tl;dr Tihan and friends, Intersango and Zhou are not working well together (or at all) and are not communicating well. They all seem to be protecting their own interests with legal BS and half-truths.
However after talking with X I think they are trying to deal with a shit situation. I would not have done it the way they have but at least I know why they have done it the way they have. Communication is helpful.
X of Intersango started talking to me on skype last night after no contact with him in months. He claimed that what I said about intersango changing their story was wrong. My reply was the stories from the different intersango team did not match up. But anyway out of everything I have said on the forum that is the one thing he has issue with. So I will drop that claim and you all read the thread and see for yourselves. I could be wrong.
Anyway lots of interesting information came out in this 1.5 hour conversation. I’m not sure why he told me all of this, maybe it was to get around the supposed NDA maybe it was because he knows how well I have been informed about this bitcoinica stuff from the start. I knew stuff about Tihan that they just recently found out about.
Anyway X thinks it is in the best interest of everyone that they do the claims. They will not pass it onto Zhou at this point because they fear getting sued if Zhou messes up. They also think that it is illegal to give it to Zhou. This makes me think they have the legal responsibility to deal with this mess. They claim their other option is to give it to the “govt”.
They claim that they did not know that there was not a good back up system in place and that they only checked the code.
They claim a lot of the delay was cuz they were not sure that they had the authority to do anything. I’m going to assume that they think they have the authority now.
They claim 38% of the coin has been paid out.
They claim some people were paid back 100% however that was an accident or they did not have many coins in the account. A friend of Tihan was supposedly given preferential treatment.
There were secret deals made, the status of these deal and their legality are in question. The deals seem to have not been honored by intersango.
X now thinks the NDA is not as limited as he once thought and “a lot of things will come out”
They claim things are moving much faster now that Zhou and Tihan are not holding up claims.
There is not a full database.
They have changed the way the process data and some accounts that were accurate need to be redone (like mine).
Some accounts that we were told were accurate are no longer accurate (like mine).
Tihan will not nullify the NDA.
Tihans “boss” claims to have no affiliation with Tihan.
Tihan now claims to be a passive party.
This is the biggest craziness of all, X claims he does not know who the owners really are. He does not know who the owners of Bitcoinica LP are and thinks that they might be “potentially criminally negligent”
When I asked why they are doing this as charity work they more or less said to clean up their image since they will be connected to it anyway.
Intersango was “wildly mislead about the amount of data left”
X claims that if they did not take on the claims the money would have been passed onto the “Govt”
X says Tihan has “requested or maybe ordered that we do not release all the details about security”
X said they did not give the claims to Zhou cuz Tihan would not let Intersango get out of being “responsible if Zhou was negligent” Tihan I guess made it seem that they would cover loses if something happened. They said it in a way that was not legally binding.
X made it clear again he does not know who he is working for and says he is doing it only because if they did not they would pass it on to the govt.
They won’t give it to Zhou because “anyone could easily sue us”.
X thinks the NDA might be still in force but that Tihan might not have ever had the authority to place an NDA.
Tihan claims to have been fired by the guy who claims not to be Tihans boss.
My biggest issue was why was an account that was accurate not being paid out. It seems they want to double check that the funds hit bitcoinica. Easy to check with the block chain and from the E-mail Zhou sent me about it but whatever. I will wait now that I know they need more time to check. Saying it was fully done and then not paying out well is just silly. They never e-mailed me saying I was no longer accurate. I just hope they check my account before they start paying out others more than 50%
If anything in this was misquoted or incorrect I will be happy to correct errors. I am a reasonable person.