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US joins probe into SA crypto firm Mirror Trading

4 Aug 2021  /  Roxanne Henderson, Bloomberg  
Seen as 2020’s biggest cryptocurrency scam, to help liquidators of the South African scheme recover the assets of out-of-pocket investors.

Bitcoin

Crypto players form association to handle bad actors, regulations

4 Aug 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan    7
To assist in rooting out the likes of MTI and to help shape the 'coming regulation'.

Bitcoin

Beware of scammers promising to recover MTI bitcoin, say liquidators

UPDATE
20 Jul 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   5
MTI members are being contacted with fake offers to recover bitcoin.

Moneyweb Crypto

MTI placed in final liquidation, 8 000 more bitcoin traced

2 Jul 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   14
Liquidators are encouraging MTI members to lodge claims, saying they will not be asked to pay contributions to the insolvent estate.

Moneyweb Crypto

Lightning strikes twice for Africrypt’s Cajee brothers

29 Jun 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   39
This is not the first time their crypto schemes have been 'hacked'.

Moneyweb Crypto

Africrypt ‘hack’ of nearly R54bn dwarfs Mirror Trading

23 Jun 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   70
The founders of the company, Raees and Ameer Cajee, have reportedly disappeared to the UK – while investigators say the ‘hack’ reeks of something more sinister.

Bitcoin

An inside look at how MTI managed to prolong an extraordinary losing streak

9 Jun 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   20
It was losing money from the get-go, and had to lie and fabricate trading results to convince investors to climb on board.

Moneyweb Crypto

The liquidation of iCE3 is a watershed moment for SA’s crypto industry

3 May 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   8
A legal battle is likely developing over who owns the crypto assets in the exchange – iCE3 or the account holders?

Bitcoin

Steynbergs of MTI provisionally sequestrated

23 Apr 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   8
And still no sight of the missing CEO.

The three main factors influencing crypto arbitrage profits

21 Apr 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan  
It comes down to supply and demand.

Bitcoin

Why regulation is essential for mass adoption of cryptos

16 Apr 2021  /  Wiehann Olivier   14
It will help build the trust that reputable crypto operators are seeking – and help prevent the next MTI scam.

Bitcoin

MTI liquidators recover R1.1bn in bitcoin

1 Apr 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   10
With a 'high likelihood' of recovering more.

Investigations

MTI final liquidation hearing postponed until May

3 Mar 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   8
In the hope the failed bitcoin scheme can still be saved.

Bitcoin

MTI was by far 2020’s biggest investment scam – Chainalysis

16 Feb 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   23
Helped itself to R8.6bn worth of bitcoin belonging to its 'investors'.

Moneyweb Crypto

FSCA issues warning on crypto assets

4 Feb 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   25
If something goes wrong, you’re unlikely to get your money back and you’ll have no recourse against anyone.
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