Overview of the allegations:

It is alleged that Expand (formerly ‘GEM’) set themselves on a path of deceit and manipulation from the early inception stages, allegedly employing the use of despicable shill tactics in order to raise as high a volume of funds as possible to fill their own pockets.

Reports show that their project, which was penned as an “ecosystem that allows workers to have access to meaningful work”, resulted in nothing. It is alleged that even the most basic promises made in their white paper, and goals put in place early on were not realised. Reports confirm that the founders, the O’Reilly brothers, even faced legal proceedings regarding a copyright infringement that gave way to the need to change their name. It is alleged that they were aware of the other company bearing the name in question many years before they themselves used it.