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Bitcoin drops 20% after $70M worth of bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex exchange

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TechCrunch reports “Bitfinex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges online, has suffered a major hack. The company has posted a note on its website detailing the security breach, and while it doesn’t mention a total amount, one of their employees confirmed on Reddit that the total amount stolen was 119,756 bitcoins.

That amount converts to about $77,000,000 based on a price of $650 USD per bitcoin, which is about what bitcoin traded at over the course of the last week.” Read More

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