First thing @Dillion I want to thank you for your offer to salvage something from NEWS...classy move and I wish you the best of luck moving forward.
One thing that I really find frustrating here is that I noticed that the remaining NEWS shares of BB Browser seem to have been sold from the NEWS account at 5 BURST each...picked up by the whale we have all come to know with address ending 5NFHJ. For a while at least it seemed the community was aware what Jervis was doing and no purchases were made at Jervis' asking price. Even when it went to 5 at first I did not notice a rush to buy...I thought it was good that the community was doing its part, regulated or not, to send a message to Jervis that his scam was over and he would make no further gains here.
Now the whale has bought those remaining shares at 5 and is attempting to sell starting at 45 each and up. Under normal circumstances one would say "oh well, he's got money to spend, that's the way this works..."; given though with certaintity that this whale 5NFHJ knows what Jervis and NEWS did to so many investors in this community I think it is a real piece-of-shit move on his (or her) part...full stop.
I recall there was some discussion a few weeks ago about trying to find a way to stop Jervis from making anymore BURST off his scam as possible but it seemed to go nowhere...in the case above I know it would have mostly relied on BB Browser to agree and sort something out but their presence here is about as active as Jervis himself in the end (less actually as I noticed NEWS paid another token dividend yesterday...last time BB Browser was here was over 2 weeks ago). Still, I think it would have been decent if some way had been found to halt these sales (or at least nullify their value for example like the recent Burst4All and tokens exchange example) , salvaging something for NEWS shareholders.
I suspect the whale is going to learn soon that the BB Browser he bought even at 5 was probably over-priced in the end; it still means though that he facilitated, with Jervis in full scam mode, the stealing of another 225.000 BURST from shareholders. I would like to think there can eventually be put in place some kind of mechanism to handle situations like the above; it will though require active participation from both asset issuers and the community of investors. We all invest here knowing the risks; but whan a scam is known and is actively taking place in front of our eyes there should be something that can be done. For now we will all have to rely on our own moral compasses I suppose...