//Does anyone else think it’s highly suspicious that Verge’s enigmatic crowdfunding campaign is occurring at the same time its creator is complaining about needing money because “taxes are due”?

Does anyone else think it’s highly suspicious that Verge’s enigmatic crowdfunding campaign is occurring at the same time its creator is complaining about needing money because “taxes are due”?

I would normally don my tinfoil hat for a post like this, but the timing of the two occurrences seems too conspicuous for chance. First, disclosures: I own no cryptocurrency and don’t plan to invest, but enjoy watching the space.As we all know, Verge recently sought to raise funds for a mysterious “joint venture” with an unknown partner. Without providing any form of proof, Verge leadership claimed that they needed to raise around $3 million dollars before the partner could be revealed. (This alone makes no sense.) To everyone’s surprise, that goal was met. Then Verge balked, insisting it couldn’t actually reveal the partnership until April 16th. In the meantime, the public is left with little or no information.Flash forward to today, and we find Verge’s creator posting about needing to withdraw to fiat on Coinbase because “taxes are due.”Coincidence?

I would normally don my tinfoil hat for a post like this, but the timing of the two occurrences seems too conspicuous for chance. First, disclosures: I own no cryptocurrency and don't plan to invest, but enjoy watching the space.

As we all know, Verge recently sought to raise funds for a mysterious "joint venture" with an unknown partner. Without providing any form of proof, Verge leadership claimed that they needed to raise around $3 million dollars before the partner could be revealed. (This alone makes no sense.) To everyone's surprise, that goal was met. Then Verge balked, insisting it couldn't actually reveal the partnership until April 16th. In the meantime, the public is left with little or no information.

Flash forward to today, and we find Verge's creator posting about needing to withdraw to fiat on Coinbase because "taxes are due."

Coincidence?