In 2017 from the knavish charts related to cryptocurrency, to the habitants of Australia a damage was inflicted in size more $2,1 million. About it is told in an annual report the Australian commission on questions competition and defence consumers.
According to data of department, from January to September these charts treated to the consumers approximately on $100 thousands monthly, but in December, when the course bitcoin jumped up to $20 thousands, the losses of consumers made already $700 thousands.
In the number of the most widespread charts deception the representatives commission distinguished scam ICO, cryptocurrency pyramids and extortion bitcoin by means viruses cryptocurrency.
Nevertheless, in a department did not eliminate, that in future malefactors can create new charts for the theft of digital assets.
“As well as with all other knavish charts, it, probably, only apex iceberg”, – they summed up.
We will remind, before in May the researchers of Wall Street Journal studied the market ICO found out that 18,6% from the general amount startups conducting primary suggestions chinks, potentially can appear benches and already brought to the creators above a $1 billion.
Stepping back, one case of epidemic swindle is illuminated in a lecture, that embraces all earth.
As reported before, only seven prominent swindlers, khakis and attacks, in 2017 brought to the loss about $490 million from consumer funds. By analogical character, Wall Street Journal reported recently, that from 1450 ICO, that he considered, 271 had “red flags that plug in itself documents with plagiarism investor, promises of the assured returns and failing or counterfeit executive commands”.