March 31, 2024

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Johann Steynberg, CEO of Mirror Trading International (MTI), a South Africa-based trading platform, was arrested in Brazil for being associated with a Bitcoin (BTC) Ponzi scheme.

Brazilian police recently arrested Steynberg on Dec. 30, 2021, in Goiânia province. The subject mobilized around 16,000 BTC from several cryptocurrency investment platforms between 2019 and 2020.

“After intensive identification and surveillance work, and with the help of information provided by the Brazilian Federal Police, it was possible to identify and address the suspect, who was pretending a false identity at the time of the approach,” the . . .

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