BTC-e users are currently signing petitions to the Department of justice through change.org started by Tamer Dahdul.
Tamer Dahdul has started a petition on change.org to the department of justice.
A few days ago a crypto currency exchange has been shutdown by the us government and a lot of innocent people lost a lot of money in the process.
we need our money back!
The btc-e domain was seized yesterday by the US government following a money laundering case about Vinnik through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange.
Smith an affected user on the case of BTC-e stated …
Im a law abiding citizen who pays taxes and have all my records accounted for. I respect the work you have done but it doesnt excuse taking innocent peoples money.
Dennis Smith, New York, NY
Tamer Dahdul started this petition with a single signature but now has about 1,396 supporters and still counting, if you are a victim of the incident you can sign a petition here.
Whilst going through the petition page there are many complaints and reasons for the petition.
Another user stated that
I invested 7000$ on ethereum in this site and need my money back. I did not participate in any illegal actions and my lifetime savings are gone now.
While this is a heartbreaking moment to those that have stored most of their life savings in BTC-e, we still advise not to store up to 40% of your entire funds on exchanges, always store what you can afford to lose should in case anything go wrong in the future.