Customers of a Turkish crypto exchange named Thodex have filed a complaint against the company alleging fraud
After ceasing trading on Wednesday, Turkish digital asset exchange Thodex is currently facing a criminal complaint from hundreds of thousands of users, alleging that hundreds of millions of dollars may have been stolen from an exchange.
Thodex, which launched in 2017, abruptly halted trading yesterday, leaving its 390,000 active users stranded. According to reports, a statement on its website said the exchange had temporarily closed to allow outside investment to serve clients better, and that it would remain closed for five working days. The exact details of the investment were not specified, however, and the Thodex website is currently inactive.
Hundreds of millions of dollars were allegedly stolen from major Turkish cryptocurrency exchange Thodex
The main plaintiff of this lawsuit, Oguz Evren Kilic, revealed the above information to Bloomberg in an interview.
In it, Kilic claims that the exchange’s founder and chief executive officer, Faruk Fatih Ozer, left Turkey the day before the exchange started falling silent.
Accordingly, national news site Anadolu Agency has just reported that the Prosecutor’s Office of Istanbul has opened an investigation into the exchange.
Thodex is one of Turkey’s largest exchanges with 400,000 members and over $ 1.2 billion in daily trading volume.
On April 22, Thodex caused outrage at its announcement by abruptly shutting down its services during a five-day maintenance period. And during those five days, the exchange was said to have been sneakily receiving outside investment.
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