BlockFi, a cryptocurrency management platform, has mistakenly awarded its customers with bitcoin (EXANTE: Bitcoin) instead of gemini dollar (GUSD). It remains unclear, how many bitcoins were distributed among users, but the company said that some clients who "participated in the March trading promotion may see an inaccurate bonus payment displayed in their transaction history."
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Some clients who participated in the March trading promotion may see an inaccurate bonus payment displayed in their transaction history. Our team is working on a fix and the proper amounts will be reflected shortly.— BlockFi (@BlockFi) May 15, 2021
According to leaked email messages, the company offered for the return of bitcoins $500-$1000 in GUSD. The company also threatened to press criminal charges against those, who did not return the cryptocurrency by the end of May 18, 2021. It remains unknown whether the company initiated legal actions.
In January this year, BlockFi launched its own over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for institutional and ultra-high net worth investors. Traders of the OTC desk are located in the US and Asia with 24/7 support and BlockFi itself acts as an execution partner.
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