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A controversial activist who claimed to represent the family of the 95-year-old great grandmother tasered by police at a care home has revealed a strange business connection with Roxy Jacenko's husband.
Would-be politician Andrew Thaler said he co-founded bitcoin mining company Firmus Grid with Oliver Curtis, who is married to the PR maven.
The scrap metal and solar farm owner, who has a history of court appearances and freely admits he's had run-ins with police, laughed off any admission he and Curtis had met behind bars.
Curtis previously served one year in a NSW jail for insider trading.
'We met in Frankfurt at the World Digital Mining Summit in 2019,' he told Daily Mail Australia.
'I was attending to pitch an idea for bitcoin mining which does grid stabilisation and renewable energy.'
Oliver Curtis and Andrew Thaler attending the World Digital Mining summit in 2019 (pictured)
Oliver Curtis (pictured) alongside wife Roxy made a long-awaited return to the finance industry - five years after he was jailed over insider trading
The two-day summit offered industry insights, high-class networking, and knowledge exchange on cryptocurrency.
'I met with billionaires, I met with all nationalities, I had dinner with some super rich people and Ollie liked the idea so when we came back to Australia we executed the due diligence and proceeded to start a company,' he said.
Mr Thaler left the business soon after its launch, due to disagreements over Covid vaccination and animosity with the directors, but says he and Curtis have mended their once friendly working relationship.
'We've kind of kissed and made up, Ollie is a great guy,' he said.
'He visited my place near Cooma, came for dinner all the time and he showed me a great time when I came to Sydney. He took me to a bar in margarita bar in Darling Harbour with some real heavy-hitters.'