Poland Authority Charges Crypto Exchange BitMarket Co-Founder

Poland Authority Charges Crypto Exchange BitMarket Co-Founder

 

The District Prosecutor’s Office in Suwałki, a city in Poland, has revealed this Thursday that it has charged Marcin A. (the authority did not disclose the full name for legal reasons), the co-owner of BitMarket, for committing a crime, following an investigation into the exchange operating under the domain name BitMarket.pl.

The District Prosecutor’s Office in Suwałki has been overseeing the investigation into the Polish exchange, entrusted to the Department of Combating Cybercrime of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Olsztyn.

The investigation found that from mid-2015 until the 7th of July 2019, the people who were managing the company based in London, which acted as the operator of BitMarket, misled its customers, which led to users of the exchange losing at least 2,300 bitcoins, which amounts to around PLN 100 million ($25.3 million).

Following the investigation, Marcin A. was [translated]: “…charged with committing a crime in which, from May 2015 to July 7, 2019 in Olsztyn and other cities, via the Internet, acting on behalf of companies based in London and the Seychelles jointly and in agreement with other persons, on the virtual currency exchange market operated under the bitmarket.pl domain, misleading its users 525 led them to an unfavorable disposition of property with a total value of PLN 22,662,288.”

Furthermore, Marcin A. has been accused of: “…acting in the name of a company based in London in 2019, selling shares in another company to Olsztyn, led him to an unfavorable disposition of property in the amount of PLN 120,000, assuring the buyer […]