SEC charges Texas man for defrauding investors in bitcoin Ponzi scheme

SEC charges Texas man for defrauding investors in bitcoin Ponzi scheme

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Texas man and his company for defrauding investors using a bitcoin Ponzi scheme. According to the SEC, Trendon T. Shavers, founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST), allegedly used the monikers 'Pirate' and 'pirateat40' to offer and sell bitcoin investments on the internet. He managed to raise at least 700,000 BTC, which is now worth more than $64 million. Shavers promised the investors they would receive up to 7% interest per week based on the company's bitcoin market arbitrage activity, however, BTCST was....


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