On January 22, we have reported that Weiss Ratings, an independent rating agency of financial institutions, had announced it would issue letter grades on cryptocurrencies, basing them on a model that analyzed thousands of data points on each coin’s technology, usage, and trading patterns.
On January 24, Weiss Ratings reported that the team of the project was busy all night before the release of the ratings trying to avert service attacks from Korea, which were aimed at bringing down the Weiss Ratings website.
Earlier commentary on social media expressed considerable fear we were about to release negative ratings on their preferred currencies. So this may be an attempt to thwart our release today.
Martin D. Weiss
Founder, Weiss Ratings
Moreover, the founder of Weiss Rating stated that more than 100,000 unique visitors explored the website within just several hours, almost entirely from Asia, and the Weiss Ratings staff had to expand the server capacity on the cloud many times over in order to handle the volume.
Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Example
Nevertheless, the attacks did not damage the website and the ratings were successfully released, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, NEM, Litecoin, Stellar, EOS, IOTA, Dash, NEO, TRON, Monero, Bitcoin Gold and many others, causing a lot of controversy and arguments in the cryptocurrency community.