Coinone Ordered to Compensate Client Loss From Hack

The decision of the Seoul District court may be really considered as a landmark
02 October 2019   227

Seoul District Court ordered Coinone bitcoin exchange to partially compensate the client for the amount of about $ 50,000, whose account was hacked by hackers. It is reported by the local edition of IT Chosun.

The affected client has been trading on the exchange since April 2017. As of November 2018, its deposits were estimated at about 58 million won ($ 48.3 thousand). However, on December 23, as a result of an account hack, his assets were almost completely stolen.

The hacker, using the Dutch IP address, gained access to the account, bought bitcoins and withdrew them from the exchange. The victim’s account has less than $ 5 left.

The client through the court demanded that Coinone compensate for losses of 58 million won, stating that the exchange was obliged to block transactions from foreign IP addresses. In addition, the amount of cryptocurrency transferred by a hacker exceeded the daily withdrawal limit set by the financial regulator of South Korea at $ 20 million, the plaintiff said.

The court agreed with part of Coinone's counterargument. He did not find the exchange guilty of account hacking and admitted that the site should not block foreign IP addresses.

At the same time, the court decided that Coinone is required to comply with the withdrawal limit, since the restriction is set not only to prevent money laundering, but also to protect customers from disruptions to the exchange. The court determined Coinone to pay compensation to the plaintiff at 25 million won.

The court decision creates a rather interesting precedent, despite the fact that the exchange was recognized as partially responsible for the incident, and the amount of compensation was much less than the claimant requested.

Binance Futures to Report on Month's Success

For example, On October, the 24h trading volumed reached 69 158 BTC (more than $500k)
16 October 2019   76

The crypto-derivative platform Binance Futures reported on the progress achieved in a month.

The blog of the largest Bitcoin exchange Binance says that during the first day the volume of trading on its unit was 19 253 BTC. Just 10 days later, this figure grew almost 4 times and reached a record 74,647 BTC. Thus, the turnover on Binance Futures quickly exceeded the trading volume in the BTC / USDT spot pair on Binance.com.

On October 8, Binance Futures became the fourth largest crypto derivative platform.

As of October 14, the daily turnover of this platform amounted to 69,158 BTC (> $ 500 million), which is comparable to the real trading volume on the 10 largest exchanges according to Bitwise. At the same time, the total daily trading volume on the regulated exchanges CME and Bakkt now amounts to only $ 84 million.

Many futures traders are also using our industry-leading spot market for hedging or conducting arbitrage trades. We have seen increased activities from these traders transferring in and out from spot to futures during volatile periods. The liquid and ease to use spot market, as well as the simple process to transfer capital between spot and futures, provides our customers with the most efficient manner to trade both markets. 
 

Binance Team

Also, according to them, the derivative exchange's matching engine is capable of processing 100 thousand orders per second.