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涉嫌诈骗,又一加密货币遭CFTC起诉

美国商品期货交易委员会(CFTC)周三透露,该机构已向My Big Coin创造者提起诉讼。CFTC认为My Big Coin就是一个加密货币骗局,涉及金额总数高达600万美元。

CFTC表示,My Big Coin涉嫌的指控包括“将客户资金转入个人银行账户,利用这些资金用于个人开支和购买奢侈品(如家居、古董、美术、珠宝、奢侈品、家具、室内装潢和其他家居装饰服务、旅游和娱乐等。”

来自CFTC的详细信息称,几名被告为这个病不存在的加密货币设立了网站并在其上发布了一些虚假和误导性的声明,比如声称将该货币在多个交易所进行交易并虚拟了该币种的交易价格,而这些信息其实都是不存在的。此外,My Big Coin 还声称自己是由黄金支持的,并与万事达卡合作。

My Big Coin可能只是虚拟货币诈骗海域中的冰山一角。如今,国际监管机构正在积极加强加密货币及相关融资服务监管,不过恐怕仍然有不知情的贪婪投资者要沦为类似骗局的下一个目标。

On Wednesday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) revealed that it has filed a lawsuit against the creators of My Big Coin, an alleged cryptocurrency scam that took naive investors for $6 million.

The misappropriation charges include “transferring customer funds into personal bank accounts, and using those funds for personal expenses and the purchase of luxury goods” including “home, antiques, fine art, jewelry, luxury goods, furniture, interior decorating and other home improvement services, travel, and entertainment.” Sounds about right for a cryptocurrency scam.

As the CFTC details, the two named defendants operated a website for the nonexistent cryptocurrency that made a number of false and misleading claims, including characterizing the coin as being actively traded on multiple exchanges (it wasn’t) and stating the daily trading price for a coin that never existed. The pair behind My Big Coin also claimed that the coin was backed by gold and was partnering with MasterCard, two obviously false assertions.

My Big Coin might be the latest cautionary tale in the vast sea of coin scams, but it and the others we know now are just the tip of the iceberg. As international regulators scramble to catch up to a strange new world that popped up under their noses, you can bet for every legitimate ICO or coin project there’s a wave of sketchy ones waiting to rip off greedy investors who don’t know better.


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