When Lee Cheon-soo (42), a former national soccer team member and broadcaster, was caught up in suspicions of being involved in coin fraud, he actively denied it, saying, “I have no involvement whatsoever.”
According to related industries on the 12th, the YouTube channel Garosero Research Institute said in a video released on the 10th, “What was right before ‘Winner’s Coin’ was ‘A Coin’” and “Who was the promotional model for A Coin?” He claimed, “It’s Lee Cheon-soo.”
In addition, Ka Se-yeon also released a photo of Lee singing in a karaoke room.
Recently, suspicions arose that Winners Coin was a ‘scam coin’ that illegally attracted investment, and A Coin was also mentioned, raising suspicions that Mr. Lee was involved.
As the controversy grew, Lee posted a statement on his YouTube channel ‘Lee Chun-soo’ community on the 11th, the next day.
First, he started by saying, “To tell you about the currently controversial NFT (non-fungible token) for Lee Cheon-soo’s soccer shoes issued in August 2021, I was introduced to a junior who was a soccer player by an acquaintance at the time in April 2021.” .
Mr. Lee said, “After that, I was introduced to Company A through several meetings, and I was told that the business direction of this company was to combine the hosting of youth soccer competitions with NFT.”
He continued, “During the course of the meeting, Company A received a proposal to issue Lee Cheon-soo’s soccer shoes as an NFT product. They said it would be an event rather than an auction or buying and selling, and that it would be paid out through a lottery, so they allowed the use of the image rights only for that event, and it was actually a lottery. “I understand that the payment was made through ,” he explained.
Mr. Lee also said, “Company A’s website and Instagram were advertised as collaborating with me, so I protested to take down all the content,” and added, “After taking down all the posts, there was no collaboration whatsoever.”
He also provided an explanation regarding his photos that are circulating online.
He was aggrieved, saying, “During our first meeting, a photo was taken without my knowledge, and I never said anything like ‘Lee Cheon-soo will do his best’ that was going around in the group chat room, and I later found out that such a group chat room was in operation through a tip.”
Not only this, “The location of the photo where she is singing is simply an acquaintance’s birthday party in a party room, and the event was a small event attended only by acquaintances and no outsiders. It has nothing to do with the rumors spreading on the Internet, so please refrain from making speculations.” He requested.
This controversy began with suspicions that a company called Winners illegally attracted investment and issued Winners Coins.
Winners is introduced as a company that provides services linking blockchain technology and sports such as martial arts. However, suspicions were raised that famous YouTubers and celebrities were used during the business process. In particular, YouTuber Oking, who has over 2 million YouTube subscribers, denied having invested in this company, but belatedly admitted and apologized.
Comedian Ra Seon-wook and ‘Short Boxers’ Kim Won-hoon and Cho Jin-se have denied the investment suspicions.
Winners denied the allegations of coin fraud.
Winners CEO Jeong Young-kwon issued a statement on the 6th, saying, “Recently, some YouTubers have mentioned and broadcast ‘suspicion of fraud’ in relation to Winners Coin or ‘relevance to criminal organizations,’ which are all groundless and false.” “I reveal that it is true,” he said.
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