Bankruptcy Court releases 14,000 pages of Celsius customer usernames and business histories

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The crypto community is irked by a recent discovery stemming from Celsius’ bankruptcy case, as a court filing revealed over 14,000 pages of usernames and trading histories of the company’s customers. Although the file does not disclose personal information related to the user’s financial service providers or the customer’s residential address, the crypto community believes there are other ways to doxx these identities.

Crypto Community Appalled by Court Filing of Celsius Username and Trading History

Embattled crypto lender Celsius is once again facing controversy as a court filing has been uncovered by news outlet Gizmodo. The 14,000-page dossier reveals usernames and trading histories related to Celsius clients.

The release of the data has caused an uproar within the crypto community as many believe wealthy traders could be doxxed. Although the list only shows usernames and professions, it is alleged that more information related to the identity of users can be discovered by heuristic analysis and blockchain tools.

“This Celsius dox is one of [most] flagrant breaches of privacy in the history of crypto,” an individual wrote. “Many on this list may have their safety at risk. Maximizing your digital security is more important than ever.

Each user’s addresses were redacted and names were supposed to be redacted, but US bankruptcy court trustee William Harrington opposed requests to have customers’ names also redacted.

Harrington says the bankruptcy filing must be “open and transparent” and he also noted that Celsius must “demonstrate extraordinary circumstances and a compelling need for protection to justify such a request.”

The folder contains approximately 18.6 gigabytes of user data and in addition to a large number of clients, the trades of Alex Mashinsky, Dan Leon and Nuke Goldstein are also present in the folder. The news follows the third-party data leak that took place on July 28 when Celsius revealed that a third party had access to customer data.

The latest court disclosure of 18.6 gigabytes of user data follows the finalized timetable for the bankruptcy sale of Celsius. Although client names are redacted, the crypto community is not happy with Celsius and the bankruptcy court trustee’s decision.

“Generally, when you do dox, you don’t get robust. And on the other hand, when you get robust, you don’t get doxxed,” one user stress on Twitter. “Level 1 Celsius shit storm.”

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Jamie Redman is the news manager for Bitcoin.com News and a fintech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He is passionate about Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written over 6,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about disruptive protocols emerging today.




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