Former Australian Cricket Star Receives Criticism for Endorsing ICO

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A former Australian cricketer has received criticism over his decision to publicly endorse an initial coin offering (ICO) platform. Michael Clarke tweeted his support for Brisbane-based Global Tech earlier this week.Clarke Should “Buy Sandpaper” Instead of Endorsing ICOsTwo days ago, the former Australian cricket team captain took to Twitter to promote a company looking to create a platform described by SmartCompany as “part social network, part cryptocurrency exchange.”Exciting times ahead 👌🏻👍🏻 https://t.co/kFey7jqCLF pic.twitter.com/iTW3NX28S0— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) August 8, 2018In the tweet, Clarke included the message, “exciting times ahead” along with a marketing image from Global Tech. The image depicts the former cricket star with the quotation:“I am really excited to be involved with Global Tech. Their ambition and drive is something that I resonated with straight away and I can’t wait to learn more about blockchain technologies.”Since posting the image, Clarke has received an intense backlash from both the