Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is being sued by a group of investors for “unfairly” preventing them from withdrawing their money after the hack of the platform in May.
The class action lAWSuit, filed in the Superior Court of California on June 22, accuses Binance of breach of contract, negligence, and unfair business practices. The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages and restitution.
The lAWSuit comes after Binance suffered a major security breach in which hackers stole 7,000 Bitcoin (worth about $40 million at the time). Following the hack, Binance implemented a “SAFU” fund to reimburse users who lost funds in the attack.
However, the plaintiffs allege that Binance has “failed to adequately compensate” them for their losses and has “unfairly” prevented them from withdrawing their money.
The plaintiffs also allege that Binance has been “unjustly enriched” by the hack as it has used the SAFU fund to cover its own losses and has not reimbursed users who have lost funds.
In conclusion, the lAWSuit against Binance is based on the fact that investors have not been able to withdraw their money after the hack of the platform in May. The class action lAWSuit is seeking unspecified damages and restitution from Binance.