Bitfinex hack: Stolen Bitcoin [BTC] funds make a move in the market

One of the main concerns of the cryptocurrency space has been hacks, which has resulted in several investors losing a significant amount of money. This year alone, several cryptocurrency exchanges have reported loss of funds due to a security breach, which includes leading exchanges such as Cryptopia and Bithumb. Not long ago, Bitfinex, another leading cryptocurrency exchange, also belonged to this list, one of the main highlights of 2015 and 2016. Now, the platform is back in the headlines regarding the previous hack.

The exchange, which was listed among those that did not fake trading volume, was a victim to two hacks, one took place in May 2015 and the other in August 2016. The first hack cost the exchange around 1500 Bitcoins, while the second resulted in a loss of over $72 million in Bitcoins, during that timeframe.

Wikipedia states,

“After learning of the breach, Bitfinex halted all bitcoin withdrawals and trading. In that hack, the second-biggest breach of a Bitcoin exchange platform, 119,756 units of bitcoin, which was about $72 million at the time, were stolen. The bitcoin was taken from users’ segregated wallets and Bitfinex said it was tracking down the hack”

Now, according to a Reddit user, Jankeldidi, the funds that were stolen during the 2016 security breach were moved earlier today. The user stated that “about 300 BTC from addresses connected to the bitfinex hack was moved”.

Source: Reddit

Source: Reddit

Source: Blockchair

Source: Blockchair

DarthCoinMaster, a Reddit user said,

“And what you still do not want to accept that it was an inside job… I hope someday they will make several CoinJoins with those BTC and lose track of all these bullshit sneaking […] You get hacked, get over it, this is Bitcoin, you will never get back. Learn the fucking lesson and be aware next time: not your keys, not your bitcoins!

Notably, a recent announcement made by the exchange stated that the United States Law Enforcement recovered around $104,000 funds, which was then returned to the exchange. The law enforcement body returned around 27.7 BTC that was stolen during the 2016 hack.

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