According to Cointelegraph, Poloniex had previously promised to make up for the loss of investors affected by the crash of CLAM. Users expressed dissatisfaction with their approach. Some users claimed that the exchange had stolen their funds because there was no active margin loan on the day of the crash. Lawyer David Silver said that it is illegal to socialize losses in the United States, and Poloniex's approach may lead to legal battles. Poloniex's loans are essentially peer-to-peer. This may add a new dimension to the potential legal battle, as developed markets such as the United States have P2P lending regulations. However, the exchange said it does not provide margin trading to US users.