Adi Robertson / The Verge:

How a scammer ran a decade-long crowdfunding operation that raised ~$6M on Indiegogo and from different buyers to construct an formidable cellphone/pill/laptop computer gadget  —  The crowdfunded cellphone of the longer term was a multimillion-dollar rip-off  —  In 2014, Jeffrey Tschiltsch opened an e mail from Indiegogo and noticed the way forward for computing.