Bitcoin: a $ 300 million scam pinned by the American market policeman

Posted Nov 6, 2022, 3:10 PMUpdated Nov 6, 2022, 3:19 PM

In total, 82,000 bitcoins with a value at the time of the facts of $ 295 million: this is the jackpot that Douver Torres Braga, Joff Paradise, Keleionalani Akana Taylor and Jonathan Tetreault would have managed to divert from 100,000 investors around the world entire. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the supervisory authority for the financial markets in the United States, announced on Friday that it had filed a complaint against these four unscrupulous defendants.

The scam would be based on a Ponzi pyramid, this financial scam popularized by Bernard Madoff which consists of rewarding the first investors with the money invested by the latest arrivals in the assembly. “Braga created and controlled Trade Coin Club […] which promised profits from the trading activities of a purported crypto asset trading robot,” the SEC says.

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