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|Founders Of South African Bitcoin Exchange Disappear After $3.6 Billion 'hack by Yankee101: 3:41am On Jun 24|
Founders of South African Bitcoin exchange disappear after $3.6 billion 'hack'
Wed, June 23, 2021, 12:46 PM·1 min read
Cryptocurrency investors in South Africa may have lost nearly $3.6 billion in Bitcoin following the disappearance of two brothers associated with one of the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges. According to Bloomberg, a law firm in Cape Town says it can’t locate Ameer and Raees Cajee, the founders of Africrypt. In April, the exchange told its investors it was the victim of a hack and asked them not to report the incident to the authorities on account it would “slow down” the process of recovering their missing money.
Some of those involved in the exchange hired Hanekom Attorneys, the law firm that said it couldn’t find the two brothers, to investigate the incident. It found that someone had withdrawn Africrypt’s pooled funds from the local accounts and client wallets where the coins were stored originally and put them through tumblers and mixers, making it difficult (though not impossible) to trace the money. “Africrypt employees lost access to the back-end platforms seven days before the alleged hack,” the law firm told Bloomberg. The outlet attempted to call both Cajee brothers multiple times only to get their voicemail each time.
Complicating any recovery attempt is that South Africa’s Finance Sector Conduct Authority can’t launch a formal investigation into the incident because cryptocurrency isn’t legally considered a financial product in the country. If no one can recover the money, it will go down as the largest cryptocurrency loss in history, easily overshadowing the approximately $200 million CAD that disappeared when the founder of Canada’s QuadrigaCX exchange died while travelling in India.
|Re: Founders Of South African Bitcoin Exchange Disappear After $3.6 Billion 'hack by Yankee101: 3:41am On Jun 24|
|Re: Founders Of South African Bitcoin Exchange Disappear After $3.6 Billion 'hack by AlhajiNatty(m): 5:06am On Jun 24|
Cryptocurrency and its attendant wahala. And you wonder why its first three letters had to start with 'cry'.
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|Re: Founders Of South African Bitcoin Exchange Disappear After $3.6 Billion 'hack by Kobicove(m): 7:37am On Jun 24|
The problem with crypto is that it's so easy to loose your money through mistakes made by others...
|Re: Founders Of South African Bitcoin Exchange Disappear After $3.6 Billion 'hack by jesmond3945: 10:06am On Jun 24|
Please any exchange that is not binance or luno run
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