The crypto card provider WireCard made more than $180 million in loans while being under investigation by the KPMG as we are about to read in the cryptocurrency news sites.
Wirecard paid more than $180 million in fraud unsecured loans during the first three months of 2020. As the Financial Times launched an investigation, they found that more than $1 billion had been paid to the alleged crypto card provider and partners in Asia before the company collapsed. TenX and Cryptoc.com customers in Europe were unable to use their cards for a time after the company went down.
Even while under investigation, the payments company which served a lot of crypto debit cards, continued cash handouts that will eventually destroy the company. The new details released by the Financial Times found that about $155 million were paid out in unsecured loans during the first three months of 2020. According to the timeline, the accounting firm KPMG as investigating Wirecard since 2019, and the investigation looked into whether Wirecard executives were defrauding the investors willfully, awaiting the collapse that proved a major setback for the digital asset businesses that are intending to work with Wirecard to provide Visa-like debit card products.
Wirecard went under investigation in 2015 and also there were several internal investigations launched in the Singapore offices in 2018. The company shares skyrocketed in 2018 and the following two years saw a flow of cash infusions during increased scrutiny from regulators and auditors. Earlier this year, the company finally admitted that more than $2 billion was missing from the company’s funds. The documents by the Financial Times showed that loans in early 2020 included about $115 million paid to Ocap which is a Singapore-based shell company that failed to repay the loans. OCap was run by a former Wirecard executive.
Prosecutors suspect Wirecard was looted before collapse https://t.co/eONgNgKbXU
— Financial Times (@FT) August 7, 2020
The collapse of Wirecard started an avalanche of issues for the customers of crypto debit card firms such as TenX and Cryptoc.com in Europe and in the United Kingdom because they were prevented from adding value to the cards. The service was restored for some customers once Wirecard was granted authorization to resume regulated activity a few days later. The Financial Times found that the company made loans worth more than $40 million to another Singapore-based company named Ruprecht Services.
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