The Miroskii website claims to be a new cryptocurrency developed by enthusiasts and experts from countries such as Japan, China, Singapore, and Hongkong. The Miroskii coin, according to the site, uses its own blockchain, decentralized technology. The coin purports to have been approved by “industry giants” who already are using the currency within its B2B sector.
However, despite the legitimate-sounding text culled from the site itself, the graphic designer responsible for the website lists an individual named Kevin Balenger. According to the site, Balenger is “experienced..(and has) a clear focus on identities and illustration.” However, a photo that references Balenger is that of Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling.
The disparity was first noted and tweeted by user @CryptoShillNye. Research conducted by CNET further confirmed the illegitimacy of the Moriskii site when it listed a certain Perry Henderson as a “Blockchain enthusiast”. The site also described him as a CEO of numerous online companies. However, the real Perry Henderson, according to Google search, is a Texas real estate agent.
Another individual with the title of “Founder of Mysterium Network” is named Joel Hermann but the picture on the site is actually of Ben B Rubinowitz – a New York practicing lawyer. Further research by Claus Wahlers unearthed more fakery as an individual named “Mark Anderson” is that of Cristopher Crane. A man called “Craig Gulledge” is actually a picture of business developer Peter Roper.
Reddit users couldn’t help but put their two cents in on the Miroskii site’s inauthenticity. A user cited that a name used on the website – Thomas Yates – is actually the name of a character in the TV series House of Cards. Another reddit user found it laughable that an Asian man had the name “Tyrone Fountain”.
Besides the obvious stock images used in the site, Miroskii also claims that they have managed to raise more than $800,000. CNET has attempted to reach out to Miroskii via its social media account in order to clarify these details, however, as of this time, no response has yet been received.