The former head of ZenMiner, Eric Capuano, has said that the reported $8 million deal that saw GAW Miners acquire a controlling stake in his company is a total lie.
ZenMiner was supposedly a provider of cloud-hosted mining services through its ZenCloud facility. The deal had Capuano reportedly become GAW’s general manager of its “ZenMiner Division.”
In a recent Gethashing Forum thread, Capuano says:
“The “$8 Million deal for the purchase of ZenMiner” that allegedly occured [sic] between myself and Josh was a total lie. I’ve never owned any of the many companies operated by Josh.”
He goes on to say that while he was not proud of going along with it–“for reasons that I cannot justify other than being totally naive and blindly trusting JG [GAW CEO Josh Garza]”–he is certain that the deal was just “another cog in an overall very malicious scheme.” He goes on to assure readers that he’s doing everything (legal) in his power to right the past, but can’t get into details, and a quick Google search for “GAW Miners Investigation” would answer why.
His post came in response to another commenter lamenting that “everything that GAW ‘bought’ has gone to ■■■■. ZenMiner not mining, Eric enjoying his $8 million on a remote island (probably not), btc.com is just a redirect and at risk to be repoed, and now Coin-Swap is done too.”
At the time of the reported deal, Capuano reportedly commented:
“GAW’s can pump far more resources into ZenMiner’s R&D than we could ever dream of alone. With their support, we can add game-changing features like hardware trading, instant activation, and cutting-edge pools to our customers even faster.”
It should be noted that in a world virtual identities, we have yet to verify who Capuano really is, if he really exists, or is just another fabricated personality by Garza.
Commenters have also cast doubt upon the veracity of Garza’s reported acquisition of BTC.com. The domain currently redirects to the home page of PayBase, part of the GAW/PayCoin family.