No One to Blame for ASKfm's Tragic Mt. Everest Expedition – Bitcoinist.com

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No One to Blame for ASKfm's Tragic Mt. Everest Expedition - Bitcoinist.com

A latest expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest, which noticed the location of ASKfm tokens at its peak, has ended within the tragic disappearance of a Nepalese information.


ASKfm, a cryptocurrency firm centered round a world social networking website the place customers create profiles and may ship one another questions, lately sponsored 4 cryptocurrency fans’ climb to the highest of Mount Everest. As a promotional stunt for ASKfm’s preliminary coin providing (ICO), the climbers positioned a pockets of ASKfm tokens on the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

Further climbers, themselves fully unrelated to ASKfm, additionally took half within the expedition. Every of those climbers was assisted by a Nepalese native (Sherpa) skilled and accustomed to escorting climbers on their journey to the highest.

The climb didn’t go as easily as all had hoped, leading to Sherpa Lam Babu’s disappearance. Lam Babu is now presumed lifeless after a search and rescue failed to realize its mission.

ASKfm has issued official statements on each Might 26 and Might 29, during which the corporate offered the newest particulars and maintained transparency on the delicate topic.

However, varied information media retailers have jumped on the chance to place the blame on ASKfm and, in some instances, the cryptocurrency business as an entire. It’s our opinion that mentioned reviews are opportunistic, incredulous, and place unfair blame on the corporate behind the promotional climb.

What Occurred?

After reaching the height of Mt. Everest with three contracted Sherpa guides, the ASKfm staff was pressured to quickly descend as a result of deteriorating climate situations. Throughout that point, the Sherpa guides lagged behind.

Unaccompanied by Sherpas, the staff got here throughout one other climber named Saber Liu, who was in essential situation — missing eye safety, a functioning oxygen tank, and lacking one glove.

The staff assisted Liu and returned him safely to Camp 4, after which Liu wrote the next letter to staff member Roman Gorodechnyi:

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