GitHub to be sued over libelous BTC-e claims

OKpay online payment system threatens to sue GitHub
02 August 2017   2455

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

OKpay financial service's CEO Sergey Mayzus claims he is preparing to sue GitHub over "libelous" accusations.

Thus, a post on GitHub contains a very certain information concerning Mayzus (as well as other people and organisations):

Mayzus and OKPay are working closely together with BTC-E.

The information on

Mayzus, in turn, hastened to post an official statement on Okpay website refusing the information provided by GitHub:

In connection with the closure of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges (BTC-E) by US law-enforcement agencies, false information was posted by anonymous person(s) on the website about alleged involvement of myself (Sergey Mayzus) and my companies OKPAY CY LTD and MAYZUS Financial Services Ltd. with the BTC-E exchange. I hereby declare that neither myself (Sergey Mayzus) nor the companies OKPAY CY LTD and MAYZUS Financial Services Ltd. that I own are in any way related to the BTC-E exchange, its owners, or employees.

Sergey Mayzus
CEO of OKpay

As Mayzus details, on July 26, 2017, a request was sent by the lawyers to GitHub Inc. as well as to unidentified owners of the website demanding that the libelous content be immediately removed. However, a response has never been received. That's why, Mayzus claims, the lawyers of his companies are to start preparing a lawsuit against GitHub Inc. and the owners of the website

Yet, it's worth mentioning that Mayzus did acknowledge his company "might" have counted among its clients "legal entities who could be operators of the BTC-E exchange or private persons who could be owners or employees of the BTC-E exchange":

However, all accounts of legal entities or individuals whom we considered as possibly related to the BTC-E exchange, are blocked, which was properly reported to the financial regulatory authorities.

Sergey Mayzus
CEO of OKpay 

Coinbase to Expand Services for Asia

Among the services available now there are Coinbase Prime, Pro and Custody
22 January 2019   119

Coinbase, the leading US cryptocurrency company reported that from now on its professional trading and custodial platforms are available to institutional clients and investors with large volumes from the Asian region.

In particular, according to the Coinbase blog, users of Asia will have access to the option of depositing accounts and withdrawing funds using SWIFT transfers through non-US bank accounts.

In the past 12 months, hundreds of crypto-first hedge funds have launched around the world, and many hundreds more traditional institutions such as proprietary trading firms, family offices and endowments have begun actively trading digital assets. Coinbase’s suite of professional products — Coinbase Prime and Pro, Coinbase Custody — serves these customers, along with other participants in the market, like asset issuers, crypto exchanges, and miners.

Elliott Suthers


Among the services available there are Coinbase Prime, Coinbase Pro and Coinbase Custody, which also supports the steamer USDC.

In December 2018, Coinbase began to provide services to residents of the islands of Guernsey and Maine, as well as Lithuania, Iceland, Andorra and Gibraltar.