Ever heard of Bitcoin gang?
Well, it’s a thing now in India!
According to the news coming from India, a local businessman got abducted and looted by Bitcoin Gang. Probably the first ever incident of its kind.
Remember that Bitcoin is still not legalized in India and chances of it being legalized are very slim in future.
So this businessman (identity unrevealed) posted a requirement of Bitcoins worth $55000 on localbitcoins.com, a site which enables P2P trade of Bitcoins/fiat in the same country. A large portion of you can already envision this is a major sum in India, equaling around INR 3594937.50. A seller then contacted this guy to sell Bitcoins. He wanted to pay online but the dealer talked him into paying in cash, by offering him a discount.
Cheeky I see!
I am certain the seller would have given him the reason of tax avoidance and protection from Govt as well!!! The seller was a young lady in her graduation, probably the biggest reason the guy went for a physical exchange.
Anyways, the soon to be victim packs his $55,000 in a briefcase and goes to meet this woman. She, alongside her boyfriend, has officially set the trap for this person. When he meets this woman, an armed gang shows up and snatches all his fiat from him!!!! Also, they gave him some great beating, punch marks, purple eyes, and life threats if he tells about this ordeal to anybody!!!
However, the good thing is that the gang was caught and the cash that had been looted was returned to the owner. But looking at the bigger picture, events like this don’t really give Bitcoin a good name. Particularly in a country where it is already struggling for legalization. A government which is apparently in no mood to legalize Bitcoin may go on putting further restrictions on Bitcoin and other cryptos.
So, let’s see what the future holds for Bitcoin in India. Fingers crossed!