Bitfinex Denies Accusation of Money Laundering


Published on 11 Apr. 2018
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Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex rejected the accusations of laundering money, received from the drug selling that ostensibly emerged during the investigation of Polish police which has been reported earlier this week.

One of the world top cryptocurrency exchanges provided the interview for CoinDesk. The representatives told the journalists that the exchange had “carried out an inner investigation of its international organization,” and hadn’t revealed any connections with exchange’s transactions and two shell companies that had been accused of deceit of the Belgian government and laundering the money received from the selling of the Colombian drugs.

The exchange mentioned that “based on all present evidence and information [it] has come concluded that these statements are false and ungrounded.”

Bitfinex statement also says:

As for the claims, mentioned in the accusations, Bitfinex didn’t participate in any official investigation initiated in any jurisdiction in the world, based on the statements reported by the Polish mass media. This indicates that the related governmental bodies didn’t find any bases for reacting on claims expressed against the platform.

Parallel, the platform said that any of its users have no problems accessing their accounts or money because of any probable law enforcement actions.

The rumors had first emerged at the beginning of this week when mass media reported that the workers of Polish law enforcement agencies arrested the assets of two shell companies that have been suspected at money laundering for Colombian drug cartels.

These companies were accused of deceiving the government of Belgia for 400 thousand euro. They are also suspected at the connections with “large online cryptocurrency exchange.” However, police didn’t mention any specific exchange, and the name of Bitfinex emerged in the article of the Polish technical blog Spider’s Web.

 


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