Part of Bitfinex’s “missing” $850 million is now in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice. Meanwhile, a controversial businessman was arrested for falsely setting up accounts that let exchanges—including Bitfinex, based on claims in the indictment—skirt bank rules and the law.
Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex may be planning to issue a proprietary exchange token to cover the potential loss of $850 million, according to the founder of cryptocurrency venture capital firm dFund.
Controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is alleged to have tapped into reserves of the stablecoin issued by sister company Tether to cover up $851 million in losses last year, New York Attorney General Letitia James charged on Thursday.
One of the saddest pages in crypto is in open sight for all to see. Of course, we’re talking about Tether’s “press” page. It’s just 10 articles, with the last one posted on April 22, 2015 and it was a CoinDesk story about using ShapeShift to buy USDT.