Bitfinex « socialise » ses pertes


Suite au vol massif subi le 2 août dernier, Bitfinex a l’intention de mutualiser ses pertes à tous les comptes et de distribuer à ses clients des jetons qui représenteront leur créance. La plateforme, qui s’engage à rembourser progressivement ses dettes ou à échanger les « tokens BFX » contre des actions iFinex Inc, espère ainsi pouvoir échapper à la liquidation. Lorsque les clients pourront à nouveau consulter leur solde, ils constateront une perte de 36% de leurs avoirs.

Extrait de l’annonce de Bitfinex :

« Après mûre réflexion […] nous sommes arrivés à la conclusion que les pertes doivent être mutualisées à tous les comptes et tous les actifs. C’est à peu près se qui se passerait dans un contexte de liquidation. Lors de leur prochaine connexion, nos clients constateront une perte de 36,067%. Dans une annonce postérieure, nous expliquerons en détail la méthode utilisée pour calculer ces pertes.

Nous discutons avec de nombreux investisseurs potentiels des diverses options envisageables pour compenser les pertes de nos clients. Ces discussions, cependant, sont dans leur premier stade et vont probablement prendre du temps. En attendant […] nous créditons un token BFX pour chaque perte enregistrée […]. Ces tokens resteront en circulation jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient rachetés en totalité par Bitfinex ou éventuellement échangés, à la demande du créancier, contre des actions iFinex Inc. »

Texte intégral :

« Following the theft on August 2nd, the Bitfinex team has been working tirelessly towards bringing the platform back online in a secure and controlled manner. We have finalized the accounting of losses incurred and are currently coordinating strategic plans for compensating customers.

We intend to come online within 24-48 hours with limited platform functionality. Additional announcements will be made as we progressively enable more platform features and return to full operations. We appreciate that our customers and the public want this handled quickly, but it needs to be done a way in which all assets are secure and immune from vulnerabilities. Every resource is being leveraged to make that happen in a safe and optimal way.

As disclosed in earlier announcements, all withdrawals, open orders, and open funding offers have been cancelled and all financed positions have been settled. Exact settlement prices were published on August 3rd.

After much thought, analysis, and consultation, we have arrived at the conclusion that losses must be generalized across all accounts and assets. This is the closest approximation to what would happen in a liquidation context. Upon logging into the platform, customers will see that they have experienced a generalized loss percentage of 36.067%. In a later announcement we will explain in full detail the methodology used to compute these losses.

We are actively discussing various strategic options with numerous potential investors as part of our strategy to fully compensate our customers. Such discussions, however, are in early stages and will likely take time to play out. In the meantime, In place of the loss in each wallet, we are crediting a token labeled BFX to record each customer’s discrete losses. Tokens will be distributed without release or waiver. The BFX tokens will remain outstanding until redeemed in full by Bitfinex or possibly exchanged—upon the creditor’s request and Bitfinex’s acceptance—for shares of iFinex Inc. We are still sorting out many details on this; we will post further updates in the coming days.

Thank you for your continued patience and for the many generous offers of support that we have received over the last several days. Notwithstanding this attack, we continue to believe in the possibilities associated with bitcoin. We will continue to update our customers and the public as and when we can.

Aug 6, 16:02 UTC »

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