Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

Bit Connect Founder "Satishkumar Kurjibhai Kumbhani" charged in $2.4-billion fraud


The author of a digital money organization was charged by a San Diego government amazing jury Friday in a wide-going arraignment claiming he duped worldwide financial backers out of more than $2.4 billion in what the future holds to be the biggest cheat of its sort at any point criminally charged.

Satishkumar Kurjibhai Kumbhani, 36, a resident and occupant of Surat, India, is accused of various intrigue counts connecting with wire misrepresentation, tax evasion and wares extortion, as well as one count of working an unlicensed cash sending business. His whereabouts were muddled Friday night.

Kumbhani, who utilized monikers to conceal his personality, is blamed for running BitConnect, the organization he framed in 2016, as a "course reading Ponzi conspire," as per the arraignment.

Financial backers all over the planet, remembering those for San Diego, were urged to purchase BitConnect's open-source, decentralized cryptographic money, called BCC, involving Bitcoin for the buy.

Financial backers would then, at that point "loan" their BCC tokens to Bitconnect, which would purportedly contribute the returns utilizing restrictive innovation known as the Trading Bot and Volatility Software. The innovation was apparently intended to exchange naturally, and productively, by trading on the unpredictability of Bitcoin, as indicated by the arraignment.

Yet, a large part of the innovation stayed a secret to financial backers. Whenever somebody requested a show at an occasion in 2017, Kumbhani was equivocal: "So you ask me extremely hard inquiry," he let one know questioner. He added later, "For security reasons we are not revealing anything ..."

Examiners say the ventures weren't being exchanged as guaranteed yet were rather used to pay out before financial backers, commonplace of a fraudulent business model. The assets would likewise be utilized to pay BitConnect's multitude of advertisers, who might showcase the speculation opportunity via online media and at live occasions.

Glenn Arcaro, portrayed by examiners as "one of the most productive and effective" of the pack regulating the United States, additionally shaped his own digital currency schooling course called Future Money. Yet, the course was actually a method for channeling possible financial backers to BitConnect, investigators said.

For his job in the plan, Arcaro, a Los Angeles inhabitant, confessed in September to intrigue to submit wire misrepresentation.

BitConnect grabbed the eye of controllers in Texas and North Carolina starting in mid 2018, provoking Kumbhani to report days after the fact that the Lending Program was being closed down. The worth of BCC dove.

In any case, Kumbhani had an arrangement to set up the cost of BCC, requesting his organization of advertisers to purchase BCC on all crypto trades "to make the deception of real market interest for BCC," the prosecution states.

The aftermath was quick all over the planet, with South Korean financial backers "going ballistic" and one advertiser cautioning Kumbhani that individuals were talking in visit rooms about ending it all, as per the arraignment.

One more advertiser wrote in Australia composed that "we are getting demise dangers ... [and] the coin will be pointless! !!!!"

Examiners believe this cost control scheme to be products extortion, which is accepted to be whenever digital money first has been claimed to work as an item, the U.S. lawyer's office said.

On the whole, the plan duped casualties out of $2.4 billion, investigators said. Financial backer casualties can visit justice.gov/usao-sdca/us-v-glenn-arcaro-21cr02542-twr for more data on their privileges and how to present a casualty sway proclamation.