ForexMinute.com — In the wake of one Bitcoin investment group duping investors of $USD387, Hong Kong Lawmakers recently urged local finance authorities to ban the cryptocurrency.
The strict reaction came after the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) lenient press statement yesterday, in which the organization simply asked people to be cautious while investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
“Such investments may involve fraud or pyramid schemes,” HKMA had stated on Tuesday. “Given the highly speculative nature of Bitcoin, we have all along urged the public to exercise extra caution when considering making transactions or investments with Bitcoin.”
Lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung, who was the first one to help the victims on the issue, asked the government to do something with Bitcoin. “It’s simply not enough to just ask people to exercise caution when investing,” he said. “It has to ban the circulation of such virtual currency in the market.”
We tried contacting the alleged fraudulent company MyCoin through mail and phone, but received no response. The company reportedly promised its investors attractive returns if they agree to pay an average sum of $400,000 as investments. However, it later disappeared along with investors’ money.
Police officials are yet to release a statement regarding the MyCoin scam.