Starcoin, which operates under the name Tradestar, is a pre-launch marketplace for entertainer collectibles, providing exclusive content from musicians, athletes, and creators. In the lawsuit, Starcoin claims that Axiom Zen leveraged stolen trade secrets to court investors that previously expressed interest in Starcoin, including Digital Currency Group.
“In fact, since Axiom received Starcoin’s confidential information, two investors who had previously expressed interest in Starcoin — such as CAA Ventures and Digital Currency Group — have now passed on investing opportunities offered by Starcoin, and instead they have both funded Axiom.”
Further complicating the issue, CryptoKitties made the decision last week to suspend the CurryKitties campaign, stating that Curry was not an active participant in the promotion.
“We have reason to believe Steph wasn’t as involved in the CurryKitties as we thought. Until we’re sure he’s an active participant, we’re suspending the campaign.”
In a statement provided to CCN, a CryptoKitties spokesperson dismissed the allegations and claimed the decision to suspend the CurryKitties auction was unrelated to the lawsuit and a coincidence.
“We have been falsely accused of breaching an NDA and believe the lawsuit has no merit. Axiom Zen is a company that is committed to ethical and responsible work, including ownership and protection of data. The two instances are unrelated. We suspended the CurryKitties auction for reasons prior to and separate from recent events.”
There has been no comment from Curry’s publicist, nor has there been any clarification regarding the exact relationship between the NBA star and CryptoKitties.