Largest bitcoin fraud
Bitcoin Savings and Trust
Not Applicable ()
Bitcoin - a virtual monetary system based on digital tokens of no intrinsic value - was conceived in 2008. By November 2013 its value had soared to US$1,000 (£613) per bitcoin. The currency has already suffered from fraud losses. According to and a November 2013 report in the Washington Post, the worst loss was that of the Bitcoin Savings and Trust, which reportedly lost the equivalent to US$5.6 million by the time it was shut down by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2012.