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Bitcoin is ready to break through the support of 58160 dollars
Forex. Cryptocurrency Forecast for todaySpeculative sales are putting pressure on the digital currency. In case of further sales, we can expect the next support at $55,600.The capitalization of the cryptocurrency market on Sunday amounted to 2.60 trillion US dollars against 2.64 on Friday.Investors are hindered from deploying bitcoin by a number of factors that indicate the currency's transition to a downtrend, namely the strengthening of the traditional safe haven - the US dollar, the prospects for tightening monetary policy in the US, which should support this trend, as well as concerns about the regulation of cryptocurrencies, whether in the US or China.For Ethereum, a confirmed break below the key level of $4000 and below the short-term support of $3960 will draw attention to the next support at $3900. A possible reversal to $4,300 seems necessary for Ethereum to return to an uptrend on the daily chart.The new driver of trading activity will be US GDP data for the third quarter on Wednesday. The growth of the US economy will provoke a new wave of strengthening of the US currency from the levels of the beginning of the week. Of course, this will greatly affect the trading of digital ...
Bitcoin was trying to gain a foothold in the area of $ 68,600, at a new high
Forex. Cryptocurrency Forecast for todayNow bitcoin is being adjusted, and a new trading range of 68600-66400 dollars is likely to form.The capitalization of the cryptocurrency market by the end of Tuesday amounted to 2.89 trillion US dollars against 2.87 on Monday. The positive news background pushes investors to buy digital gold.There is an opinion that the latest bitcoin highs were reached the day after the US Federal Reserve singled out stablecoins, and not bitcoin itself, as one of the main risks to financial stability.Other digital coins have also risen, especially Ethereum. It has grown by more than 70% in the last 2.5 months. Finder.com published the results of a survey of industry experts, which showed that they expect a jump in the cryptocurrency exchange rate to $5,100 by the end of this year and a rise above $50,000 by 2030.Meanwhile, there is also dependence on the monetary policy of Central Banks. The latter do not see the expediency of raising the main interest rates. According to Central banks, the growth of inflation on a global scale is temporary.Today, the digital asset market may react to US inflation figures, weekly applications for unemployment benefits. A strong strengthening of the US dollar may provoke a flow of speculative capital into the foreign exchange ...
The capitalization of the crypto market is growing
Forex. Cryptocurrency Forecast for todayLike gold, bitcoin is resuming its role as a safe haven for financial markets. In the Asian session, digital gold stopped at $60,800. The capitalization of the cryptocurrency market on Monday amounted to 2.64 trillion US dollars against 2.52 on Friday. Such a consistent increase in the depth of the market indicates a possible rally at the end of this year.Recent media reports strengthen the hope for further growth of bitcoin. Mining company Rhodium Enterprises from Delaware (USA) has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) an application for an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange.The market is supported by fundamentally strong news, which can create the prospect of strengthening digital assets next year. Payment giant Mastercard will soon announce support for cryptocurrencies in its network. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs sees an increase in the value of Ethereum to $8000 by the end of the year, if the historical correlation with inflation expectations persists.This week, the digital asset market will be sensitive to US macro data. The attention of market participants may switch to more significant news. On this day, labor market data from ADP, the Fed's interest rate decision and the US unemployment rate for October will be ...
Bitcoin continued to rise in price and broke through the resistance level of $48,000
Bitcoin, Ehtereum and XRP forecast for today, October 5, 2021This is a good signal in favor of further growth, as it opens up the prospect of reaching the psychological mark of $50,000. On large volumes, another wave of growth may begin. In this case, traders can buy up to $51,000 and above.The capitalization of the cryptocurrency market by the end of Monday amounted to 2.16 trillion US dollars against 2.13 on Friday. This means that money has entered the market, which means long positions.Recall that at the end of last week, the main cryptocurrency strengthened by about $3,000, and was trading around $48,000 - $49,000. In general, Bitcoin gained about 10% during trading Friday, and almost 15% during the week. This is the strongest growth since August. It is clear that market participants have shown an appetite for risk against the background of good news. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said last week that he was not going to ban cryptocurrencies. This is a serious statement that practically cemented the prospects for further development of the American cryptocurrency market share.In our forecast, first of all, we start from the publication of important macro statistics of the USA and the Eurozone. Global market signals can affect the trading of the most capitalized cryptocurrencies.At the European session, attention will be on the index of business activity in the Eurozone services sector for September. The current value is better than the forecast may increase optimism in the European session.The business activity index (PMI) in the US services sector for September will be released at the US session. A little later, the ISM Purchasing managers' index for the non-manufacturing sector of the United States will be published last month. Good data will increase long positions on the US dollar.Recall that if macro data from the United States is better than the forecast during the week, then the dollar may strengthen and the cryptocurrency market weaken. Cryptocurrencies are very volatile and can correlate with the foreign exchange market if there is an increase in trading ...

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Polygon: Why does Ethereum need "second layers"?
The problems with the scalability of Ethereum are known, perhaps, to everyone who is somehow familiar with cryptocurrencies. At the moment, the network is going through a transformation that should allow it to increase its efficiency, but it is difficult to predict when exactly it will end, since this process is extremely complex and responsible. In order not to wait for the weather by the sea, representatives of the crypto community come up with their own ways out of a problematic situation. One of the projects that decided to make life easier for users was Polygon.Polygon is a so-called Layer-2 solution for the Ethereum network. The main component of Polygon is an adapted version of the Plasma protocol, with which a copy of the Ethereum blockchain was created - the child chain. Periodically, the system photographs its condition and transmits the impression to the Ethereum blockchain. This is done so that in case of conflicting transactions, users have the opportunity to "roll back” to an earlier version of Plasma (”checkpoint") stored on the Ethereum network.Polygon consists of three levels. The first is where smart contracts work, connecting the Polygon architecture with Ethereum. At the second level, validators function that transmit PoS network information to Ethereum. At the last level, blocks are formed based on transactions occurring on Plasma. This is where developers can place their applications initially running on Ethereum.Lower fees and faster Polygon transactions led not only to the rapid development of the network, but also contributed to the soaring cost of the native MATIC token. Since the beginning of the year, it has grown by ...
How to gift a cryptocurrency
What should I give to a person who has everything? The most obvious solution is money. But a more original option is a cryptocurrency: ether, a share of bitcoin or a meme token. You can get a gift remotely, and watching the growth and fall of the crypt will turn into a new hobby.  We tell you what methods of giving exist and which digital currencies to choose as a gift.ContentTo gift a virtual crypto walletTo gift a cold wallet with cryptocurrencyTo gift a voucher for cryptocurrencyDonate cryptocurrency to charityWhich cryptocurrencies to choose as a giftTo gift a virtual crypto walletIf the recipient of the gift already has a cryptocurrency wallet, the issue is solved: it is enough to find out the account number (or by email address) and transfer the necessary amount from their own crypto wallet to the account. Such operations are absolutely legal — individuals in Belarus can buy, sell, exchange, store and send any cryptocurrencies using crypto wallets, exchanges and exchangers. At the same time, the cryptocurrency received as a gift and the income on it is not taxed until 2023.If a friend does not have an account, then you can create a new account, transfer cryptocurrency there and transfer access to it to the recipient.Many popular crypto wallets, for example, exodus or mycelium, do not require an email address when registering — it is easier to transfer such an account, because it is not tied to your personal data. The role of the access key is performed by a code phrase (a mnemonic phrase, a phrase or a seed) — a set of 12-24 words that must be entered in a certain order to gain access to the wallet. This key must be passed to the recipient — for example, to rewrite the phrase in a greeting card.There are three important nuances in this method of giving cryptocurrency:Don't forget to warn the recipient that the passphrase is extremely important. If the owner loses it, he will lose access to the crypto wallet and will not be able to restore it.You cannot change the passphrase or generate a new one for an existing wallet — the text key always remains unchanged. Therefore, in theory, the donor can use it after a while, which creates risks. The best option is to give a friend a temporary wallet (temporary wallet), from which he will transfer money to a personal account. Whether a friend wants to carry out all these manipulations is another question. And it is better to make sure in advance that a person is interested in the crypto market and trading — otherwise the gift is unlikely to please him.Regional restrictions. Many American and European services are not yet available in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. For example, Coinbase does not officially work in these countries. Sometimes restrictions can be circumvented using a VPN, but the method does not always work. Therefore, you will have to choose from a limited number of services. In Belarus, it will not be possible to buy cryptocurrency without providing personal data, since crypto exchanges are required to verify each client — and this usually requires a passport scan. By the way, you can use not only wallets, but also exchanges for donation — in this case, you give access to an account that already has tokens stored on its account.Read more: What is Bitcoin Core? A simple guideTo gift a cold wallet with cryptocurrencyA cold wallet is a hardware device for storing crypto currency, which is something like a flash drive. This is the safest, but not the most convenient option. If you forget the password or lose the carrier itself, the cryptocurrency will be lost forever. For example, an American Stefan Thomas forgot the password from a flash drive that stores more than 7000 bitcoins, and lost access to crypto accumulations — and this is not the only case. In total, about $140 billion is stored in bitcoin wallets with forgotten passwords.When donating, the risks are about the same as in the case of an electronic wallet. When registering, you will need to create and remember a PIN code-a code and a phrase for restoring access (a phrase for restoring).You can order a wallet only on large marketplaces: the price for the most popular models (for example, Ledger and Trezor) varies from $60 to $260. It depends on how many different accounts the device allows you to have (for example, the Ledger nano c model supports 5-6 accounts, while the Ledger nano x supports up to 100), whether the device has an information display and a battery, whether it supports Bluetooth, and so on. In any case, such a gift will cost more than a virtual wallet with cryptocurrency.Read more: Bitcoin on a flash drive? How to store cryptocurrency correctlyTop hardware wallets for cryptocurrenciesLedger Nano SLedger Nano XTresorTrezor Model TRead more: Crypto wallet: the most important & practical tipsTo gift a voucher for cryptocurrencyA voucher is a kind of gift certificate for the purchase of a crypt. You buy a voucher for a certain amount (for example, 50 euros) and specify the email address of the gift recipient. A special code will be specified in the voucher that will be sent to the post office. The recipient must enter it on the website where the voucher was purchased and specify the wallet address to which the amount in cryptocurrency equivalent to the value of this voucher will be transferred.One of the disadvantages of such a gift is that its recipient will eventually have to deal with the registration of the wallet himself in order to receive cryptocurrency. Also, vouchers are usually available only for the most common cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin. But this is the easiest way to give a cryptocurrency.Where to buy cryptocurrency vouchers:CryptovucherRechargeBit4coinBitnovoCoinsbyDonate cryptocurrency to charityCryptocurrencies can not only be given, but also donated to a charitable foundation. Therefore, if there is a desire to share ether or bitcoin with an NGO or a human rights organization, there are several options:Human Rights FoundationSave the childrenMATTERRainforest FoundationThe Water ProjectTor ProjectAnother option with the support of charity is the creation of an NFT token and its subsequent sale on platforms, for example, Rare. But in this case, you need to create a digital object and find a specialist who knows how to work with NFT platforms. You can attract 500-1000 dollars to Ethereum, even if you do not invest in promotion. And you can transfer the collected money to the fund, if it accepts the crypt, or convert it into fiat and credit it to the organization's account.Read more: What is NFT and why are they worth millions?Which cryptocurrencies to choose as a giftGiving cryptocurrency remotely resembles a long-standing trend in the United States, when people began to give shares of large companies to their loved ones. But the crypto market is not yet so popular among the mass audience. People have heard about it, but they don't quite understand how it works and what principles it works on. With this in mind, even bitcoin is still an unusual and original gift. If you look with an eye to the future, then a good gift option is Ethereum. Another popular project is the Polkado. He has revolutionary prospects and grandiose plans that are being implemented at the same time, which is rare for crypto projects. If a person understands the topic, you can give him an NFT token: for example, a picture or a meme registered as an NFT. But we must be prepared that NFT tokens are very ...
Overview of the Huobi Global Exchange
Brief description of Huobi GlobalFounded in 2013, the Huobi Global Exchange is a centralized platform. According to the Coingecko resource, the exchange has an average (8) reliability rating. As of September 2021, 0 cryptocurrencies are traded on the exchange, the most active trading pair is ETH/USDT. The maximum trading volume for the last 30 days was reached on August 7 in the amount of 161,756 BTC.Verification: OptionalTelegram /huobiglobalofficialFaceBook /huobiglobalofficialTwitter /HuobiGlobalDetailed review of the Huobi Global ExchangeHuobi is a cryptocurrency exchange founded in China in 2013. It is registered in the Seychelles. Link to the official website of the exchange — Huobi.com. It provides opportunities for spot, margin, futures (perpetual contracts, options) and OTC trading. Confidently enters the top-3 in terms of trading volume (turnover-over two billion dollars in 24 hours). It exists both in the web version, and in the form of desktop and mobile applications.Read more: What are futures: types, features, advantages and risksWe offer a detailed overview of the functionality of the Huobi exchange, its advantages and disadvantages.ContentGeneral descriptionTeamFunctionalHow to trade on HuobiVerificationHow to trade on the Huobi exchangeMoney managementHT Token - description of the cryptocurrency from HuobiHuobi WalletHuobi Input and OutputCommissionsSafetyTech. Huobi supportComparison with other top exchangesAPI HuobiHuobi ReviewsAdvantages and disadvantagesConclusionGeneral descriptionRegistration on the platform is available to users from more than 130 countries of the world - wherever transactions with cryptocurrencies are not prohibited by law. Huobi is a multilingual platform that supports such languages as Chinese, English, French; German, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish.TeamThe founder and CEO of the Huobi Group is Leon Lee. Previously, he worked as a computer engineer at Oracle. He graduated from the Department of Automation of Tsinghua University and became a successful entrepreneur in the field of financial technologies.Other team members:The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is Robin Zhu. He has experience in the field of corporate governance and practical data analysis. He also worked at Oracle at one time. Initially, he was deeply interested in the blockchain industry and Big Data.The head of the Security Department (CSO) is Simon Wu. He is responsible for risk management, previously worked in international consulting firms and government agencies, dealing with business security and management issues.The technical director is Roy Zhu. He was a technical expert at Alibaba, a partner and senior vice president of Jinshan Cloud, and also held a management position at Taobao. Is responsible for the research and development of new functionality.FunctionalHow to trade on HuobiThe Huobi exchange is designed to manage cryptocurrency assets in the following ways:Spot trading. Trading with instant settlement, when funds are transferred between the buyer and the seller here and now, based on the current market value of the asset.Futures trading. Trading contracts containing information about the value of the currency and the time of sale. By entering into such a contract, the buyer and the seller undertake to transfer funds at a specific rate and at a specific time. An effective tool for hedging risks.Margin trading. Trading with leverage — the user takes a certain amount of credit funds secured by the assets available to him and thereby can use a larger amount in trading than he has. This increases the potential profit, but also the risks. The available leverage level is individual for each currency.OTC. A P2P exchange platform that connects fiat money and digital assets. It is intended for institutional investors who make large transactions and want to do it completely in the legal field.The index is HB10. It includes 10 top cryptocurrencies, works in conjunction with an investment product that helps to invest funds in the entire basket of promising assets at once.Fiat. Quick purchase or sale of cryptocurrency for fiat money. Supported payment methods: VISA/Mastercard bank cards, Western Union, e-wallets.Huobi Global currently works with 286 coins (770 trading pairs).Read more: P2P: where peer-to-peer networks are usedVerificationTo start trading, you do not need to verify your identity, but you can pass it to expand the withdrawal limits and get access to additional functions. Go to the "Verification" section and enter the necessary information — passport or driver's license number, first name, last name, upload a scanned passport in JPG or PNG.Verification on the exchange is not required, but it gives additional advantages when using the platformThe information is manually confirmed by the exchange's employees, usually it takes no more than two days.How to trade on the Huobi exchangeLet's look at how to trade cryptocurrencies and tokens using the Huobi platform.In the central part of the screen, under the chart, there is a section for creating buy or sell orders. Huobi supports the following main types of orders:Market. The user specifies only the desired amount of cryptocurrency. The transaction is made instantly and at the market price that is at that moment.Limit. The user specifies both the amount and the cost of the cryptocurrency. As soon as a counteroffer appears, the order is automatically executed. All created limit orders are located in the so-called glass (or orderbook).Stop limit. A subspecies of a limit order. While a regular limit order is executed when the specified price is reached or better, the stop limit is executed at the specified price or worse.Trigger-an order (by limit or by market).Advanced tool-creates an order that is executed automatically immediately after the execution of another order. In the right part of the trading terminal interface, there is a history of all completed orders — date, volume and price. And at the very bottom — information about active and completed transactions of a particular trader.Money managementHuobi Global includes a number of opportunities for managing funds for investors. After entering the exchange, the following tools are available:Blocking and mining HT. Holders of the exchange token (HT) can participate in the airdrop. To do this, they need to block at least 100 HT on their account for a period of 7 to 90 days. After the expiration of the period, a bonus is awarded in the form of a certain amount of Huobi Pool Token (HPT).Landing page. Investment of USDT or BTC at interest for 10, 20, 30 days. The interest rate can be entered manually (from 0.01 to 0.09% per day) or set the optimal one. Other users then select suitable options from the entire pool of available offers.Storage of assets. Professional asset storage services for companies and institutions. Clearing and detailed reports are included in the price.Asset management. A digital asset service platform for professional users. There is a choice of three investment strategies with different levels of risk and profitability.Savings (available only after verification). A deposit account with an interest income. The interest is periodically adjusted, at the moment it is 7.28% per annum for USDT and 3.5% for BTC.A new Pool Savings section was also recently opened. This is a tool for working with DeFi tokens. It includes profitable farming of new and promising tokens.Read more: What is an airdrop of cryptocurrencies - is the game worth the candleHT Token - description of the cryptocurrency from HuobiHT is a token, a cryptocurrency officially launched by the Huobi exchange in 2018. Functional purpose and why it is needed:Discounts from 10% to 95.15% on trading fees (depending on the number of tokens held).Participation in events and events held by Huobi.Farming of the HPT token.VIP status.Use as a guaranteed asset with a cross-margin.Deflationary burning scheme to maintain the value of the asset:Asset allocation schemeToday, there are HT holders in more than 180 countries around the world. It is traded, in addition to Huobi, on the Bibox, Bitforex, Coinsbit, HitBTC, MXC, etc. exchanges.Huobi WalletThe universal multi-currency wallet from Huobi Global can be downloaded from the links:For Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.huobionchainwallet.gpFor iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/id1433883012?mt=8The application supports most major cryptocurrencies (BTC,ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, etc.), stablecoins (USDT, USDC, TUSD, DAI, PAX), most tokens on the Ethereum, Ontology, TRON, EOS blockchains.The main features of the crypto wallet include independent management of private keys, personal control over assets, data encryption, support for multi-signature and the ability to organize joint asset management. The simple interface allows you to perform operations in one click.Read more: What are Stablecoins and how do they differ from other cryptocurrenciesHuobi Input and OutputTo deposit funds to the Huobi Global exchange, you need to go to the Currency Account section, select the cryptocurrency of interest, for example, Bitcoin, and click Deposit.Copy the address and transfer the cryptocurrency to it from an external wallet (you can use a QR code for a quick transfer from a mobile application).The funds are credited to the exchange account after one confirmation by the miners, and after two confirmations they will be available for withdrawal.The minimum deposit amount is 0.001 BTC. The deposit address does not change every time, but only sometimes, the exchange notifies about this by email.To withdraw cryptocurrency, you need to go to the same section, but this time select the Withdraw button.Specify the address to which the coins should be transferred, and the required amount. The commission is indicated in the same window and covers the transaction costs, providing a quick transfer.The minimum withdrawal amount is also 0.001 BTC.Read more When Bitcoin appeared: telling the story of BTCCommissionsType of operation Commission feeSpot trading 0.2% maker and 0.2% takerMargin interest 0.098%OTC trades 0.1-0.2% maker (depending on the currency), 0% takerContract trades 0.02% maker, 0.04% takerEntry without commissionThe withdrawal is individual for each coin, indicated at the time of withdrawal (for example, for BTC — 0.0005 BTC).Read more: What is OTC and what are its featuresThe table shows the standard indicators. Holders of HT tokens can reduce them. With a deduction, the fees look like this:SafetyThe Huobi exchange uses cold wallets, secure connection and data encryption to protect user funds. In addition, the user can independently increase the security level of the account if he performs the following actions:It will enable two-factor authentication — a simple and effective way to confirm login using the Google Authenticator application.It will link the phone number and confirm the email address.Associates accounts in other networks (Google, Facebook, Apple) with the Huobi account.It will set a complex password and an anti-phishing code.Read more: Network security. 2FA - two-factor identification methodsTech. Huobi supportYou can contact Huobi technical support via an online chat on the website. Other contacts and social networks of the project:Telegram https://t.me/huobiglobalofficialFacebook https://www.facebook.com/huobiglobalofficialTwitter https://twitter.com/HuobiGlobalBlog on Medium https://medium.com/@huobiglobalInstargam https://www.instagram.com/huobiglobalofficial/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/HuobiGlobalAPI HuobiThe Huobi Exchange provides documentation for developers (API) for free. It can be found at https://huobiapi.github.io/docs/spot/v1/en/#change-logIn the top menu, you can switch to another type of trading (spot, futures, options, margin swaps). Information on all categories is constantly updated. The developer can subscribe to email notifications to keep everyone up to date with the latest changes.Huobi ReviewsThe site has both positive and negative reviews, there are about the same number of them. Users complain about high commissions, problems with the NEM cryptocurrency, as well as insufficient functionality — despite the fact that the platform keeps up with the times and regularly introduces new features, it is not yet possible to work only with it without resorting to the help of other large trading platforms.Nevertheless, trading volumes show that most users consider the platform to be the best option for exchanging certain currency pairs (the most popular is BTC/USDT).Advantages and disadvantagesAdvantages:The exchange is in the top in terms of trading volume and liquidityOwn functional tokenDeveloping functionalityPositive feedbackOptional verificationA large selection of trading pairsMobile and desktop walletsReferral programDisadvantages:Some functionality has been cut for popular cryptocurrencies. For example Bitcoin and USDTConclusionThe Huobi cryptocurrency exchange is actively developing and tracking current trends, such as earnings on DeFi tokens. A strong team, the introduction of new options, adequate commissions-all this speaks in favor of the site and adds respectability to it. Now there is such a time in the cryptosphere that it is impossible to keep up with trends, otherwise the project will instantly lose part of the market.Read more: What is decentralized finance ...
The illusion of money. Top 5 largest cryptocurrency thefts in history
The alleged theft of cryptocurrency on the Africrypt platform has become the most expensive in history. Any hacking of the exchange negatively affects the value of the cryptocurrency, but hackers arrange attacks not only for the sake of stealing money. Many thus reduce its course. Fierce competition in the market over time only increases the likelihood of such hacks. We calculated how much the most expensive hacks in history cost investors.Binance: $40 millionHacking Binance — the most popular exchange in 2019 cost 7 thousand bitcoins. At the time of the hack, it cost about $40 million. "We discovered a major security breach today, May 7, 2019, at 17: 15: 24. Hackers managed to obtain a large number of user API keys, 2FA codes and, possibly, other information," the report says.The exchange announced that hackers used various methods, including phishing, viruses and other attacks. "During the hacking, hackers were able to gain access to the "hot" Binance wallet, which, at the time of the attack, had about 2% of the funds. In just 44 transactions, the attackers managed to withdraw 7074 BTC, " said Changpeng Zhao, CEO of the exchange. By "other information", the company meant the theft of personal data of customers, which negatively affected the trust in the platform.The exchange announced that it will cover all the lost funds from its funds, and no user will be affected by this hacking. Binance representatives reported that the losses will be covered at the expense of the previously created SAFU fund (user asset Security fund). Previously, 10% of the platform's commission fees were sent to his address.Nicehash: $80 millionOne of the largest thefts can be called the story of the Slovenian company Nicehash, which occurred in 2017. In fact, Nicehash is not an exchange — it is a cryptocurrency miner with an integrated market. Users leased their computing power to those who mined cryptocurrency without investing in equipment. Hackers could easily get new coins.Nicehash has published an official comment: "It is important to note that our payment system was hacked, and the contents of the NiceHash bitcoin wallet were emptied. We are working to verify the exact number of stolen BTC. It is clear that this is a matter of deep concern, and we are working hard to correct this in the coming days. In addition to conducting our own investigation, the incident was reported to the relevant law enforcement agencies, and we are cooperating with them as a matter of urgency."As a result of the investigation, it turned out that hackers stole 4,700 bitcoins, which is approximately $80 million. The company announced the return of 60% of the stolen coins, and in 2019 it froze the payment program for victims of hacking. NiceHash claimed that it reimburses users for funds received from commissions, thereby reducing the platform's profit, and promised to resume refunds in the future.Mt.Gox: $390 millionAnother Japanese exchange, Mt.Gox, suffered in 2013. At that time, the platform handled 70% of all global bitcoin traffic. For unclear reasons, bitcoins worth about $390 million went missing. It turned out that for two years the hacker stole bitcoins from users ' wallets, but the platform recognized the expenses as deposits and charged some users up to 40 thousand additional bitcoins.After that, the head of the exchange, Mark Karpeles, announced that he was resigning from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation. At the same time, an official document of the administration leaked to the network, which showed the deplorable state of the platform. It followed from the text that unknown attackers stole about 744 thousand bitcoins, and the exchange administration is not able to pay off its users, since the stolen amount is huge. Karpeles was arrested and charged with embezzlement.In February 2014, it declared bankruptcy, when the company's debt reached $63.6 million, and the number of creditors exceeded 127 thousand people. In addition, it turned out that the platform itself was affected - 120 thousand of its own bitcoins were stolen from the exchange. At that time, experts predicted the collapse of the entire cryptosphere, since the theft affected approximately 6% of the issue of all bitcoins in circulation.CoinCheck: $533 millionAnother major hack occurred in CoinCheck - on the leading Japanese cryptocurrency platform. In January 2018, hackers outside the country infected the exchange's internal network with a virus that was transmitted by email. This allowed attackers to steal users ' private keys. As a result, 523 million NEM coins worth $533 million were stolen.This amount was in a cold wallet, which is safer from possible attacks or theft than hot wallets. The company itself has acknowledged problems and failures in the management of the cold portfolio: the theft occurred due to the neglect of the storage of this cryptocurrency. The CoinCheck exchange did not use smart contracts with multiple signatures, so all coins were stored on the same wallet.However, such a large theft did not lead to the collapse of the cryptocurrency market. CoinCheck does not have such a systemic importance as Mt.Gox and other exchanges had at the dawn of the crypto market development. Its total value at the time of the theft was less than 0.25% of the value of the entire cryptocurrency, and the options for buying and selling crypto assets are very different today. The quick reaction of CoinCheck allowed to reassure investors, who were reimbursed in full.Africrypt: $3.6 billionThe founders of the investment platform Africrypt, two brothers Amir and Race Keiji are suspected of stealing about 69 thousand bitcoins, which is equivalent to $3.6 billion at the current exchange rate. In April 2021, they announced that the platform had been hacked and the funds stolen. Users were asked not to contact law enforcement agencies, because, according to Amir, this would make it difficult to return the cryptocurrency.However, the investors did not listen to the advice and turned to the law firm Hanekom Attorneys, which initiated an investigation. It turned out that the employees of Africrypt lost access to the site a week before the founders announced the hacking of the platform. Now the case is being investigated by the South African police, law enforcement officers have contacted crypto exchanges to prevent attackers from selling the stolen cryptocurrency.It will not be easy to track it, since special services that confuse transactions were used when sending bitcoins. The site of the site is currently unavailable. Africrypt was launched in 2019, the Keiji brothers promised investors high profits - a huge yield of up to 10% per day. According to Bloomberg, this story can become the largest scam in the field of cryptocurrencies, if the fact of theft is confirmed. Now the court has temporarily liquidated the brothers ' company, they have been given until July 19, 2021 to respond to the court ...
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