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Biggest Cryptocurrency Heists In History

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Hacking is not a new phenomenon in the world of computer and internet technologies. 

So, what happens when hackers steal cryptocurrencies?

Here are the top five cryptocurrency heists:

  • On Aug. 10, Blockchain site Poly Network said that more than $600 million was stolen by hackers

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  • In 2018, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency trading exchange Coincheck lost around $538 million in a hack.
  • In 2014, an estimated $450 million worth of bitcoin was stolen by hackers from Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which is now bankrupt.
  • In 2018, Italian exchange BitGrail, which is now defunct, lost about 17 million Nano tokens in a hack that cost them around $170 million.
  • In 2016, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex lost over 120,000 bitcoin over a hack.

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