FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Poloniex Repays 97 Stolen Bitcoins to Customers from March Exploit
The Popular Cryptocurrency Exchange Makes Good on Its Promise and Repays Customers
WHITEFISH, MT, July 2, 2014 — Poloniex.com announced today that the company completed its Bitcoin reimbursements to all customers affected by the exploit which occurred back in March 2014. When the theft was discovered, Poloniex owner, Tristan D'Agosta, took full responsibility by vowing to pay back the 97 Bitcoins to his customers before taking any profits himself. Today he is pleased to report that the debt has been paid back to all affected victims.
Poloniex has since implemented stricter auditing and security measures to combat future exploits. "Since the hack, we implemented continual automatic auditing of the entire exchange, bolstered the security of all servers, and redesigned the way commands are processed so that an exploit like the one used in March is impossible," D'Agosta added. "Security is a top priority at Poloniex. We are committed to continually improving our product to ensure the highest level of protection for our customers."
Based in the United States, Poloniex is a leading cryptocurrency exchange offering over 100 Bitcoin (BTC) markets available for trading. Founded in January 2014, Poloniex offers a secure trading environment and provides advanced charts and data analysis tools to its customers.