Thailand launches probe into $2.46M cryptocurrency pyramid scam – The Next Web

Cryptocurrency investors who fell for an alleged pyramid scheme that resulted in losses of more than$2.46 million (THB75 million) have asked Thailands Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to investigate.

According to the Bangkok Post, the cryptocurrency project, known as Khung Nong Cryptocurrency Trading, became famous in parts of the country in 2018.

The scheme allegedly promised maximum returns of 8 percent per week, attracting individuals fromKrabi, Trang, Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat who sold their assets including cars, businesses, and land in order to invest.

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Human rights activistPhadungsak Tienpairoj, who has referred 20 victims to the DSI, has now reportedly taken up the case and prompted the department to investigate alongside law enforcement in the Krabi province.

Thailand made headlines in November 2018 as it prepared to launch its first regulated initial coin offering (ICO) portal in a bid to reinforce its tough stance on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Although todays news wont bring total solace to victims, its certainly a step in the right direction if theyre ever to recover the lost funds.

Published January 17, 2020 14:30 UTC

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