Police in India have joined US authorities in the search for the wanted mastermind of crypto pyramid scheme, BitConnect.
Back in 2016, a supposedly very “upcoming” and “innovative” crypto platform was launched. Its name was BitConnect. After initially attracting a lot of attention from interested investors who wanted quick and high returns, this particular platform soon spelled trouble for numerous people and made them lose billions of dollars in a well-orchestrated pyramid scheme.
The scam’s mastermind was an Indian known as Satish Kumbhani, who is now a person of much interest and wanted both in India and the United States.
The scheme worked by promising investors a whooping 10% ROI to be promptly paid out in the platform’s own token known as BCC (BitConnect). Users had to send in their investments in the form of Bitcoin (BTC).
However, just like how the rest of pyramid schemes work, a lot of people ended up losing all their money when the mastermind disappeared with the stash of Bitcoins invested by the users.
How India Got Involved
However, until recently, Indian police hadn’t joined the search for the top fraudster. That seems to have changed now. This happened after an investor complained to the police, revealing that he had lost about 220 BTC in the scheme after being convinced by Satish and his cronies to invest 54 BTC and get 166 BTC as ROI.
In February, US authorities filed a case against Satish and his group of scammers…