Bitfinex'ed Hired a Lawyer to Fight Bitfinex

New stage of one of the hypest struggles in crypto community
13 March 2018   1313

The Bitfinex'ed blogger, known for his criticism of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, hired a well-known lawyer to defend his interests in the fight against a company that earned a controversial reputation. This is reported by CoinDesk.

Stephen Palley, a partner of the Washington-based law firm Anderson Kill, on Monday sent a formidable message to Bitfinex Chief Legal Adviser Stuart Högner. In his letter, Palli warned Högner that if he finds out that the threats that his client has received are worth Bitfinex, the exchange will "there will be legal consequences."

As you know, threats have been made and continue to be made against @bitfinex'ed. If we learn that your client is directly or indirectly responsible for these threats, or if any harm should take place to @bitfinex'ed as a result of these threats, there will be legal consequences.

Stephen Palley

Partner, Anderson Kill

Bitfinex'ed appealed to a lawyer back in December last year, when Bitfinex began to publicly threaten to hold him accountable, but until recently this fact was kept secret.

Although Palli did not explain the nature of the threats coming from Bitfinex'ed, the blogger himself reported last year that someone had offered a five-figure amount for information about him.

Bitfinex'ed also believes that the temporary blocking of his Twitter account was made after the service received a large number of complaints sent at the request of Bitfinex.

The blogger publishes detailed investigations that cast a shadow on the Bitfinex and the associated Tether cryptocurrency token issuer since August last year. He argues that Tether releases its USDT tokens, which have gained considerable popularity in the crypto currency market due to the stability of their exchange rate against the US dollar, without having a sufficient phyty reserve for this, which is a violation of the conditions for providing service to the company and jeopardizing the integrity of the entire market.

In January, the Bitmex Exchange published its own investigation, which stated that Tether does not necessarily engage in fraudulent activities and can be serviced by banks in Puerto Rico, but the associated risks associated with its tokens continue to pose a threat to the cryptocurrency community.


2 Israelis Busted on Suspicion of Bitfinex Hack

Also, brothers Eli and Assaf Gigi created clones of popular crypto websites and used them for phishing attacks; a total of tens of millions dollars were stolen
24 June 2019   328

Israeli police arrested two brothers suspected of breaking into the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange and carrying out a number of phishing attacks. Police claims that the brothers managed to steal tens of millions of dollars. This is reported by the Cointelegraph.

Thus, the brothers Eli and Assaf Gigi created clones of websites of large cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets, distributed links to them through various crypto-communities, thus obtaining user account data.

In addition, according to police, they took part in the hacking of Bitfinex, which occurred in 2016.

It is worth noting that the alleged victims of the attacks of the brothers were in the EU and the United States, and therefore, law enforcement officers from several countries were engaged in the search for intruders.

It is reported that during the raid, the police discovered a cryptocurrency wallet containing significantly less money than it was allegedly stolen by the brothers.

At the beginning of the month, funds in Bitcoin wallets, which are used to store assets stolen from Bitfinex in 2016, suddenly began to move.