Krissy Meehan (formerly Krissy Mashinsky) and Alex Mashinsky are well-known for their connections to the failed and allegedly fraudulent crypto lender Celsius Network. Less thoroughly investigated, however, has been their role with Strong Blockchain, a brand name used for several different products led by the pair and related to e-commerce marketplace USA Strong.
Strong Blockchain is described as a “decentralized, community-driven platform that allows users to verify the authenticity of products made in the USA.” Meehan confidently stated on X (formerly Twitter) that “The verification of Americas [sic] Supply Chain = more jobs & a stronger local economy.”
Mashinsky listed himself as chairman of USA Strong on his LinkedIn, with Strong Blockchain at one point tweeting that it was “so great full [sic]” for his leadership (it later corrected the spelling and made sure to tag him). USA Strong told Protos that “Mashinsky is not Chairman.” Meehan was the firm’s chief exec.
Mashinsky took advantage of his role as the then-CEO of Celsius to promote the Strong Blockchain product, mentioning it in Celsius videos. He has since been charged with a variety of felony financial crimes related to his conduct while at the firm.
On the Strong Blockchain app, you can see a post that was apparently posted on March 30, 2022, that brags that “Strong…