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

Their project was penned as an “ecosystem that allows workers to have access to meaningful work” and resulted in nothing. Even the most basic promises made in their white paper, and goals put in place early on were not realised. 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.

They’re shady characters through and through, and the miserable performance of their company following an enormous ICO further cements them as con artists.