South African Man Hands $60k Worth of Bitcoin to Thieves After Being Tortured

A cryptocurrency trader has been targeted by a criminal gang in South Africa. After being kidnapped and tortured, the victim eventually handed almost $60,000 in Bitcoin, along with cash and various other gadgets on his person at the time.

Known Bitcoin Trader Becomes Torture Victim in Robbery Case

According to reports in local news publication Soweto Urban, a Bitcoin trader from the town of Lanseria, South Africa, has become the victim of a kidnapping, robbery, and torture. The individual, identified only as “Andrew” in the report was targeted because of his known interest in cryptocurrency.

Andrew had met a man on Facebook who had expressed interest in hiring him to give a presentation on digital assets. He later met the same individual in person at Cresta Centre in Johannesburg and agreed…

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