- Jun 14, 2011
The fall of FTX highlighted the importance of proof of reserves in averting risks and improving investor confidence, urging leading crypto exchanges to publicly list down their cold and hot wallet addresses. When trying to confirm the availability of funds on Crypto.com, cold store information revealed a suspicious transfer of 320,000 Ether to a wallet address linked to Gate.io on Oct. 21, 2022.
Community member jconorgrogan raised concerns about the transfer of 320,000 ETH from Crypto.com’s cold wallet to Gate.io, considering that the former claims that 100% of user-owned cryptocurrencies are held offline in cold storage in partnership with hardware wallet provider Ledger.
Marszalek confirmed that Gate.io returned the funds to Crypto.com’s cold storage and reassured the investors that new processes and features were implemented to prevent a reoccurrence.