Quoine Found Guilty for Reversing B2C2's Deals

Quoine exchange cancelled B2C2 transactions worth 3085 BTC due to the fact its ETH to BTC exchange rate was 125 times higher than average
15 March 2019   599

The Singapore International Court of Commerce has found Quoine guilty of canceling B2C2 liquidity provider transactions in the amount of 3,085 BTC. It is reported by The Business Times.

According to the court, having canceled the transactions concluded by B2C2 on the “uncharacteristic” rate in April 2017, Quoine “violated the terms of the contract and did not comply with its obligations”.

B2C2 created seven orders for the sale of Ethereum with 10 bitcoins per unit, which was 125 times higher than the exchange rate set at that time.

The funds received were automatically credited to the B2C2 exchange account, and 308 ETH - was withdrawn. The next day, Quoine rejected the deal, and the balances on the accounts were set at the values ​​before they were concluded.

B2C2 through court demanded to recover 3085 BTC from Quoine, because under the terms of the contract the exchange “had no right to unilaterally cancel the transaction after their conclusion”.

However, the court, having recognized the exchange as guilty, did not agree with the amount of compensation, taking into account the “substantially increased” rate of Bitcoin from the moment of filing the claim. Its size will be determined at the time of the next hearing.

Note that at the time of the transaction 3085 BTC amounted to $ 3.7 million, at the current exchange rate this amount would be almost $ 12 million.

Quoine representatives did not rule out that they would appeal this judgment.

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   313

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.