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# pyramid schemes News

July 15, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Crime, News, Regulation
On July 11, 2018, the Chinese police apprehended over 540 people for organizing an online soccer gambling game which involved the exchange of bitcoins. The illegal betting places were conducted in south China's Guangdong Province. Squashing Gambling Rings in China The police in Guangdong Province said that the total amount...
Chinese authorities have taken a proactive approach in cracking down the OneCoin pyramid scheme, which has caused havoc since 2016. Nearly 100 people were arrested on May 29, 2018. OneCoin Pyramid Scheme and Crackdown In China, OneCoin followed the moniker Weika Coin and offered investors an opportunity to buy OneCoin...
April 23, 2017 by at Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation
At last, Josh Garza, the founder of the PayCoin Ponzi scheme and CEO of GAW Miners pleaded guilty to wire fraud following an official complaint by the SEC filed in 2015. The US Department of Justice’s letter read: “We are currently negotiating an agreement with defendant Homero Joshua Garza to...
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