Some recent comments by Jed hints on the second choice or both. When I put forward the hypothesis that IH is hedging their Rossi bet with hiding investor money offshore, Jed was quick to answer …
Whoever told you that is lying. I.H. is funding research.
This statement could very well be true, but from previous rumors comes that Dewey Weaver’s sales pitch when recruiting LENR R&D talent goes something like paying peanut cash (k’s not M’s) for their IP but sprinkled with lots of worthless IH toilet paper stock.
In this hypothesis Jed’s actions makes a lot of sense. He might both be paid directly as a FUD consultant and protecting the value of IH for the LENR community (ie. HIS long term friends).
IH strategy is really somewhat clever since by tricking a lot of R&D people to sell their stuff for nothing they are buying their loyalty. And Jed’s.