Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Organizers Arrested in Taiwan
Authorities in Taiwan have reportedly arrested two individuals in connection with bitcoin-focused Ponzi scheme MyCoin.
Authorities in Taiwan have reportedly arrested two individuals in connection with MyCoin, an alleged Ponzi scheme targeting bitcoin users.
News service China Times reports that Taipei's Criminal Investigation Bureau announced on 20th August that Lu Kuan-wei and Chen Yun-fei were apprehended and charged with their involvement in the scam. Lu and Chen reportedly held a number of MyCoin-related events.
resulted in millions of dollars in losses in various Asian countries. Victims were duped into investing in the bitcoin investment platform, which promised outsized returns.
The China Times report noted:
Taiwanese authorities have been conducting a formal investigation into MyCoin since March, according to the report.
Five individuals were arrested in Hong Kong in March, and law enforcement agencies in other nations have since pursued investigations into the matter.
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