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Two EOS Gambling Platforms Fall Prey to $260,000 Hack

Smart contracts on two EOS gambling platforms have been hacked in the last four days to the tune of more than a quarter of a million dollars, with another platform paying out $600,000 to one user in an unusual-looking jackpot which EOSBet insists was simply luck. Continue reading Two EOS Gambling Platforms Fall Prey to $260,000 Hack

Japanese Exchange Coincheck Begins JPY Refunds for NEM Hack Victims

As of today, Tokyo-based Coincheck has begun distributing reparations to users impacted by the infamous late January theft of some $530 million in NEM. With an announcement on its website today, Coincheck has begun reimbursing funds – in JPY – to the account balances of users who held NEM at the time of the theft on January 26th. The refund value will be at a fixed rate of 88.549 Japanese yen, approx. $0.83 per NEM token stolen at the time. That’s over twice the current trading value of NEM’s XEM token, at just under $0.40 at press time. Continue reading Japanese Exchange Coincheck Begins JPY Refunds for NEM Hack Victims

NANO (XRB) Plummets after $170 Million Stolen on BitGrail

It was announced yesterday that BitGrail, the Italian cryptocurrency exchange, lost 17 million of the cryptocurrency NANO (XRB). To date, the hack is worth over $170 million USD. A week ago, RaiBlocks rebranded to Nano and jumped in price nearly 40% in 24 just hours.The rebranding was highly anticipated by most in the project’s community but not all were certain it would be the best move. Non-the-less, it seemed to have been a positive move until now. Nano provides fast, easy and free transactions on its blockchain. These transactions can be done on an app or your desktop computer, making it extremely convenient to use.

Reference: https://cryptocurrencynews.com/daily-news/nano-xrb-stolen-bitgrail/

Coincheck has lost $400 Million in NEM Coins Hacking

How do you lose $400 million in crypto currency? That’s the question that one of Japan’s biggest crypto currency exchanges Coincheck is trying to answer. Coincheck’s co-founder Yusuke Otsuka said 500 million NEM coins worth about $400 milion were sent illicitly outside the venue. The news has spooked investors in Japan, where many investors are still wary of crypto currency exchanges 4 years after the Mt. Gox collapse, which was the world’s leading Bitcoin exchange at time, and Mt Gox hacking and collapse had crashed the price of Bitcoin by nearly 90% at that time from $1000 to $100 within a week. This new loss in Jan 2018 is one of the biggest of investor assets since Bitcoin’s launch. Japan’s Financial Services Agency is looking into the case.

Reference:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-26/cryptocurrencies-drop-after-japanese-exchange-halts-withdrawals