2017 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 9]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2017.
In late 2017, Ital...
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2014 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 6]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2014. MintPal In July 2014 Mintpal, a popular altcoin exchange at the time, got hacked and over 10,000 BTC worth of VeriCoin was stolen. Later that year over 3,700 BTC also […]
Exchanges adopting $USDT for $USD valuation should demand a Bitfinex audit
When a large exchange, like Bittrex for instance, adopts USD Tether ($USDT) as their US Dollar reference, they must offer investors some guarantee that the adopted benchmark is somewhat accurate. When you select USDT pairs in Bittrex, the user interface does not show USDT but shows U$ instead, clearly suggesting USDT is the official US […]
Opinion: Tether reserves to be tested during the market downturn [January 2018]
When both Bitcoin and altcoins are going down, it usually means cryptos are being traded for fiat currency. Right? Almost. There’s a curious cryptocurrency called Tether (USDT), which supposedly represents one coin for each US Dollar (USD) deposited in accounts in Asia. Right now Tether is one of the few currencies which gained value against […]
2013 Bitcoin and Altcoin Hacks [Part 5]
This article is part of our complete guide to Bitcoin and altcoin hacks. Here we cover Bitcoin and altcoin security incidents from the year 2013. Dogewallet Such hack. Many coin. Very disappear. Christmas of 2013 wasn’t a good time for Dogecoin investors. The recently created half-joke-half-serious cryptocurrency had just suffered its first major heist. Although […]