Online Currency Actually A Big Ponzi Scam
from the wonderful dept
Remember during the bubble years when you couldn’t open a website without seeing yet another form of internet currency? Apparently, one of them, that claimed it was actually “gold backed” was simply a big ponzi scheme that was discovered when the guy who ran it stopped making payouts and hightailed it to Mexico. Those who lost money have sued him and a bunch of others, including some Latvian banks who apparently were partners to the project. The article linked here is about how one of those banks can be included in the lawsuit, as the bank tried to dismiss the charges. Either way, it does raise legitimate issues about how people can trust any kind of internet-based currency system.