Europe and East Asia.
Our work ultimately revealed several previously unreported findings, the most noteworthy of which included details regarding pressure on the subjects from regulators.