Cointed / Optioment Investigations

Optioment is one of the largest crypto-scams in Europe with about €100 million investors paid into the scheme. It developed into an international criminal case with Austrian crypto-entrepreneur, Christopher Rieder and his crypto company Cointed involved as suspects. It appears that Cointed’s ATM and exchange services were used to transfer investors funds to Optioment and funneled back for Cointed’s expansion. Rieder embarked on a long business trip when Optioment fell apart.

Read here the current summary of the Fintelegram investigations.


All Telegrams in the Cointed / Optioment Investigation

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Bitcoin Scam Optioment – Criminal Charges filed against 3 Austrians

Austrian authorities asked Interpol to support them track down suspects in the Optioment Bitcoin scam that blew up last year and may have hit hundreds of investors. The prosecutors’ office in Vienna is confronted with “hundreds of complaints” about the Optioment scheme that have been filed at police stations across the country, and which add ...
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Cointed Involvement in Optioment Scam?

The Austrian derStandard reported that the Vienna law firm Lansky filed a complaint to the Austrian prosecutor claiming the the founder and CEO of Cointed was involved in the Optioment scam. According to the complaint the founder of Cointed, Christopher Rieder, was one of the designers of Optioment's business model. Cointed just recently finished its ...
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The Network around Cointed and Optioment and Charli AHO and Christopher Rieder

The Cointed – Optioment Connections

The Optioment investment scheme is probably one of the largest scams that happened so far in the Bitcoin environment. According to several reports and some criminal claims more than 10,000 investors may have lost more than EUR 100 million. The Vienna-based law firm Lansky, Ganzger & Partner represents 70 investors and filed a complaint with ...
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Nexus Global Warning

Whisteblower News: NexusGobal, Cointed and a Crypto-MLM system

Even though we have not yet officially launched our "The Financial Telegram" (FinTelegram) project we are already receiving whistleblower news. A big "thank you" to all visitors and contributors. One of them just referred FinTelegram to a project called "Nexus Global", a soon-to-be-launched crypto-MLM "made in Germany". Nexus Global calls itself a "Crypto MLM", i.e ...
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Veltyco Nexus Global 8crypt and Cointed

The Veltyco MLM-Connections and Cointed

We are receiving info and hints from whistleblowers that indicate that the UK-based public-listed company Veltyco (see more info under investigation here) has unfolded an unprecedented portfolio of online-activities to raise cryptocurrencies from naive investors. Not only can Veltyco be related to some ICOs that have not been disclosed by the company but it seems ...
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The Network around Cointed and Cryptounity

Cointed Investigation: Crypto Unity OG Website Offline & Christopher RIEDER Gone

It's getting Darker for Investors The case around the Cointed Group and its promoters Christopher RIEDER, Charli AHO and Wolfgang THALER develops into a thriller. Not only because of RIEDER's alleged involvement in the Optioment case (read here) but also because big questions around its mining business and its mining investment scheme. Investors invested many ...
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ATTENTION: Cointed Complaints – Server Down, No Payouts and No Support?

Let's start (again) with a thank you to our readers and whistleblowers. As announced on our site, we launched a Cointed investigation just recently because of rumors about problems with payouts and support. Some whistleblowers reported that they have been informed by Cointed (Mr. Orlov) via Email on January 26, 2018, that the mining servers ...
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8Crypt and Veltyco

Nexus Global, 8Crypt, and Veltyco – The Next “Big MLM Structure” Ante Portas

We have already reported about Nexus Global, the next "big MLM thing" promoted by Christian Michel SCHEIBENER and his friends. SCHEIBENER was one of the founders of the Crypto-MLM system OMNIA. The new Nexus Global project (see here Facebook Group with more than 31,000 members) is obviously performed in cooperation with Veltyco, Cointed, and their people. Why ...
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Cointed and Swiss Crypto Group AG and Bosphorus Banking

Cointed Investigation: Another Piece of the Connections (not including Riga)

We have already written several times about the Cointed connections and its network from Hongkong to Switzerland. Read this article to find out more about the connection along with the chart. There is still the option questions about the concrete involvement of Cointed and/or Christopher RIEDER into the Optioment case. Several people testified that they ...
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Cointed and Bitcoins Verdienen and Johannes Heimhilcher

The Optioment Case: What exactly was the Role of “Bitcoins Verdienen”?

The Phantoms behind OPTIOMENT The Optioment case is still being investigated by authorities, media outlets and FinTelegram. The big question is still the one about the man in the dark. So far we know that 2 guys named Lucas MAZUR and Alex POPOV are said to be the ones in the background, the phantoms coordinating ...
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Optioment Funds via Cointed Channeling

Optioment and Cointed: Chasing the Funds

The Cointed Payment Channel for Optioment The Optioment case is hot, very hot. Don't be misled by the fact that media and blogger do not report on it currently. We had extensive discussions with lawyers, insiders, and blockchain experts about the case. Actually, Optioment is a difficult puzzle with many pieces but bit by bit ...
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Request for Information: Does Cointed Crypto-Exchange have issues with Payments?

We received a Cointed newsletter yesterday informing us about issues with Cointed's bank account and payments. The Austrian crypto-company Cointed obviously caught a bad Karma. They and their customers have been confronted with a lot of troubles recently: ICO Disaster: Only 6.102.251 Cointed Tokens (CDT) were sold in the ICO which is less than 1% ...
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Optioment Update: 7 Supects and Christopher RIEDER Missing

Austrian media sites reported yesterday, that the Vienna Public Prosecutor's Office has assigned the possible Fraud case Optioment to the Economic and Corruption Prosecutor's Office (WKStA). This authority is responsible for investigations of criminal cases exceeding five million euros. Whatever the amount of damage and the concrete number of victims at Optioment will ultimately be, ...
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Cointed Search Warrant

COINTED BREAKING NEWS: AUTHORITIES EXECUTED SEARCH WARRENT IN COINTED OFFICE

We have just been informed that on April 12, 2018, Austrian Authorities have executed a search warrant in the Cointed office facilities. This enforcement action was obviously related with the OPTIOMENT case. As reported already the Cointed co-founder Christopher RIEDER is one of several suspects in the OPTIOMENT case. According to some other suspected people ...
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Optioment and Cointed Payment Channel

CRYPTO-CRIME SCENE: THE COINTED INVOLVEMENT IN THE OPTIOMENT CASE

Another Crypto-Crime Scene Investigation happened last week. A few days ago, we reported about the search warrant execution of the Austrian Police in the Cointed headquarter in Kufstein (Austria). Yesterday, Austrian newspapers confirmed our report and provided additional information. The authorities are obviously still searching for the money that was invested in the collapsed fraudulent Crypto-MLM ...
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THE COINTED PRESS RELEASE AND THE OPTIOMENT CONSPIRACY

Yesterday, COINTED customers received great news from the company. The COINTED press release made clear that the company is not involved in any way in the fraudulent OPTIOMENT scheme. Definitely not! Because they are an honest venture with honest people. That's really good if not exciting news, isn't it? Well, maybe it would have been ...
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The Cointed Management Team

COINTED AND CENTRA TECH INC. – THEY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON

The founders of the US-based startup Centra Tech Inc.  have been arrested recently because the SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s Office believe that they did a fraudulent ICO. The complaints are based on the following facts: Fake products – the announced crypto-debit card never existed Fake people – some people presented in the White Paper and on ...
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Cointed involvement in OPTIOMENT

OPTIOMENT AND COINTED REPORT – WHERE ARE THE MILLIONS?

About Masterminds, Musketeers, and Dummies Yesterday, the Austrian TV station ORF broadcasted an update on the OPTIOMENT case (you can watch it here). The report is given in German so you may need some concise summary. And here it is! It remains still unclear at this stage of criminal investigation whether or not there are ...
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WHERE IS COINTED’S ATM BUSINESS?

We have to apologize in the first place. Unfortunately, we are a small team and thus not able to answer to all whistleblower and contact Emails immediately. Yes, we know that we have to work on that but we are in our second month of operation and kindly ask for your patience. Once again, we ...
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Optioment Bail-Out fund offline

OPTIOMENT – BAIL-OUT FUND OFFLINE

Investors of the Austrian Crypto-MLM scheme OPTIOMENT most probably will never see their investment again. Hope dies last, so they say but in OPTIOMENT's case hope already died. A few weeks after the OPTIOMENT collapse the Austrian Rene REUMUELLER announced the establishment of a bail-out or rescue fund for OPTIMENT investors in a joint effort ...
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The Cointed Network

COINTED – THE LETHAL PROBLEMS OF EUROPE’S LARGEST CRYPTO-ATM PROVIDER

A big and different company The Austrian COINTED claims to be Europe's largest Crypto-ATM operator and the world's largest Ether mining farm owner. Impressive, isn't it? COINTED has always been a somewhat "different" company in the best sense of the word. The Hong Kong-based company, with its operational headquarters in Kufstein, Austria, was founded by ...
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#RIP COINTED – THE ‘LARGEST EUROPEAN ATM OPTERATOR’ CLOSES ITS CRYPTO-EXCHANGE

This news certainly does not come unexpectedly for attentive readers of FinTelegram. We have followed the "COINTED case" from the outset and reported on it in detail. We do have affidavits from people close to COINTED that prove that many of the publicly made statements are false and misleading. The company's ICO, for example, was ...
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Cointed Status and call for action

THE COINTED CASE – AN URGENT CALL FOR ACTION TO PROTECT INVESTORS

The Dark Side of the Crypto-Universe The crypto world is full of scams and fraudulent systems, unfortunately. The Austrian COINTED seems to be one of the most aggressive players in this "dark" side of the crypto world: COINTED founder Christopher RIEDER is listed as a suspect in the Crypto-Crime Scene around OPTIOMENT, where allegedly thousands ...
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Blockbase, Omnia Tech and Cointed

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: OMNIA TECH, COINTED AND BLOCKBASE

Readers of FinTelegram are aware that we have been critically questioning and investigating the activities of the crypto-investment schemes OMNIA TECH and COINTED for months. In that time we have received a lot of information from our readers, which we evaluate carefully as parts of the big pictures. We have also reported continuously on both ...
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COINTED UPDATE – CRYPTO-EXCHANGE DOWN, MISSING PAYOUTS, AND NO GUIDANCE

The situation around the Austrian crypto-company COINTED continues to smolder. We recently reported that the company appears to be on the brink of collapse due to the official announcements and information we received from insiders. Various inquiries we made have supported this view. Since the announcement on June 18, 2018, that the COINTED crypto-exchange has ...
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THE COINTED CLAIM INITIATIVE

FinTelegram is committed to protecting investors and focuses on crypto investments. The protection of investors includes comprehensive information on general market developments as well as on specific projects and issuers. It is in the nature of investor protection that most of our reports are rather negative because our mission is to identify problems with issuers ...
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COINTED CLAIM INITIATIVE: FIRST ENROLLMENTS AND FIRST FEEDBACKS

In the 48 hours since the launch of our COINTED CLAIM INITIATIVE, the first customers who do not receive their money from COINTED have already registered and explained their case. We are currently handling these inquiries and are holding discussions with the lawyers involved. We will keep individual customers and investors informed by email. A ...
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COINTED CEO WOLFGANG THALER BROADCASTS AN UPDATE ON THE COMPANY’S LETHAL SITUATION

In a long-awaited statement, COINTED CEO Wolfgang THALER sent a video message from China today (July 16, 2018). There he allegedly meets investors who are supposed to help save COINTED. THALER claims to have paid for the trip to China itself. Unfortunately, the video has been recorded in German which is more than strange for ...
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The Cointed Investment Scheme

THE COINTED CASE – BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND INVESTORS’ STATEMENT

In The Beginning, There Was Hype We have been warning about the collapse of COINTED for months (see our files here). It was obvious to anybody with a clear view doing some research and analysis, that the business model of COINTED can only work in an environment with constantly rising crypto-prices. In this respect, it ...
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Stephan WELK and his connections with Nexus Global and Optioment and OneCoin

THE UNCOVERED NETWORK BEHIND NEXUS GLOBAL, ONECOIN, AND OPTIOMENT?

NEXUS GLOBAL - Meet the Usual Suspects FinTelegram's first report on NEXUS GLOBAL's crypto-MLM scheme and the network of people behind it was published in March 2018 already. Since then FinTelegram reported in detail about the scheme's unfolding (see our reports here). Consequently, individual members of our team have received threats and personal defamations. The ...
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