After reading the comment I contacted Bjorn Bjercke to find out what had happened. Bjorn let me know that last year he was approached by a Japan based recruiting agency ASENSHIA with this message:
"We are currently working on a C Level search that may interest you. Can you suggest when you may be free for a call and the best number to reach you on?"
"C Level" refers to a top position in a company. The conversation between Bjorn and the agency continued via phone. He was then introduced the idea of becoming a blockchain creator for a company.
Bjorn Bjercke: "We spoke on the phone, where he laid out all the details but held back that it was OneCoin to the end."
He was offered a position as a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and a significant amount of money. "That's when I got really suspicious." states Bjorn. At the end of the conversation ASENSHIA's representative revealed that the company behind the offer was OneCoin. As Bjorn was already aware of OneCoin being a scam and knew that the idea of a centralised cryptocurrency is a joke, he turned down the offer.
The recruiting agency ASENSHIA doesn't seem to have any known connection to OneCoin. The agency's homepage let's us know that ASENSHIA is an executive search firm focused on direct selling industry, direct marketing industry and digital marketing.
OneCoin had no blockchain to begin with
As suspected OneCoin obviously had no blockchain to begin with when the coin was launched about two years ago. The attempt to recruit Bjorn only confirms the suspicions. Evidently the company has been desperately trying to have a blockchain set up last year - well after the bogus cryptocurrency was launched. The scammers may have been fearing authorities after noticing that one simply can't have a cryptocurrency without a blockchain. This kind of outsourcing also reveals that the company has no expertise to generate a blockchain on its own.
Like Bjorn puts it in his comment: "They are not mining coins but they are using a MS SQL server where they have scripted coin creation."
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