IRA Financial Trust has filed a lawsuit against the Gemini crypto exchange for not taking timely action to prevent financial loss following the hack attack. Back in February, IRA Financial lost $36 million (about Rs 280 crore) worth of bitcoin and ethereum in a hack attack. The IRA held the cryptocurrency in association with Gemini and now, in its lawsuit, the IRA alleges that the crypto exchange did not take prompt action to prevent the loss of such a large amount.
In its lawsuit, IRA Financial — the manager of non-traditional retirement accounts — alleged that Gemini The accounts soon failed to freeze, which could have saved the outflow of assets to hackers.
“As stated in the complaint, the lawsuit, IRA Financial Trust v. Gemini Trust Company, LLC, alleges that Gemini cryptocurrency The exchange platform did not have proper safeguards in place to protect customer crypto assets,” an official announcement from the IRA Told In a blog post.
Gemini was launched in 2014 and its crypto exchange The service went live in 2015.
The company based in New York City in the US has denied all allegations leveled against it by IRA Financial, claiming that it maintains world-class security to protect its users and customers.
“We deny the allegations in the lawsuit. Our security standards are among the highest in the industry and we are constantly updating them to ensure that our customers are always safe. In this case, as soon as IRA Financial has given us their security incident informed, we acted expeditiously to minimize the loss of funds from their accounts,” a story by decrypt A Gemini spokesperson was quoted as saying.
IRA Financial aims to use the proceeds from this lawsuit to compensate customers who have lost crypto holdings He bought using his savings.
Further information in this matter is still awaited.
Meanwhile, the crypto sector and overall digital asset The industry has become a hotspot for illegal cyber activities.
Crypto hackers stole $182 million (about Rs 1,389 crore) in April beanstalk farmAn Ethereum-based stablecoin protocol.
open seaThe world’s largest market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), lost hundreds of digital collectibles in one phishing attack in the weekends. The incident reportedly caused a loss of $1.7 million (approximately Rs 12.5 crore) to OpenSE.