Bitfinex have been under increasing scrutiny over the past few months as the Tether link unravels and various accusations from anonymous blogger who goes by the name of Bitfinex’ed continues his smear campaign against the leading cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.
Well, Bitfinex are not staying silent on the matter any longer, in fact over the past few days they have begun to try and calm concerns over the exchange and their holdings. On December 1st their official statement on all recent matters was published, the statement tried to quash concerns over the Tether token and recent hacks, it also approached the topic of Bitfinex’ed.
But they have now gone one step further to shut down criticisms once and for all, Bitfinex have hired legal firm Steptoe & Johnson to take legal action against Bitfinex’ed and other critics (if they can even be found).
The in-house counsel for Bitfinex, Stuart Hoegner said in the statement:
“To date, every claim made by these bad actors has been patently false and made simply to agitate the cryptocurrency ecosystem. As a result, Bitfinex has decided to assert all of its legal rights and remedies against this agitator and his associates.”
Then ironically the statement went on to accuse the Bitfinex’ed of the very same things they themselves were being accused of, market manipulation:
“In recent months, certain parties and their associates have made false and unsubstantiated claims against Bitfinex, engaging in potential market manipulation activity that is dishonest and unlawful,” Bitfinex said.
For anyone who is unaware of Bitfinex’ed and his ongoing campaign to destroy any credibility they Bitfinex may have then take a ride over to his/her/their medium page. A quick browse there and you’ll soon see whats got Bitfinex’s feathers ruffled!