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Researchers Claim Tether and Bitfinex Manipulated the 2017 Bitcoin Price Surge

Rumors regarding Bitcoin and price manipulation have been present for quite some time. It seems things are accelerating in this regard, with multiple investigations taking place as of right now. A new study indicates that Tether may have been involved in market manipulation in more ways than one. The Tether Controversy Continues Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are well aware that Tether has ...

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Bitcoin Price Fell by 2% Due to Brief Bitfinex DDoS Attack

Exchanges are an important cog in the machine that is cryptocurrency. Despite their centralized nature, consumers and speculators rely heavily on these platforms on a daily basis. For Bitfinex users, there was a slight scare on Tuesday when trading was halted for a short while. Another Issue for Bitfinex Although cryptocurrency exchanges have seen their fair share of issues throughout the ...

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Bitfinex Exchange Resumes Trading After DDoS Attack

Bitfinex announced that it has resumed its trading services after containing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Tuesday, June 5. The exchange first suffered issues with its trading engine which caused it to go offline briefly, and after fixing the issue, it was operational again. However, after less than an hour of activity, Bitfinex announced that it was ...

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Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Bounces Back after a DDoS Attack

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Shortly after completing an unplanned maintenance, Bitfinex suffered a DDoS attack on Tuesday. While it managed to recover in less than 3 hours, users weren’t happy their assets were frozen twice. On June 5, Bitfinex reported its platform was “under heavy load”. Roughly an hour later the ...

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US Regulator Rejects FOIA Request Concerning Bitfinex, Tether Subpoenas

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has refused a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a release of the subpoenas allegedly issued last year to cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and token issuer Tether, Coindesk reports Wednesday, June 6. Bitfinex and Tether share a CEO, Jan Ludovicus van der Velde, and the two entities had created controversy last fall over alleged ...

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Resumes Services Following Cyberattack

A Hong Kong-based cyptocurrency exchange briefly halted its services today due to a cyberattack, causing the platform to be under an extreme load. DDoS Attack Targets Bitfinex Bitfinex was the target of a DDoS, or distributed denial-of- service attack, earlier today. This occurs when a number of compromised computer servers attack a target by overwhelming a system. In the case ...

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Another Report Links Bitfinex to Puerto Rico’s Noble Bank

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The whispers that cryptocurrency exchange giant Bitfinex has found a banking partner in the Caribbean are growing louder. Citing three people with knowledge of the matter, Bloomberg reports that the exchange operator has opened accounts at Noble Bank International, a financial institution based in San Juan, Puerto ...

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Bitfinex Aims to Eliminate Tax Evasion by Cooperating with the British Virgin Islands – The Merkle

In the world of cryptocurrency, controversy is not all that difficult to come by. This is especially true when it comes to exchanges and trading platforms which share client information with the government. After the recent Coinbase-IRS debacle, it now seems Bitfinex is handing over a lot of customer information to the authorities as well. Bitfinex Stirs the pot While there are good reasons for a ...

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