KIEV. 14 Aug. UNN. Twenty-two cryptocurrency millionaire from Finland has lost more than 5.5 thousand bitcoins, once took part in an alleged investment fraud scheme in Thailand, reports UNN with reference to the trade publication ttrcoin.
It is noted that in June 2017 the group of crooks convinced a Finnish businessman Aarne Otava, Saarimaa to invest in several Thai securities, a casino in Macau and cryptocurrency called Dragon Coin.
Crooks said that the Dragon Coin can be used in Macau. In addition, they led Saaremaa in this casino, to demonstrate the legitimacy of their project. The article says that Saarimaa buying into the scheme and transferred the crooks 5564 BTC.
In January, without receiving on their investments no income, Saaremaa filed a complaint to the Thai Department for combating crimes (CSD) together with his business partner, believes that this investment scheme is a fraud.
CSD started to investigate the case and stated that the group did not make any investment in, Saaremaa, instead, transferred all bitcoins in Thai baht and placed these funds in seven Bank accounts.
Although it is unclear exactly when the scammers sold bitcoins, CSD stated that they got for them, about 800 million baht (approximately $ 24 million).
Recall that in early July in the “laundering” of funds through bitcoin has accused Indian politicians.
Meanwhile, CEO of the American financial holding JPMorgan Jamie Dimon criticized towards bitcoin, calling this fraudulent currency and uninteresting.
Japan did not consider bitcoin a means of payment.
Ukraine, meanwhile, is still undecided in the regulation of cryptocurrencies.
The Verkhovna Rada registered several bills to legalize the cryptocurrency market in the country. NBU offers MPs called premature and “raw”.
One of the documents was prepared by the MP from the RPL Serhiy Rybalka. The team of authors of the bill “On stimulation of the cryptocurrency market and its derivatives” he turned on his civil wife — Anastasia Bayborodina. Then, colleagues in the radical faction criticized the latest “for pulling the familiar” in the lists of legislators.
With regard to the nature of the proposed Fishing of the bill, the experts of the Bitcoin Foundation, called it meaningless.
And the General Director of investment and banking firm European Capital Management Vadim Brailovsky, and even stated that the initiative of a radical is nothing more than political populism.