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Authorities in China are pursuing the alleged masterminds behind the MDC pyramid scheme

According to a local newspaper, authorities in China’s Rong County, Zigong City, recently punished eight people suspected of coordinating the MDC virtual currency pyramid scheme.

According to the article, the case was prosecuted by the Rong County People’s Procuratorate and took ten months to complete after the MDC’s 12 key members were arrested.

The MDC pyramid scheme was first cracked in May 2021, according to a report from the Sichuan Provincial Public Security Department.

Authorities in Rong County conducted further investigations and discovered that the plan had been in operation since July 2019.

The 2 million registered members of MDC

The thieves, according to the investigation, “created a blockchain website of ‘Magic Data chain’ and a virtual currency trading website of ‘XIN Exchange.”

The MDC virtual currency network, according to the study, had handled transactions worth over $147 million (1 billion yuan).

Furthermore, the scheme has 2 million registered members and 200,000 participants throughout 30 Chinese regions.

The assets “seized and blocked” by Rong County authorities in 2021 were valued slightly over $4.4 million, according to the report.

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