Stefan Qin appeared in an interview at CNBC back in 2018 explaining how he has found a way to make money using Bitcoin no matter BTC prices went up, down or remain still. The interview made then 21 year old quite famous and his crypto hedge fund Virgil Capital was a one night success.
Stefan Qin is a 23 year old Australian based in California who built a business out of arbitrage opportunities available in cryptocurrency space. In 2016, Stefan founded Virgil Capital a firm specializing in cryptocurrency arbitrage and put his studies San Francisco’s Minerva schools on hold.
His Crypto hedge fund Virgil capital clocked 400% returns on investment in 2017-18 managing around $23.5 Million then.
SEC Freezes Assets and Accuses Stefan Qin for Fraud
As per SECs press release, Qin and his entities are charges for misleading investors through their Sigma Fund since 2018. The Main allegations as per SEC are:
Qin Mislead investors by promising to use the funds only for cryptocurrency trading while Qin and his entities used the funds for personal as well as other high risk investments.
Investors were informed that their funds will be transferred to a new firm owned by Qin no funds were transferred.
SEC complaint alleges that 23 year old is still attempting to misappropriate assets from his VQR fund and raising money for Sigma Fund.
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