The first lawsuit by the US Government over Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

According to a report by CNN Money, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced this week that it would file suit against a man and his New York-based company over an alleged Ponzi scheme involving bitcoin. 

This marks a historic (or perhaps notorious) first: the first time that the U.S. government has filed a fraud suit involving bitcoin, the world's leading cryptocurrency. 

The individual in question is Nicholas Gelfman of Brooklyn, New York, and the related company is a fund called Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. 

According to the CFTC, the fund "fraudulently solicited more than $600,000 from approximately 80 persons.", as Investopedia reports. Κάνοντας Like στο Facebook ενημερώνεστε άμεσα για τα νέα άρθρα -->
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