After they launched a multi-million dollar project to exchange currencies BitcoinTwo young people, aged 21 and 17, have disappeared after closing their trading platform, in a possible robbery case that may be the largest in history. CRYPTOCURRENCY.
The president and Amir Kaji have been in hiding since last April, when their platform was shut down and customers were told the money had been hacked and stolen, according to the British newspaper The Times.
Furthermore, the brothers allegedly urged AfriCrypt investors not to contact authorities, as it would “only delay” efforts to recover the funds.
In the weeks leading up to the disappearance, the brothers sold assets, including a Lamborghini Huracan, handed over their permanent suite at one of South Africa’s most expensive hotels, and their beachfront rental apartment near Durban.
For his part, investment attorney Darren Honeycomb explained that the company’s technology staff had not been able to access the company’s systems and servers a week before the alleged security breach.
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He added that AfriCrypt money was transferred from their clients’ bank accounts and wallets and placed in a way that makes it untraceable, noting that this immediately raised the suspicions of investors.
The two brothers have attracted a group of small and large investors from South Africa and abroad.
It is noteworthy that a similar incident occurred in 2017, when the Bulgarian Ruja Ignatova disappeared, after an electronic fraud and money laundering operation, which was described by the newspaper “The Times:” at that time as “one of the biggest frauds of history “. “.