Industry Report: News Surrounding Bitfinex Gets Weirder

Industry Report: News Surrounding Bitfinex Gets Weirder

News surrounding Bitfinex gets hairier, some warring views surface on bitcoin and its functions, and Colombia’s first digital exchange closes its doors. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. BITFINEX. Following a $72 million dollar hack that occurred just a few days ago, news surrounding Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex is getting mysterious. The company’s elusive CEO Raphael Nicolle has allegedly been part of several Ponzi schemes — some of which he funded, and one he may have tried to start on his own. Since 2012, Nicolle has....


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The FBI is investigating a report filed by an unnamed Bitfinex user alleging that funds were stolen from their account, CoinDesk has learned. According to an incident report filed on 14th September, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident stated that they lost $1.3m in bitcoin tied to the hack and subsequent $70m theft from Bitfinex. The Cambridge Police told CoinDesk that the matter had been referred to the FBI after an initial investigation. Bitfinex representatives have previously said that they are working with the FBI as part of its investigation into the hack. The incident report – and....