Major Crypto Exchanges Delist Centra Tokens Due to Lawsuit

Binance, KuCoin and OKeX warned users of a fraudulent Centra ICO project and announced their plans to delist CTR tokens
03 April 2018   781

Today we have reported that the collective lawsuit was filed against Centra ICO. The project was accused of violating the US Securities Act, and the organizers of Centra ICO were charged with misleading investors about the company’s relationship with the payment services Visa and Mastercard, as well as in posting false information about its members on its website.

Following the announcement of Centra ICO being a fraud, major cryptocurrency exchanges started publishing notes warning the users of a fraudulent ICO project and delisting CTR tokens. Among the first exchanges which tend to delist the token are Binance, KuCoin and OKeX.

This is a special announcement about the high risk associated with the CTR token in light of the information released earlier today relating to the controversial and fraudulent acts by members associated with the Centra Tech team.

Binance Announcement

Binance stated that it will monitor the situation closely, and most probably take further actions including delisting, promising to inform the users about its intentions in a 72 hours notice.

KuCoin reported that it has subsequently conducted market research and analysis of the negative impact of the CTR project, and made a decision to delist Centra (CTR) tokens. CTR trading pairs closing date will be at 15:00:00 (UTC+8) on April 04, 2018, and CTR withdrawal function will remain open for some time.

OKeX has joined the above mentioned crypto exchanges and decided to close all Centratrading pairs starting from 15:10, April 3, 2018 Hong Kong Time. All pending orders of the trading pairs will be cancelled, but the withdrawal service of CTR will still be available until further notice.

Chinese Police to Bust OKEx Founder

But looks like, there's no need for panic - media reports that police let him go without charges
12 September 2018   312

The Shanghai police detained the founder of the OKCoin exchanges and OKEx Star Xu, presumably in connection with the investigation of cryptocurrency fraud. This is reported by the local newspaper Sina News.

Law enforcement agencies of Shanghai received complaints from investors on the WFEE crypto-currency company, of which Star Xu is a participant. Police detained the founder of the Chinese exchanges for interrogation in the investigation of this case.

Sina News reports that if the police do not file charges against Stary Xiu for participation in the fraudulent scheme, he will be released within 24 hours.

But today Star Xu was discharged. He is supposed to help the investigation of investors' complaints about the cryptocurrency company WFEE. This is reported by CoinDesk with reference to local publications.

As far as I know, Star called the police for help when he was surrounded by a group of people in Shanghai. The police arrived on the scene and invited all of them to the police station.

Andy Cheung at Twitter

OKEx Team

The police brought everyone to the station to clarify the circumstances, and then released the founder of OKCoin and OKEx without charge. Andy Cheung also noted that Star Xu at the moment has nothing to do with OKEx.

It is noteworthy that on the same day several OKEx clients applied to the Shanghai Police Department. They reported that on September 5, during the fall of the price of the first cryptocurrency, their BTC futures positions on the exchange were forcibly liquidated.

Due to a bug on the platform, which users were not warned about, investors could not close positions on their own, which led to financial losses. At the same time, the press secretary of OKEx reported to CoinDesk that the company was not aware of the problematic incident.

Shortly after, in Twitter-account of the venture fund OK Blockchain Capital (OKBC) and partner of OKEx published a series of tweets that shed light on the situation. In particular, the fund denied any connection between Stuart Xue and WFEE.

OK Blockchain Capital Twitter
OK Blockchain Capital Twitter

It is known that OKBC together with a group of venture investors acquired a start-up WFEE. However, soon WFEE changed the original white paper, which OKBC representatives were not notified about.

OK Blockchain Capital stated that at the moment it does not participate in the WFEE project and is not responsible for the results of the company's activities.

In another tweet, OKBC reported that last month OKEx conducted delisting of the WFEE token and warned users about possible risks associated with the company.

The case of WFEE was sent to the Beijing Police Department.