Crypto.com, a leading crypto exchange platform, had made a serious blunder a few months ago. Further, the most notable thing was that it didn’t even realise that. Want to know all the details? Read further!
How This Crypto Exchange Made A Mistake?
Crypto exchange Crypto.com a few months ago made an accidental transfer of $10.5 million funds to an Australian woman named Thevamanogari Manivel. The mistake was made in June 2021 and was noticed in December that year. The blunder happened when the woman initiated a $100 refund but instead got a lump sum in her bank account.
Thereafter, the company moved to court in February this year to take legal action against the woman in order to retrieve their money. The Crypto.com court case led to an order for a freeze on the Commonwealth bank account. However, a huge amount of funds was transferred to other accounts by then. Those accounts were frozen later.
It was learnt that about $1.35 million of the funds were utilized to buy a four-bedroom house in Craigieburn in the north of Melbourne. The ownership of this property had been then transferred in the name of Thilagavathy Gangadory, Manivel’s sister, who resides in Malaysia. The court thereby ordered that the property be sold as soon as possible. Moreover, Crypto.com could force Gangadory to do so. In addition, the crypto trading platform was also entitled to an interest amount of $27,369.64 and the costs borne in selling the property.
The Crypto.com legal action case has still not been resolved. Therefore, we can surely expect further updates on the same. Moreover, whether the funds will be returned to the exchange is also a matter of question. In a world where crypto regulations are getting stringent, we definitely don’t expect such discrepancies from the end of both users and the crypto exchange considered. So, this topic of discussion was found to be immensely interesting to us.