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   143

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The funds received were automatically credited to the B2C2 exchange account, and 308 ETH - was withdrawn.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.

Cryptopia to Provide New Info Regarding Compensations

The exchange isn't going to refund deposits, sent more than 24 hours after the security breach
25 March 2019   1

The New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia provided additional information regarding the procedure for paying compensation to users who suffered from a hacker attack in January.

According to today's announcement, users who have made deposits to their addresses more than 24 hours after the company reported the incident, that is, after 16/01/2019 12:00AM NZT , will not be able to claim payment in accordance with the previously announced plan.

The Exchange also draws attention to the fact that it currently does not have a specific deadline for returning assets to users to whom such payments are due. Cryptopia addresses are still not available for deposits, so users shouldn't try to transfer funds to them until further notice. After the renewal of deposits, clients of the exchange will need to regenerate the purse addresses for each of the supported cryptocurrencies.

As analysts noted, the funds withdrawal continued even after the official announcement and the start of a police investigation.