Brazilian-based cryptocurrency ponzi Velox Global has collapsed after less than two years since launching colorfully in Kenya. The company has gone down sinking millions of shillings belonging to Kenyan investors.
The firm billed a membership fee of USD 200, and promised investors eye-watering monthly returns between 30% & 50%. Ms Esther Muthoni, a Kenyan businesswoman, reportedly invested KES 3.2 million (USD 32,000) alongside her friend, Lucy Kamatu, who invested KSh500,000 (USD 5,000).
Investors raised concern after noticing that the firm was operating outside its licensed operations of handling non-financial assets.
The firms collapse comes barely days after the issuance of a warning against investing in cryptocurrencies given by the Capital Markets Authority.
The companies website has been pulled offline since the news of its collapse.