Ex-CEO of Kaspersky Lab Called BTC a Product of US Secret Services

Russian IT entrepreneur Natalya Kasperskaya called Bitcoin a product of American special services with the aim of financing secret intelligence services in the USA, England, Canada, and other countries
19 January 2018   422

Natalya Kasperskaya is a Russian IT entrepreneur, President of the 'InfoWatch' Group of companies and co-founder and ex-CEO of antivirus security software company Kaspersky Lab.

Ex-CEO of Kaspersky Lab gave a speech on January 18 at the IT conference "Modern technologies are the basis of information and cyber-wars" organized by ITMO Saint Petersburg University, which is one of Russia’s National Research Universities.

Natalia Kasperskaya at the IT conferenceNatalia Kasperskaya at the IT conference

While presenting her presentation, she showed the slides which displayed the following statements:

Bitcoin is the product of American special services with the aim of quickly financing secret intelligence services in the USA, England, Canada, and various countries. It is "privatized" as the Internet, GPS, TOR. In fact is it dollar 2.0. Exchange control is in the hands of the owners of exchanges.
 

Natalya Kasperskaya

Moreover, she called Satoshi Nakamoto, who is considered to be the creator of Bitcoin, "a group of American cryptographers".

She also claimed that more than 25% of all Bitcoins are in the hands of its "founders", and 927 people own 50% of all coins, while 64% of the Bitcoins are not used at all.

SEC Suspends Trading in 3 Companies

On Friday The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily suspended the trading of three companies as they made the purchase of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related assets
17 February 2018   133

According to the announcement, the trade of  Cherubim Investments, Inc., PDX Partners, Inc., and Victura Construction Group, Inc. will be suspended between 9:30 a.m. EST Friday and March 2. The notice was dated Feb. 15.

SEC stated that its trading suspension orders state that recent press releases issued by CHIT, PDXP, and VICT claimed that the companies acquired AAA-rated assets from a subsidiary of a private equity investor in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, among other things.

The release also indicates additional reasons for the suspensions. The agency’s orders also say there are questions regarding the nature of the company's business operations. In case of CHIT, the Commission suspended trading in the securities because of its delinquency in filing annual and quarterly reports.

In August 2017, the SEC  issued a warning for investors about the companies that may publicly announce ICO or coin-related events to affect the price of the company’s common stock.

Fraudsters often try to use the lure of new and emerging technologies to convince potential victims to invest their money in scams. 

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission