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Cryptoland runs aground as $12m bid to buy Fiji island for resort falls through

Plans by crypto-evangelists for the lavish hideaway have courted mockery and controversy, and now the island is back on the market

Widely mocked plans to establish a tropical haven for cryptocurrency enthusiasts have run into trouble after a contract to buy an island in Fiji for US$12m fell through.

A group of crypto-evangelists, led by Max Olivier and Helena Lopez, outlined plans for the island, Nananu-i-cake, in a lavishly animated YouTube video, featuring a wide-eyed crypto bro named Christopher landing by helicopter and being given a guided tour by a talking coin called Connie.

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