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Bitfinex team compensates for the lost $65 million due to the users

Bitfinex team compensates for the lost $65 million due to the users

by seo_worker » 2016-08-11 12:51:53



Last week, Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex suffered from attack or major disruption. In the end, the resource stopped working, losing 119 756 bitcoins. The current rate is already more than $70 million, but at the time of the incident loss was about $65 million. Now the site is back online (still in read-only mode), and the administration of the exchange announced that it intends to compensate losses at the expense of service users.

Although Bitfinex is working again, and users can log in to their accounts, the exchange continues to lead activities, that is, the output or the asset allocation and trading is still impossible. Also resource management have asked all users to change passwords and re-implement two-factor authentication, so that the resource is clearly suffered from the attacks of hackers, not from some mysterious failure. However, Reddit users have discovered a strange discrepancy in the statements made by the administration. So, the Bitfinex has announced that it is investigating the incident jointly with the FBI, but the FBI still has not confirmed this information.

But, it seems, disputes about the incident and the FBI involvement in the investigation will now be permanently shelved, as the administration of the exchange published a new statement.

Qoute:"After much deliberation, analysis and consultation we came to the conclusion that you need to apportion the loss between all accounts and assets," writes the user Bitfinex.


From the accounts of customers, it was decided to write off 36,067% of assets, instead of which the users will be given tokens BFX, which can later be used to offset losses or to receive shares in the company (depending on further developments).

Many users felt that the decision of the company unlawful from a legal point of view and prepare claims against Bitfinex. Other users say that now, it may be better to accept the decision of the administration, as numerous court proceedings can only accelerate the bankruptcy of Bitfinex, which already threatens the exchanger.
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