US CFTC Penalizes Bitcoin Pool Operator $3.4 Billion In Largest Civil Fraud Victory

Summary: South Africa-based Cornelius Johannes Steynberg was fined $3.4 billion for running an unregistered Bitcoin commodity pool operation, the CFTC announced in a Thursday statement. Steynberg founded Mirror Trading International (MTI), a BTC pool operator that illegally accepted $1.7 billion from 23,000 U.S. citizens while operating out of SA…
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