Technology sent $400 million to the wrong recipient, but... sent $400 million to the wrong recipient, but got it back this time


- Advertisment - has just admitted to making another very big and worrisome writing error: it mistakenly sent 320,000 in Ethereum (~$416 million USD) to another cryptocurrency exchange called (about three weeks ago).through Web3 is just going great). In a message on CEO Kris Marszalek Says the Company Was supposed to send the crypto to one of his cold or offline wallets, but accidentally sent it to a “whitelisted” address of his corporate account at

All this unfolded in public after Marszalek posted the company’s cold wallet addresses to provide transparency about what the exchange does with its money. After digging into’s transactions, one user, Conor Groganpoints out that the exchange sent 320,000 in Ethereum to on Oct. 21, an amount that accounts for about 80 percent of the company’s Ethereum shares.

Marszalek added later that it was able to recover “all” of the transferred assets. Users on Twitter confirmed that got its money back about a week later, transferred 285,000 Ethereum (~350 million USD) to one wallet and transferred the remaining 35,000 Ethereum (~43 million USD) to another. also commented, noting that it started returning the money as soon as it realized the transfer was “an editing error”. But hey, at least’s money was returned this time. In August, a rather unfortunate typo resulted in giving a customer $7.2 million instead of a $68 refund, which it is currently suing to get back.

While published its asset audit snapshot on October 19 and, clarifies that “’s deposit was not included,” provided partial proof of reserves on Nov. 11. Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao seemed to allude to the situation in a tweet on Sunday morning, stating: “If an exchange has to move large amounts of crypto before or after they demonstrate their wallet addresses, it is a clear sign of trouble. Stay out.”

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