Theft worth $ 72 million from currency Bitcoin in Hong Kong

Aug

4

2016

It came the exchange of digital currency platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong for the theft of nearly 120 thousand units of digital currency Bitcoin Bitcoin, according to a new report published by the Reuters news agency.

The estimated value of the stolen items at about $ 72 million, has been rocked by this theft, which is the second largest security breach of such private exchange platforms, Mjemtema global Bitcoin.

The platform Bitfinex largest exchange in the world based on the currency Alpetkoan, known among the community of digital currency to possess large liquidity of the currency pair Bitcoin / USD.

He pointed out the community development director and Bitfinex platform products to the occurrence of theft on Wednesday, where he was stealing 119,756 Bitcoin user accounts, it has not decided yet how exchange platform addressing customers’ losses.

The company said it had informed law enforcement authorities for the theft that has occurred, and it is cooperating with greater analytical and specialized companies Baltaml digital currency to track down the stolen items.

The Bitfinex platform has announced in the last year of the existence of labor relations linked with Bitjo platform BitGo safe to handle Ptnkiet electronic operation located in Palo Alto, used the platform multiple security signatures for storage of deposits online users.

She explained BitGo platform in the tweet published on the official Twitter account that the investigations carried out by the platform did not find any evidence to suggest there is any breach of any of the servers podium.

And this security breach comes two months after a warrant was issued by the Inter-American Committee against futures trading platform Bitfinex force them to pay a fine of $ 75 thousand, due to the exchange of goods offered illegally and financing of other currency Bitcoin digital currency transactions.

And caused the breach in the decline of Bitcoin prices, and remember this incident, the problem that led in 2014 to the collapse of the exchange platform and exchange Mt Gox, which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, which said it lost about $ 500 million from currency Bitcoin own customers in an attack piracy.

Fimh Bitcoin fell after the news broke on Tuesday by 23 percent, rising on Wednesday, it rose 1 percent and up to $ 545.20 on BitStamp platform.

It is not clear yet whether the theft had been through an inside job or whether the platform has been subjected to the process of foreign piracy allowed hackers access to the system.

Bitfinex suspended trading platform on the podium on Tuesday after discovering the breach, said on its website that it carried out the investigation and is cooperating with authorities.

This is a security breach is the latest scandal to hit Bitcoin market in Hong Kong, after it was involved MyCoin platform last year in a scam.

The media platform to do MyCoin deceiving investors by as much value to $ 387 million, but closed trading platform Alpetkoan later, after the scandal.

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