Apr 20, · Bitcoin trader facing death penalty after Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' "I was free for a moment. Probably the freest person in the world," Chad Elwartowski posted on his. Dec 15, · Investors want body of Bitcoin trader, 30, exhumed amid fears he may STILL be alive and living off embezzled fortune after he 'died' on his India . Apr 19, · An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand's sovereignty by building and living in a "sea home" off the coast of.
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Show 0 comments. In a video posted last month detailing the raising of the floating home, Elwartowski said 20 more similar houses would be up for sale to form a community. Elwartowski and Ocean Builders say the spar was in international waters and beyond Thailand's jurisdiction. Thai authorities say the structure is in its mile exclusive economic zone and therefore a violation of its sovereignty.
The navy said they have evidence that the floating home was built in a private boatyard in Phuket and said the couple wanted to establish a "permanent settlement at sea beyond the sovereignty of nations by using a legal loophole". It said the action "reveals the intention of disobeying the laws of Thailand as a littoral state and could lead to a creation of a new state within Thailand's territorial waters In an email reply to Reuters, Elwartowski referred all questions to the Seasteading Institute and pointed to online statements from the Ocean Builders website.
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