A notorious number of Chinese cryptocurrency was arrested after throwing stacks of $ 100 ($ 12) bills on the roof of a building in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Hong Kong.
Bitcoin BTC self-styled millionaire Wong Ching-Kit announced the extravagant stunt via Facebook. In the post, he declared that soon the money would be "falling from the sky".
Sure enough, Wong continued to rain cash on the streets of Kowloon on Saturday, causing chaos as the citizens would have become frantic in their haste to collect as many free invoices as possible.
At the moment it is not clear how much money has been thrown, notes South China Morning Post. The police managed to seize HK $ 6,000 ($ 770), confirming at least some of the banknotes to be legitimate.
Wong runs a rather questionable Facebook page geared towards cryptocurrency investors. He often presents extravagant advertisements for various initial offers of coins and blockchain projects.
It should be noted that this Robin Hood stunt is no different: it was part of a guerrilla campaign for a new cryptocurrency.
It was also reported that he would have to distribute meal vouchers at a local restaurant nearby the next day. Before he had the chance, the authorities quickly arrested Wong by exiting a luxury car. At that time, the police did not provide a reason for his arrest.
Even the authorities did not rule out making more arrests on the incident, with Chief Inspector Kevin Chong Kiu-wai adding that the prowess could have involved more than one person.
Unfortunately for those who managed to collect some free loot, the police warned that simply by collecting it, they could break the law. Chong then invited the public to deliver all the money they could have collected.
Published 17 December 2018 – 13:18 UTC