Grand Theory — Supp.8

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Supp.9

INTRODUCTION

Supp.8 will build on prior Supplements by digging deeper into the world of gaming.

In particular, this post will present information on casinos, gaming companies (including technology companies), and gaming industry and politics folks within Trump and his campaign’s orbit. While the information contained in this post might suggest that certain relationships exist between one or more parties referenced herein and the Trump campaign are possible, be advised that no such conclusion is intended. Other researchers and analysts will hopefully find the linked material useful to their work.

Other Disclaimers:

  • Like all prior Supplements, editing and updates will be ongoing. Expect typos.
  • The information presented should be considered raw data. Conclusions are not drawn, or intended to be drawn, in this Supplement. In fact, this Supplement does not purport to convey any truth other than the information contained herein can be found on the interwebs by anyone halfway familiar with Google.
  • Be aware of confirmation bias (mine as well as yours). Any connections between data points you see are probably not real and are best explained by coincidence.
  • A great man once said “[poverty] is a state of mind.” Likewise, so is any bad behavior you may infer from the facts presented herein.

REVIEW

PO Box 3469

In Supps 4, 5, and 6 we learned that a number of companies share the same registered address in the British Virgin Islands:

  • Geneva Place, Waterfront Drive, PO Box 3469, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands [Hereinafter “PO BOX 3469”]

The following companies have been identified by the Supplements as using PO BOX 3469:

  • Ocean Way Capital Corporation — A/K/A HostKey
  • Alfa Telecom Turkey Limited — Directly connected to Alfa Group
  • DECEMBER BVH 2016 — The sibling organization (i.e., common shareholders) to Neil Young Associates — The international ransom, bribery, and kidnapping negotiation firm that is stacked with former intelligence operatives and terrorism experts)
  • Faratois Holdings Limited — One of two shareholders of Arik Air Technical Services Limited [hereinafter “AATS”]. AATS is owned by Maxim Viktorov. Maxim (1) is former KGB, (2) serves on the Board of Sabir Energy (Sabir is wholly owned by Gazprom Neft), (3) was an advisor to Dmitry Medvedev’s when he was a candidate for president, and (4) has Russian FSB commendations.
  • NOTE 1 — See Supp.5 and Maxim’s Wikipedia Bio for more detail on Maxim Viktorov.
  • Andersen Alliance Limited — One of 8 shareholders in Crovelent Holdings LTD [hereinafter “Crovelent”]. Crovelent has its registered address in Moscow. Covelent uses Honest & Bright Company LTD as it intermediary, which happens to be one of the intermediaries preferred by the scammers Magnitsky was pursuing.

Games

Supp.7 presents information on digital economies. In particular, the post contains information related to video games, virtual currencies, e-wallets, Yandex.Money, Renaissance Technologies [hereinafter “RenTec”], Sberbank, and U.S. economic sanctions on Russia.

Supp.2 and 3 set-forth information on Alfa Bank and RenTec. Supp.1 provides information on a co-founder and shareholder of RenTec, Bob Mercer.

FURTHER FOUNDATIONS

I recently discovered some online casinos and other platforms that use some combination of yandex.money, bitcoin and Alfa Bank.

We know Bannon likes games. So, does his business partner, Bob Mercer.

Alfa Bank and BTC-E

One of the oldest and largest bitcoin exchanges is known as BTC-E. Its owners are a mystery and some have suggested the exchange is involved in money laundering.

BTC-E’s headquarters are located in Russia, allegedly.

BTC-E is operated by Always Efficient, LLP, a company registered in the UK. Company House records show that the individual with majority control of Always Efficient, LLP is Andrii Shvets, a Ukrainian.

NOTE 2 — A Ukrainian with the same name is the Deputy Chairman of AVANT-BANK, a Ukrainian bank (no clue if they’re related)

Trump & The Gaming Industry

It is well-known that Trump dabbled in the casino industry.

We also know that casino titans backed Trump’s Presidential campaign. Most notably, and as first reported by The Guardian, Sheldon Adelson gave Trump $25Million in September 2016. The money was given to an organization known as “Future45” for the purpose of funding attack-ads against Hillary Clinton.

What is striking about the Future45 donation is that the intended use is freely admitted: attacking Hillary Clinton. It is reminiscent of Project Alamo’s voter suppression strategy noted in Supp.1:

  • NOTE 3 — Adelson also is a Mitch fan (probably a Karl Rove fan too, remember that)

ENTER THE [GHOST] DRAGON

Dragonoara Alliance LTD

  1. PO BOX 3469

A feathered friend gave me a tip about another user of PO BOX 3469: Dragonara Alliance, LTD.

Dragonara Alliance LTD is based in Zurich and operates as a datacenter and hosting company.

2. Financial Relationships — Banking

Dragonara Alliance banks in Cyprus at HELLENIC BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LTD (Hellenic Bank).

  • NOTE 4 — Interestingly enough, a ~25% owner of the bank is a video game company from Belarus known as Wargaming Group Limited. Wargaming is known for popular games, such as World of Tanks.

3. Financial Relationships — Perfect Money

Some have alleged that Dragonara Alliance is the owner of the electronic payment service known as “Perfect Money.” The truth of that claim is unclear, but Dragonara Alliance does seem to be some kind of relationship with Perfect Money beyond hosting or DDoS protection. See also HERE.

4. DDoS & BotNets

Dragonara Alliance’s website puts a strong emphasis on emphasizes DDoS protection.

Strangely, Dragonara Alliance is allegedly involved in DDoS attacks themselves. Here’s an interesting IRC chatlog posted on pastebin (word-search “Dragonara”) discussing DDoS involvement. On the SimpleMachine’s forum, members have noted that flagrant spamming originates from Dragonara’s datacenter.

In 2014, there was a strange attack against several large bitcoin mining pools originating from Dragonara Alliance servers. Some Bitcointalk.org forum members suggested the DDoS attacks coming from Dragonara, given their emphasis on DDoS protection, was just a ploy to get into the bitcoin business.

Essentially, the attack was hijacking bitcoin miners and claiming hashpower and therefore mining rewards.

Bitcoin Wiki Entry on the Genesis Block
Original Bitcoin Code — Note the message coded into the Genesis Block.
A Blockchain explorer — available at Tradeblock.coom

There was a big DDoS attack in October 2016 on the east coast.

From April 2016 to October 2016 the official website for Black Lives Matter underwent many DDoS attacks. The timing is interesting for two reasons:

  • (1) Black Lives Matter has been around since 2013 — what was special 3 years out?
  • (2) The DDoS corresponded with peak of the 2016 United Presidential Campaign, and Cambridge Analytica and Giles-Parscale’s activities during the same (likewise, the timing roughly corresponds with the server activity referenced in Supp.3) . Was this attack, and others possibly, related to voter suppression strategy known as Project Alamo?

Researchers have attributed the attack to the Ghost Squad hacking crew.

Nice Hammer, Nice Sickle, Nice Anarchy

As previously stated, the Ghost Squad hacking crew was active during the campaign season. They took down many sites, including the Bank of England and Boston Fed in May 2016.

Ghost Squad hackers targeted Hillary and aimed to assist Trump in retaliation for the imprisonment of Guccifer. See also HERE.

They were also responsible for the OPM hack. Wired has a great write-up HERE (Wired, “INSIDE THE CYBERATTACK THAT SHOCKED THE U.S. GOVERNMENT,” Oct 2016).

Ghost Squad considers members of Crakas with Attitude (CWA) to be family.

  • NOTE 12 — Louise Mensch has written about CWA as The Carolina Conspiracy. I previously referenced CWA in Supp.1 (See “Additional Notes”), where I referenced a prior writing when two CWA members — one of which is specifically referenced as a “brother” by Ghost Squad’s leader s1ege — were arrested last year (the IMGUR albums do work if you follow the embedded links to the imgur site).

Dragonara Casino

Another interesting Dragonara is the Dragonara Casino located at the Dragonara Palace in St. Julian’s, Malta.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malta_-_St._Julian's_-_Triq_id-Dragunara_-_Dragonara_Palace_01_ies.jpg

Dragonara Casino offers both in person and online gaming. Its Managing Director is Johann Schembri of Pinnacle Gaming Group.

In the summer of 2016, just in time for peak election season, Dragonara Casino was refurbished and re-opened with a fresh €10 Million investment and a new partnership with Scientific Games.

EveryMatrix Ltd. operates the online casino site. Its gaming partners also include Scientific Games and Net Entertainment. EveryMatrix’s payment partners include PaySafe, Neteller, Skrill, and YANDEX.

Scientific Games Corp. (“SG”) is a bigly interesting organization. The company makes technology platforms for lotteries and casino operators. It has a cadre of well qualified Directors and Officers, from a former 9 year veteran and Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Global Controller at Adelson’s The Sands to a former FBI Special Agent. Here’s a peek at the Senior Leadership:

YOWZA!!!
  • NOTE 16(a)GTECH, a gaming company known for slot machines, is notable because it is controlled by De Agostini, a large holding company which owns behemoths like Assicurazioni Generali (“AG”), the third largest insurance company in the world. Here is AG’s shareholder structure (yay, Government of China and BlackRock):
YOWZA!!!

Dragonara offers content from several companies, including Net Entertainment (NETENT). NETENT, in theory, allows bitcoin deposits and withdrawals.

Dragonara’s online casino offerings allow for a variety of deposit methods. Three such methods are pre-paid card offerings via PaySafe and e-wallet transfers through Neteller and Skrill:

Neteller and Skrill are actually subsidiaries of PaySafe. PaySafe restricted withdrawals via MasterCard prepaid services to SEPA countries only in late November 2016, prompting some gaming industry commentators to suggest that now was the time to consider bitcoin seriously. In fact, they have taken bitcoin deposits in the past.

Neteller is notable for a few reasons.

Finally, Neteller’s New York City office is located at 40 Wall Street 28th Floor, New York, NY 10005 USA.

The building at said address is known as The Trump Building.

Bloomberg published an expose on The Trump Building in June 2016 titled “Inside Trump’s Most Valuable Tower: Felons, Dictators and Girl Scouts

CONCLUSION

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