Cryptocurrency Visas Shut Down

“Visa have today instructed us that we must close all WaveCrest issued Visa Prepaid Cards with immediate effect,” an email from WaveCrest states. WaveCrest had a license to issue Visa-branded credit, debit, and prepaid cards which was apparently yanked early in January.

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A Cautionary Tale for ICO Investors

Instead, Monaco was trying to increase the value of its ICO; MCO, which apparently occurred on 19 June 2017. The idea was to use the claims about the Visa to raise Monaco’s price which apparently worked.

This sounds like “pump and dump;” a classic scam in which fraudsters issue fake claims to increase the value of a worthless stock they are selling. The difference is that pump and dump is being used to push ICO tokens rather than stocks here.

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