The crypto community is upset about recent findings stemming from Celsius’ bankruptcy case, as court filings reveal more than 14,000 pages of the company’s customer user names and transaction history While the files do not disclose personal information related to the user’s financial provider or the customer’s place of residence, the crypto community believes there are other ways these identities could be doxed.
Crypto Community Is Appalled by Celsius Username and Trading History Court Filing
Embattled crypto lender Celsius is once again dealing with controversy after court filingswere discoveredby news outletGizmodo . The 14,000-page filing reveals usernames and transaction history linked to Celsius customers.
The release of this data has caused an uproar within the crypto community, as many believe that wealthy traders could be Doxxed. While the list only shows usernames and transactions, it is claimed that more information tied to user identities can bediscoveredby heuristics and blockchain analysis tools.
“This Celsius dox is one of the [most] egregious privacy violations in the history of cryptography.” One individualwrote” Many on this list may have had their security compromised. It is more important than ever to maximize your digital security.”
Each user’s address was allegedly supposed to be redacted and their name redacted, but U.S. Bankruptcy Court Trustee William Harringtonobjectedto the request, pressing to have his customers’ names redacted as well.
Harrington argued that bankruptcy cases need to be “open and transparent,” and he also said that Celsius needed to “demonstrate a compelling need to obtain extraordinary circumstances and protections to justify such a request.”
The allegations involve approximately 18.6 gigabytes of user data, and in addition to numerous customers, there are also transactions by Celsius executives Alex Masinski, Dan Leung, and Nuke Goldstein. This news follows a third-party data breach on July 28, when Celsius disclosed that a third party had accessed customer data.
The disclosure of the latest court filing of 18.6 gigabytes of user data follows the final schedule for the Celsius bankruptcy sale. Customer names have been redacted, but the crypto community is not happy with Celsius and the bankruptcy court trustee’s decision.
“Generally, when you dox, you don’t get nasty. And on the other hand, when you get sturdy, you don’t get doxed,” one useremphasizedon Twitter.” Celsius tier 1 sh** storm.”
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