Bitfinex, which just a few weeks ago agreed to settle a complaint filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for operating an online platform for cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, without registration, was the apparent victim of a cyber attack that apparently resulted in the theft of more that US $60 million of Bitcoin held for its customers. The CFTC had charged that Bitfinex’s platform permitted retail clients to borrow funds from other customers to purchase Bitcoin, but that financed Bitcoin were not delivered to such retail clients within 28 days as required by law. Bitfinex agreed to pay the CFTC US $75,000 to resolve the Commission’s charges. (Click here for details in the article, “Bitcoin Exchange Sanctioned by CFTC for Not Being Registered” in the June 5, 2016 edition of Bridging the Week.)