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December 02, 2015, 06:35:05 AM
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Over 10,000 people were duped by Bitcoin mining startup, feds say

On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued the founder of a now-shuttered Bitcoin mining company, alleging that it committed $19 million worth of fraud in a Ponzi scheme.

According to the SEC’s civil complaint, Homero Joshua Garza and his companies, GAW Miners and ZenMiner, sold more than 10,000 "investment contracts representing shares in the profits they claimed would be generated from using their purported computing power to ‘mine’ for virtual currency."

Between August and December 2014, the companies sold $19 million worth of these contracts, dubbed "Hashlets."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/12/feds-sue-yet-another-cryptocurrency-startup-alleging-19m-ponzi-scheme/

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