The founding father of a safety token startup has been arrested on costs of sexually assaulting a minor, Canadian authorities mentioned.
Trevor Koverko, former CEO of Polymath, was taken into custody on March 14 by Toronto police, a spokesperson for the division, Caroline de Kloet, informed CoinDesk Wednesday. He has apparently deleted his Twitter.
Chris Housser, Polymath’s different founder and interim CEO, mentioned Koverko resigned from his position at Polymath on Feb. 8, 2021, nicely earlier than the arrest.
“He doesn’t have any position with the corporate so any potential allegations are utterly unrelated to Polymath,” Housser mentioned.
A lawyer for Koverko couldn’t instantly be situated. The Toronto police spokesperson mentioned Koverko is due in courtroom on Might 7. An preliminary digital listening to occurred on March 14.
Koverko and Housser based Polymath in 2017 as a agency that may help safety tokens on its native Polymesh blockchain (although it initially operated on Ethereum). It raised $59 million by an preliminary coin providing in 2018.
Earlier than working within the blockchain trade, Koverko was a fifth spherical draft decide of the New York Rangers hockey team.
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