South African Regulator Seeks More Crypto Powers After Alleged Ponzi Schemer’...

South African Regulator Seeks More Crypto Powers After Alleged Ponzi Schemer’...

“At the point something becomes a Ponzi scheme, we have lost our jurisdiction,” a regulator told Bloomberg.


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A South African regulator along with the country’s police have reportedly seized electronics devices and computers belonging to two principal members of Mirror Trading International (MTI), an alleged bitcoin Ponzi scheme. The raid at Clynton and Cheri Marks’ home on October 26 was conducted by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) officials who are looking for proof of trades and bitcoin balances. MTI Remains Defiant The raid comes after the South African regulator previously advised MTI clients to withdraw funds after determining that the company did not have the required....

South African Court Submissions Expose Lies and Deceptive Tactics Used to Per...

New submissions by a South African regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and liquidators have exposed the web of lies and deceptive tactics that were used by Mirror Trading International (MTI) CEO Johann Steynberg and others to perpetuate the Ponzi scheme. Undeclared Losses In its report filed with the South African court, the regulator also exposes the true extent of losses that were incurred by the bitcoin investment company. For instance, in what the FSCA calls the “first period,” MTI had a “total of nearly 51 bitcoin (that) were deposited with....

Africrypt Ponzi Scheme Collapse: South Africa Regulator Says Its ‘Not in a Po...

Following Africrypt’s collapse, South African regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), released a statement asserting its lack of jurisdiction over cryptocurrencies. Although the regulator says it is “continuing to investigate complaints” against the crypto investment company, it concedes it has only “found evidence of crypto-asset transactions.” A Large Number of Scams While the FSCA says it’s not in a position to take any regulatory action, in a statement released June 24, 2021, the regulator uses the Ponzi scheme’s global....

South African Regulator’s Probe Into Mirror Trading International Unearths Pr...

South African financial regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), has filed criminal charges with local law enforcement against Mirror Trading International (MTI), the alleged online bitcoin trading scam. The regulator says its decision to press charges follows an investigation into MTI that unearthed the company’s use of fake trade statements, undeclared losses, and possible fraud involving thousands of bitcoins. Bogus Trading Statements The ongoing probe’s preliminary findings seem to contradict claims by MTI’s executives that their company’s....

South African Regulator ‘Welcomes’ Binance’s Decision to Terminate Certain Se...

A South African regulator, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), says it welcomes Binance’s decision to stop offering some of its services to South Africans. Productive Consultations In a statement, the FSCA suggested that the move by the cryptocurrency exchange came after it held “productive consultations” with the regulator. As previously reported by Bitcoin.com News, Binance announced it was terminating some of its services in South Africa in order to comply with regulations. In its initial warning that prompted Binance to act, the....