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Crypto Scam: Kim Kardashian and Mayweather Sued by EthereumMax Investors

Crypto Scam: Kim Kardashian and Mayweather Sued by EthereumMax Investors

  • A lawsuit has been filed against Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather for inflating the price of the EthereumMax cryptocurrency
  • The celebrities have been accused of making false and misleading statements about the token to social media followers
  • EthereumMax has lost about 97% of its value since June 2020, causing leading many investors to believe that they have been tricked

Kim Kardashian and boxing star Floyd Mayweather are being sued by certain investors overs allegations of making false and misleading statements about a little-known cryptocurrency EthereumMax.

Kim Kardashian

The class-action lawsuit that was filed on Friday in the U.S District Court for the Central District in California alleged that EtheruemMax’s founders and celebrity promoters collaborated to inflate the price of the token to their social media followers.
Kim Kardashian raised eyebrows last year when she made a post promoting the little-known crypto token to her followers on Instagram.

Although it is not clear how much the reality TV star received for the post, CNBC estimated that she charges between $500,000 and $1,000,000 to promote a post on her page.

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Meanwhile, Mayweather’s promotion of the token happened during his boxing match with YouTube star Logan Paul. EthereumMax was accepted as payment for tickets to the event, a move that the lawsuit claims boosted the trading volume of the cryptocurrency.
Mayweather also promoted the alleged scam token when he featured at a bitcoin conference in Miami, where he was booed off the stage.

It should be noted that the token EthereumMax has no connection with the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap Ether.

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