Coinbase Threatens to Sue Crypto Traders Who Profited From Pricing Glitch
Created By Fintech Team
Coinbase Wants the money back from those who made wild profits due to pricing glitch on a Coinbase
At least 1000 users from Europe and Asia had exploited the “arbitrage opportunity”
Lari, the local currency of Georgia, was priced at $290 rather than $2.90 for about six hours on Coinbase.
Due to glitch, one bitcoin was trading for 5,000,000 to 6,000,000 lari, or around $1.7 million apiece
But the average price of one bitcoin in late August was somewhere around 55,000 to 60,000 lari.
Selling crypto for lari and withdrew fiat to their banks, their bank account had been frozen for several hours.
That day, ATM at Georgia Capital had ran out of banknotes because of huge withdrawal of Lari
However, the money lost by coinbase was not disclosed to the public
However, Coinbase is working with law firm Gvinadze & Partners to assist in retrieving the improperly credited fund
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