The CEO of the Indian cryptoexchange Coinsecure, accused the head of the security department of his company of stealing 438 bitcoins or about $ 3.5 million at today's rate.
Coinsecure reported the incident on its website, laying out 2 images on the main page. The first image represents a message from the exchange team, the second is a scanned copy of a statement that CEO Coinsecure Mohit Carla sent to the police in New Delhi.
Our system itself has never been compromised or hacked, and the current issue points towards losses caused during an exercise to extract BTG [Bitcoin Gold] to distribute to our customers. Our CSO, Dr. Amitabh Saxena, was extracting BTG and he claims that funds have been lost in the process during the extraction of the private keys.
According to the second statement, Saxena told the team that the funds were stolen from the bitcoin wallet of the company.
However, the head of the exchange does not believe the words of his subordinate, which he indicated in a statement sent to the police.
Saxena is "making a false story to divert [his] attention and might have a role to play in this entire incident," Karla said.
The CEO demands that the police seize Saxena's passport, because he believes that his employee "might fly out of the country soon".
Carla founded Coinsecure in 2014. According to him, only he and Saxena had access to private keys from the main wallet of the exchange.