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“Banks are not your friends”. Alex Mashinsky, co-founder of cryptocurrency transfer and credit platform Celsius, appeared on the main stage of Web Summit 2021 in Lisbon wearing a t-shirt that specifically said: “Banks are not your friends”. Mashinsky, born in Ukraine and raised in Israel, is now a US citizen. His website describes his background: “Born under communism, raised under socialism, he currently thrives under capitalism. He is a leading entrepreneur and has founded several companies in recent years, including Celsius Network, GroundLink, Transit Wireless, Elematics and Arbinet.
It’s Celsius who put this entrepreneur in the eye of the storm, and he is already threatened with legal action.
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