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Hacked BitFinex team offered $3.5 million for information on missing bitcoins

Hacked BitFinex team offered $3.5 million for information on missing bitcoins

by seo_worker » 2016-08-16 09:03:04

At the beginning of August 2016 the third in the world in popularity cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has been hacked. As a result, the resource has lost almost 120 000 bitcoins (around $72 million at current exchange rates), causing a noticeable fluctuation of cryptocurrencies. Now Bitfinex offers a reward to anyone who helps track what happened to the money.

At the end of last week, Bitfinex already resumed their work, and users can once again withdraw and stir the funds (currently only for BTC, ETH, ETC, and USD). Before that, the exchanger is "pleased" its customers with news of that to compensate for the damage caused by the attackers will be at their expense. Guide Bitfinex decided to apportion the loss between all accounts and assets, which required to write off 36,067% of assets, instead of which the users have decided to issue tokens BFX, which can later be used to offset losses or to receive shares of the company.

However, it seems that the investigation is progressing slowly, despite the fact that the staff Bitfinex help law enforcement officials. A Reddit user someguy916 reported that the exchange is ready to offer a generous reward for any information about the stolen bitcoins and inquired about the size of the "prize". Soon this information was confirmed by the Director of public relations Bitfinex, Zane Tacket (Zane Tackett).

Ticket, announced that the company is ready to offer 5% of the amount of money for any information that will help to return the stolen money. If the data will not help to recover the stolen bitcoins, the reward will not be paid. If useful information can provide several people, the money will be divided equally between them. 5% of stolen 120 000 bitcoins, or about 6000 bitcoins that at current exchange rates is approximately $ 3.5 million.

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