Authorities in China have busted a World Cup betting ring that took in more than 10 billion yuan (almost $1.5 billion) in digital money wagers, reports the South China Morning Post. Six people purportedly associated with the dark web based crime syndicate have been captured and experts have seized cryptocurrency found in their ownership worth more than 10 million yuan. In an announcement, police in the Guangdong area said that betting stage they ran accepted bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin.
The stage purportedly gathered wagers through the span of eight months, getting 330,000 clients from around the globe. More than 8,000 people were named as operators, procuring commissions when they pulled in new individuals. While this is obviously the main ring to be busted that utilized cryptographic money, experts in the nation have been attempting to take action against betting, which is to a great extent illicit crosswise over China. Up until this point, they have allegedly captured 540 suspects and solidified 260 million yuan (~$39 million) as a component of a push to stem illicit World Cup betting.
Chinese authorities haven’t been huge fanatics of cryptographic forms of money. The nation prohibited initial coin offerings a year ago and has been making moves to close down access to residential and remote crypto currency exchanges.
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