Blockchain security company Beosin has found itself at the center of a major scandal after its chief marketing officer, Zhao Ziyang, was arrested and accused of misappropriating government assets. Allegedly, he used government funds to bankrupt BTC for a brief period, leading to a massive liquidation of more than 300 million yuan, or $ 45 million.
Beosin, also known as Lianan Tech, has partnered with Chinese authorities to help them investigate fraudulent collection schemes. After the money was confiscated in 2020, Beosin was tasked with storing and selling assets that would later be returned to the treasury. Instead of selling CMO assets, Gao Ziyang was forced to sell at the end of August, hoping to increase the size of his position for personal gain. At the time, BTC was trading around $ 12,000.
Authorities say records taken from OKEx show that the position started with a 10x leverage then increased to 100x and was eventually liquidated. They started asking where the money was before finally realizing that the assets were no longer in their portfolios. On the Internet, people were interested in the age of Gao Ziyang, who, according to the description, was about twenty years old. Once considered a reliable blockchain security company in China, Beosin’s future is now in great doubt.
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