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.