There have been reports of email spam campaigns:
And now me as well. Doesn’t seem like coincidence pic.twitter.com/h5jadyvJYy
— Larry Cermak (@lawmaster) October 21, 2018
…and The Block’s CEO twitter account went temporarily MIA:
This is what happens to people who report the truth about Bitfinex and Tether.
Whalepool members file false reports to try and get you shut down.
They try to hack your account.
They try to hack your email.
They do anything they can to make you shut up. pic.twitter.com/YdBt21o3Co
— Bitfinex'ed 🐧 (@Bitfinexed) October 21, 2018
Right now it seems back up:
I’m back! Thank you to all of our supporters. I promise to keep my feed full of more information and less back and forth. I appreciate the trust and attention that you have put in me and our team at @TheBlock__. https://t.co/CsRevpAWHl
— Mike Dudas (@mdudas) October 21, 2018
There have been speculations that Whalepool, a group of crypto traders, has been behind these attacks and reports. Whalepool has a different perspective:
This character "Mike Dudas" (lives in New York) runs a fake news blog "The Block" and has financial conflicts of interest that lead him to post Tether FUD, in favour of New York regulated "stablecoins" which have no traction and will probably fail https://t.co/s1RUoy5EMN
— Whalepool (@whalepool) October 20, 2018
We are following the story and will update this article as more details appear.