Ethereum 

Bitfinex and OKEx Hit by DDoS Attacks

Crypto exchanges have made it easier for millions of people to trade in cryptos, but they have also been found to be vulnerable to attacks, and today, two crypto exchanges, Bitfinex and OKEx, reported Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. OKEx stated that the exchange suffered the attack last night, but none of its users were actually affected by it. Bitfinex appears to have been the subject of a similar attack today, and the extent of the attack is not yet known. The company took to Twitter and stated that the matter…

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Cryptocurrency 

Tether and Bitfinex Unopposed to Lawsuit Consolidation

Three plaintiffs who have been involved in three separate lawsuits against Tether and its sister company Bitfinex have moved to consolidate their cases into one class-action suit. Court filings by David Leibowitz et al., Eric Young et al., and Bryan Faubus et al., accuse Tether and Bitfinex of creating “the largest bubble in human history” after they allegedly manipulated the crypto market out of up to US$1.4 trillion. All three cases were brought against the companies off the back of longstanding claims that Tether essentially printed billions of dollars worth…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex and Tether Lawsuit Revised After Plaintiffs Drop Action

Controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and its sister stablecoin issuer Tether have had a lawsuit against them withdrawn by two plaintiffs and re-filed with the addition of a new plaintiff. The two companies were accused of creating “the largest bubble in human history” in a lawsuit filed in New York in October, which alleged that Bitfinex and Tether manipulated the crypto market out of up to US$1.4 trillion. A second, similar case was then brought against the two companies by Eric Young and Adam Kutz, who claimed that Bitfinex and Tether…

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Ethereum 

Bitfinex and Tether Hit With Another Market Manipulation Suit

Bitfinex and its sister stablecoin issuer Tether have been handed another lawsuit alleging both firms manipulated the crypto market, following a similar such suit last month in New York, which claimed the companies created “the largest bubble in human history.” The second suit has been filed by Eric Young and Adam Kurtz at the district court in the Western District of Washington on November 22 and draws heavily from the previous lawsuit. In an extensive list of claims, Young and Kurtz say that Bitfinex and Tether “monopolized and conspired to…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex Denies Money Laundering as Crypto Capital President Arrested

Bitfinex has denied accusations of money laundering and claimed that it was a “victim of fraud” after the president of Crypto Capital was arrested in Greece yesterday. Ivan Manuel Molina Lee was arrested in Greece and extradited to the Polish capital of Warsaw yesterday, where he has been charged with being part of an international drug cartel and money-laundering operation that allegedly siphoned funds between South America and Europe. Crypto Capital has been described as a “shadow bank” at the center of a fraud investigation into Bitfinex and its sister…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex Wants to Subpoena Former Bank Exec Over Missing $880 Million

Bitfinex, the controversial cryptocurrency exchanged headquartered in Hong Kong, has filed an application for discovery with a California court in an attempt to subpoena a former banking executive in order to access $880 million USD in frozen funds. Bitfinex Seeking to Recover “Missing” Millions iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, submitted the request on October 18 in the US District Court for the Central District of Southern California, asking permission to take the deposition testimony of Rondell “Rhon” Clyde Monroe, formerly Vice President of investment bank TCA Bancorp. The request says, “In those proceedings, [iFinex] seeks to recover approximately…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex Plans to Sell $1 Billion Worth of LEO Tokens

Bitfinex has revealed plans of selling its asset LEO, which is estimated to be worth $1 billion. Although this might be seen as a bland move, leading analysts have nonetheless warned that it might hurt Bitcoin. $1 Billion Worth of LEO Tokens In a report last week by NewsBTC, Dovey Wan, the founder of Primitive Ventures, indicated that Bitfinex had plans of raising over $1 billion through the offering of its branded crypto assets through an on-platform initial coin offering. A section of the crypto community took the news as…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex Tether Issue Continues | CoinFlip and Tron Postpone Plans

Last week, news about the Bitfinex and Tether issue surfaced when The New York Attorney General’s office said it received a court order against iFinex, the company behind Bitfinex and Tether. While Bitfinex has issued a response to the claims made by the NYAG, the issue hasn’t gone away. If anything, things are worse. On Wednesday, CoinFlip announced it is going to postpone tether buying “until the smoke clears.” Here’s what we know. Bitfinex and Tether Issue Continues On April 25, NYAG Letitia James said her department is looking into…

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Blockchain 

Here’s What We Know About the Bitfinex and Tether Issue

On Thursday, April 25, reports surfaced that The New York Attorney General’s office is looking into Bitfinex. Specifically, NYAG Letitia James said she had received a court order against iFinex Inc., which is the company behind Bitfinex. The order told them to stop breaking New York law. Here’s what we know. The Bitfinex and Tether Issue: April 2019 According to reports, The New York Attorney General’s office is looking into iFinex. Why? Because the office alleges that Bitfinex lost more than $800 million. The crypto exchange then proceeded to use…

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