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Not long after our last story regarding the apparently-anonymous trader who was attempting to get a class action suit against Poloniex due to the very suspicious trading pattern that occurred in conjunction with a concerted denial of service attack, CCN received word that a firm specializing in virtual currencies was looking into the matter:
The virtual currency practice group of Los Angeles-based law firm Berns Weiss LLP is investigating potential cases dealing with DDoS attacks that recently affected cryptocurrency exchanges Kraken and Poloniex.
Customers who have suffered losses may reach out directly to Berns Weiss LLP.
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Not long after that, a friend of the author pointed out that PoloniexLawsuit.com was now redirecting to Poloniex.
Here is what the site looked like when we originally reported:
Now it simply redirects to Poloniex.
Our first instinct was to try and get hold of the founder of the site, who registered it anonymously and did not inform us of the site directly. Unable to find his identity, we contacted the person who told us of the site initially. That person also did not know who had founded the lawsuit site.
We then reached out to Poloniex themselves, and they went the route of plausible deniability:
Dear P H Madore, I have no idea who owns this domain or why it would redirect to Poloniex. Best regards, Michael
That Poloniex went the “no-comment” route is troubling, for they did not inquire what the site was initially about, or anything of that nature.
So what do we know? From the Poloniex terms of service:
In addition, we reserve the right to all remedies available at law and in equity for