Weiss Ratings Gives Bitcoin C+, Sparks South Korean DDoS Revenge
Weiss’ lacklustre rating of Bitcoin as ‘C+’ has led to South Korea launching an offensive against its website.
According to a press release citing “numerous mentions on social media” about plans to attack Weiss, staff were “up all night” attempting to restore normal service after the release of ratings for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Thursday.
“Earlier commentary on social media expressed considerable fear we were about to release negative ratings on their preferred currencies,” founder Martin D. Weiss commented, “so this may be an attempt to thwart our release today.”
No cryptocurrency managed to gather an ‘A’ on Weiss’ list, while the rating agency’s other conclusions also drew criticism from commentators.
“All else being equal, as a cryptocurrency overcomes its individual challenges, it's likely to be upgraded promptly,” Weiss himself nonetheless added adopting a somewhat more bullish tone.
In the week of the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, legacy finance entities are delivering curious appraisals of cryptocurrency as it faces its most mainstream year yet.
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry told Cointelegraph that crypto “has value” at the event, while JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon privately denied he was a “skeptic” when it came to Bitcoin.