Cryptocurrency exchange Binance in response to requests from traders, unsuccessfully trying to withdraw their money from the crypto currency exchange WEX, froze the account, which through a chain of addresses, there were over 93 thousand of ETN (more than $18.2 million) from two cryptocell related to WEX. Despite the fact that Binance initiated this action on October 25, users about them it became known on October 29 from tweet head Binance Campana Zhao (Zhao Changpeng).
the identified accounts are frozen, please report to law enforcement and have a case number. We will work with LE. This is part of centralization we hate too, dealing with other exchange’s mess (we don’t even know the details). But we will do what we can. https://t.co/tgyYI5ptqx
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 30, 2018
Users tracked in the blockchain Ethereum 25 transactions with WEX on Binance in the period from late July to October this year when hundreds of customers of troubled crypto currency exchange couldn’t get to them ETH and other scriptactive and were forced to appeal to Russian law enforcement agencies.
In their opinion, the first transaction on 485705 ETH was held on 29 July last year with Etherscan identified as previously belonging to BTC-e address to the crypto WEX. And with him between September 2017 and January 2018 in 32 transactions to another crypto WEX, as well as two other locations were 480 thousand ETH. In the future with one of these addresses through dozens of transactions funds recently came to crypto on Binance.
The representative of the Binance lia Lee (Leah Li) in comments to CoinDesk, said that her company is unfamiliar with the situation around WEX, but always investigates complaints and suspends user access to the accounts that were suspected of unusual activity. It also asked affected customers of WEX to forward to her colleagues in Binance official confirmation was filed to the police complaints and conduct investigations, including the case numbers.
We will remind that earlier WEX called BTC-e and was closed by U.S. authorities. After restarting, the crypto currency exchange continued to work, however, in August of this year Bitcointalk.org there was a message about its imminent closure due to difficulties in relations with beneficiaries.
Before the desire to acquire the crypto currency exchange declared wanted in Ukraine law enforcement agencies Dmitry Hevchenko, which, according to one, refused this idea and others signed a contract for the transfer of ownership of a crypto currency exchange on 21 July and became its owner. Users WEX on the website https://wex-scam.com/ report that to be victims of fraud: according to their information, “July 12, 2018 exchange WEX went on for some time offline with a warning about technical work, after a few hours work, but all withdrawals has been blocked”.