Harry’s game

The Guardian - - FINANCIAL - Jill Tre­anor

Warn­ings about bit­coins and other cryp­tocur­ren­cies are com­ing from all di­rec­tions. But Harry Red­knapp, the for­mer pre­mier league foot­ball man­ager, took to Twit­ter to say he was “proper ex­cited” about Elec­troneum, a cryp­tocur­rency be­ing launched in the UK. “I’m in. Get in­volved,” he urged his 213,000 fol­low­ers.

In his de­fence at his trial for tax eva­sion in 2012 – at which he was ac­quit­ted – Red­knapp, 70, said he was a ter­ri­ble busi­ness­man and “a bit of a gam­bler”. He said could not work a com­puter and did not know what an email was. Richard Ells, the founder of Elec­troneum, which is try­ing to raise $40m, said Red­knapp was not work­ing for the site, but that four pre­mier league foot­ballers had got in touch since the tweet.

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