he Proof of Keys event organized by Bitcoin investor Trace Mayer took place on the third of January.
HitBTC caused a lot of criticism – its clients complained about the problem with the withdrawal of funds and the lack of response from the support service and the project team before the start of Proof of Keys. Bitfinex said payment delays were caused by problems with payment gateways, reassuring users that all their funds are safe.
Proof of Keys also had a negative impact on Purse’s wallet, which suspended the withdrawal of funds without giving reasons:
A symbolic date was chosen for the campaign: January 3, when the zero block of the Bitcoin chain turned 10 years old.
Despite the positive reaction of users, the specialized media evaluate the impact of Proof of Keys as insignificant, since the target audience of the action does not cover a number of large markets.