$1.3 Million Bitcoin Scam Swindles Victims in Thailand. Are Tougher Crypto Regulations Necessary?

alarm ICO crypto bitcoinA virtual bitcoin mining farm in Thailand has allegedly scammed users out of 42 million baht (approximately $ 1.35 million), according to a report in the Bangkok Post.  30 victims have filed a complaint against the company, CryptoMining.Farm. Although police believe the scam may have hit up to 140 individuals. It comes just months after a group of Thai siblings was accused of defrauding an investor of $ 24 million in bitcoin. Although Thailand is a booming market for cryptocurrencies, is it time for tougher regulations to crack down on scams and frauds? Victims report alleged blockchain mining scam https://t.co/W0dgXJ54j3 — Bangkok

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BitMEX Research: Bitcoin Economics – Deflationary Debt Spiral (Part 3) – Bitcoin is resilient against some traditional disadvantages of deflation. Bitcoin has weaknesses, often overlooked by critics, which make the controversial supply cap necessary. (New PDF Report)

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We are in the cleansing phase of crypto – where the alts that should never have had high value are steadily bleeding out. This cleansing is a necessary step to enable the next step up for Bitcoin.

In the past 30 days, Bitcoin is up 7.2% and only 5 coins have performed better than Bitcoin in fiat value change. And of those, only Litecoin has a market cap that puts in among the major coins. All other coins have lost value compared to Bitcoin. During this same time that Bitcoin is +7%, Bcash is -20%, for example.

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This phase is a healthy and necessary and welcome cleansing of the market. When it completes, Bitcoin will take its next leg up in value to new ATH.

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